"Papa Evelyn" 's project for the week started today: smoothing, repairing and painting a one-room PID house for our friend and employee Nickenson. If you've ever traveled to PID Haiti then you most likely have met and fell in love with Nickenson. He works here as a landscaper part-time. Nickenson is a hard-working, optimistic, funny and smart young man, who has not let life's obstacles get in his way. (Nickenson is disabled, and folks don't always treat him right).
Nick's housing situation is less than ideal, so this month or early next month, he will be moving into a small PID house here in Blanchard through our Mortgage program. Evelyn told me about the pride Nickenson had while working on his soon-to-be home this morning.
Also this week, Evelyn's 30 Hour Fast raised over $1,600! We will use the money to buy food for families near us who are having a hard time making ends meet. We plan to buy (a lot) of live chickens with this money, as well as possibly other food, so stay tuned to the blog for some interesting pictures of that!