What LOVE Takes Root has accomplished in Haiti with the model of empowerment and using a lot of love is truly humbling.
Sustainability is essential in a country such as Haiti. For many working in international relief and development, there is the knowledge that individuals and services will greatly change over a chronologically short period of time. It is important that partnerships with on-ground organizations are formed and that education is disseminated through these partnerships. Similarly, it is important that Haitians are trained in effective and sustainable ways that can lead to economic independence
The project planning was done in partnership with La Concorde staff and it was decided to rebuild La Concorde in Jacmel Haiti. This was done in three phases.
Phase One: 2011 - 2013
Separate cottages for boys and girls, a dining hall with kitchen, and a staff house.
Phase Two: 2014 - 2016
A primary school, administration building with computer lab and Medical/Dental Clinic.
Phase Three: 2016 - 2019
A secondary school, additional staff housing and solar power.
Phase Four: 2020 -
Love Takes Flight and teens transition into independence.