Several weeks ago I received a message from Pastor Cadet of the sewing school in Beudet, Haiti. This is the school where mom and I taught when we were in Haiti last November. (Actually we spent most of the week teaching on the Mission to Haiti campus because the facilities there are much better.)
The school is currently housed on a concrete slab with tarps for a roof and sheets for walls. The one day we spent at the school under the tarps with the students was a good, but exhausting and eye-opening day.
Teaching on the Mission to Haiti Campus
It was pretty amazing to see what they are able to do with such a primitive work space, but how awesome would it be for them to have a solid building with real walls and a roof?
Teaching at the sewing school
Pastor Cadet laid out a construction plan for me and has asked for our help. We are excited to participate in this construction project and already have $850 designated toward it.
With our $850 added to the $500 Pastor Cadet has already saved, they are only short of their construction goal by $480.
If you would like to donate to the construction of the Beudet Sewing School, we’d love to have your contribution. Just write your check to 500 Dresses with Beudet Sewing School in the memo and send it to 500 Dresses, c/o Jan Nelson, 680 1st St. NE, Britt, IA 50423.
Let’s see if we can build a school in Haiti!
Below is the breakdown of the construction project costs. (The cost noted in both Haitian and US currency.)
Stage 1: foundation
Iron bar—————————2000 5800 $HT or 485 USD
Natural building stone ——–1300
Stage 2-Erection or Putting up
Gravel———————-500 4800 $HT or 420 USD
Woods————–2100 5100 $ HT or 425 USD
Total: 485 + 420 + 425 +500 = 1 830 USD
Pastor and Madame Cadet with their children. Madame Cadet teaches at the sewing school.