We are so thankful to Freedom Solar for this life changing project they took on. Their donation makes so many other self-sustaining projects on the mountain possible and changes the lives of so many children in Haiti. This project was completed in October of 2017 and has been fully supplying power to A Child’s Hope campus since then. Our next goal will be to provide this same kind of solar power to the school on the mountain and continue improving learning conditions to truly raise the future leaders of Haiti.
“For this orphanage, off-grid solar power is a fuel that comes up every morning, gets stored in a battery for nighttime use and still makes power even when it’s cloudy,” Freedom Solar founder and chief installation officer Adrian Buck said. “It shows you how powerful off-grid solar can be. It can change the world.
“Now lights at night provide safety, while computers and internet provide them with a connection to the outside world. Learning, medicine, hot water – they have access to all the necessities that we take for granted.”
Buck was one of four Freedom Solar workers who made the trek to Haiti.
A Child’s Hope founder Raleigh Jenkins said having solar power will make a number of other projects possible at the orphanage.
“The ultimate goal is to make the orphanage self-sustaining – and solar power was the critical first step to achieving that mission,” said Jenkins, owner of ABC Home & Commercial Services’ Houston branch. “The new solar array powers the aquaponics farm we’re currently building at the orphanage, allowing us to raise fresh fish and grow nutritious, organic produce. And the project will ultimately allow us to refrigerate or freeze that food so the children have a constant, reliable source of food. It’s a life-changer.”
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We have made amazing progress in Haiti. We are pleased and grateful for God’s direction and are very excited for the future. We have installed 5 water wells on the mountain, completed our first buildings to house the children, and support a school on the mountain. We have also installed an aquaponics system and solar panels in our initiative to become a self sustainable community. Coffee is another way we are aiming to achieve our self sustainable goal. Watch this video below to see an overview of the community in La Montagne!