Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Seventy-seven percent of the population lives below the national poverty line, and 51 percent of the population is unable to read or write (source: The World Bank). Ouanaminthe is a town in northeastern Haiti, home to approximately 100,000 people. This city is located on the border with Dominican Republic, on one of the four major land crossings into Haiti. This makes it a metropolis, as many vendors travel to and from the Dominican Republic during the week to sell their goods.
Vapor Ministries began work on its Ouanaminthe center in 2012, and in August 2013, Vapor's fifth center officially opened to the community. When children come to the center, they have access to clean drinking water, discipleship lessons, disease-prevention training, and they have a coach who cares for them and shows them the unconditional love of Jesus Christ.
The center also provides humanitarian aid to the surrounding community in various ways, including serving clean water to the community through Vapor’s water well at the center, and providing disease-prevention training.
Vapor Ministries is beginning to research several new sustainability project opportunities and microbusinesses that will help the center bring in revenue to offset daily operating costs. We look forward to seeing what God will accomplish through the Vapor center in Ouanaminthe.
We partner with local bodies of believers in the area to come alongside and support their efforts as new converts get plugged into a local faith family.
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