From the field: Dunoit Bien-Aimé, Haiti Outreach Animator
The community of Maten Cheriza is one of the newest communities to start the Haiti Outreach Community Management Model. Maten Cheriza is a community of 260 people near Gens de Nantes, which is close to the Haiti/Dominican Republic border.
I had the first meeting with the volunteer management committee of Maten Cheriza where our first topic of conversation was road access to their community. As you can see there were only narrow alley ways barely wide enough for a moto leading to Maten Cheriza. These paths would make it impossible for entry of our machines to dig a well here.
As they very much want to continue their training to be able to have a community well, the management committee promised that they would work on improving their road access.
I am happy to report that that everyone in the community, both children and adults, have taken responsibility for achieving this task and the road widening is almost complete!