Peace Winds Japan (PWJ) has opened the second year of the community resilience project in southern Haiti
This year, we are working in Arniquet Municipality, neighboring commune of Saint Jean du Sud in South Department where the similar project was implemented last year. Arniquet is surrounded by many hills, which represents the name of 'Haiti (Ayiti)' meaning 'land of high mountains' in indigenous language.
As the project kick off, PWJ staff with a help of Arniquet mayor, organized a community
During the community meeting, the participants shared their experiences about the Hurricane Matthew. “Although it was a warning to the hurricane, I never thought that such a big hurricane would go through this area, so I was just staying at home. As the night falls, the stronger and stronger, then our roof was blown away. I was so scared, “said one resident. “Looking back almost three” (19659002) “Looking back almost three, we were looking for a safe place to evacuate, but all the houses were destroyed. years ago, so many lives and livestock were lost, “Arniquet mayor continued that” it's not our ability but negligence and lack of consciousness that caused lots of victims and sufferers. With the support of PWJ, “The mayor understands the importance of disaster preparedness and demanded participants in the PWJ's project.”
With the support of the mayor and the community leaders, we have selected locations to build community centers. One of the locations they are currently working on. They have a lot of experience in building a community and a community in the community.
Construction of community centers has already begun. Series of technical workshops on disaster-resistant construction and disaster prevention will be provided by the PWJ. Construction workers are not only qualified as masters and carpenters as well as women and first timers. PWJ believes that the participants will be able to achieve this goal in the future.
This project has been funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and generous support by individual and institutional Donors. We really appreciate their support.