Project Description

SOBIER (soh-bee-aye), HAITI (2015-2017)

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12/7/16 UPDATE!  We are approximately $17,000 short of fulling funding the clinic project!  It is our volunteer’s goal to raise $7,500 through personal team fundraising ($1,500/pp) to help cover material/labor expenses.  The remaining $7,500 will covered by a combination of existing Global Outreach Haiti funds and through either grants or large donations (this is where we could use you help).  Donate here!

ABOUT THE COMMUNITY:

  • Location: Extremely poor rural community – approximately three hours west of the capital Port-Au-Prince. Rural / mountainous area.  About 45 min. drive northeast of Miragoane.
  • Population: Approximately 5,000
  • Housing: Mostly small 16 x 13ft concrete block structures. 3-11 family members per unit.
  • Education: 3 local schools (Saint Peter – Catholic, and 1 unknown)
  • Income: Main source is agriculture (corn, banana, mango, millet, coconut, bread fruit).  2 cottage industries (bamboo: fishing traps & furniture)
  • Food Source:  Small gardens. Some travel to market for rice, fish, etc.  Some have chickens, goats, cattle and creole pigs.

NEEDS / CHALLENGES:

Based upon conversations that a prior team had with local residents, the following needs were identified:

  • Healthcare / Healthcare Education
    • Easier access needed
    • Nearest medical facility is approximately a 3-4 walk round-trip. This makes it difficult for the elderly and already ill to receive adequate healthcare.
  • Fresh Water
    • Easier access to water for both consumption and irrigation (most important).
    • No local well
    • Estimated round-trip to fresh water is 3-hrs.  Children often perform the task.
    • Average water consumption:  1 bucket per person per day.
  • Improved road 
    • Access to community requires a 4-WD vehicle or 2-mile hike (see photo in project gallery)
    • Challenging to get to fresh water, market, clinic, etc.
  • Food / Agriculture
    • Improved crop, livestock and cottage industries to provide adequate food
    • Challenge: Lack of water causing soil depletion, poor crops.
  • Schooling
    • Expanded support for local primary school.  Some teachers in Sobier have not been paid in 8 months.  Better access also needed to secondary education.

PROJECT GOALS / COST ESTIMATES:

Construction – Clinic:

  • 2017:  Complete the final stages of building the community clinic (see updated project on our Facebook page!).
PROJET CLINIQUE DE SOBIER (Clinic Project – Sobier Haiti)
NoDescription of Work (Designation des Ouvrages)Unit (Unite)Quantity (Quantite)Unit Price  Prix unitaireTotal USD         Sous total (USD)
1Implantation (Site Preparation)FFTFFTFFT$1,000
2Fouille (Excavation)m335.2352$352.35
3Maconnerie (Masonry)m322.1312$4,426.24
4socle (Base/bedrock for walls)m32.73$819.00
5Ramblai (Elevation/backfill)m37.0223$161.46
6Compactage (Compacting)m266.046$396.24
7Beton Parquet (Concrete Flooring)m310.404$2,829.44
8Elevation mur (Erecting Walls)m2107.896$2,948.40
9Colonne (Erecting Columns)m33.51$1,755.00
10Chainage (Project Line Markings)m34.1535$2,730.00
11Crepissage et Enduissage (Finishing/Coating for Walls)m2253.392$2,821.14
12Cirage parquet (Finish for Floors)m2112.6309$563.15
13Toiture metallique (Metal roofing)m282.709$5,376.09
145 Portes en fers forges (5 Iron doors)FFTFFT$1,000
1513 Fenetres (persienne)  (Windows/Shutters)FFTFFT$1,000
16Peinture (Painting)m2253.3925$1,266.96
17Electricité (Electrical)FFTFFT$500
18Dalle en beton (Concrete slab)m35.724$1,717.20
19Gouttières (Guttering system for Clinic)FFT$1,000
20Constuction d’une Toilette (Construct bathrooms)U3$4,500
21Constuction d’une Cistern (Construct 16.4ft x 13ft x 13ft cistern)U1$5,000
Sous-total (Sub-Total)$42,162.67
Imprevus ,Location, Eau (Contigency, Rentals, Water) 0.15x$31,663$4,749.45
Cout total  (Total)$46,912.12
Preparé par (Prepared by): Derly Charles,Ing (Engineer)

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Does project align with foundation mission?

  • Yes. Community access to affordable healthcare and healthcare education leads to healthy living and reduces the likelyhood of hunger related health issues.  Healthy Haitians means healthy people who can work and support their communities, helping to control and/or reduce the cycle of poverty.

Education:

  • Work with local schools to educate children on proper hygiene, etc.

Assessments:

  • Meet with circuit and community leaders and villagers to further analyze current needs and priorities in order to determine how the foundation might be able to assist them in the future.
  • Further discuss need of well for fresh water and irrigation of crops – lack of food causing high malnutrition rate in children.

PROJECT CHALLENGES:

  • Poor road requires teams to stay in the community.
  • No facility to house teams.  Bring tents and cots.  Bucket showers.  Latrines.
  • Limited access to fresh water

PROJECT UPDATES:

  • Jun 2014 – Fall 2014: Foundation preparing and footing erected.
  • Jan 2015: H.H.F. trip to complete foundation.  Preparation for clinic walls.
  • Spring – Fall 2015: Various team trips to build clinic walls
  • Jan 2016: H.H.F. Hollywood team works on plastering walls and begins forming/pouring “pouts” (upper support beams)
  • Feb-Mar 2016: Santa Monica & Simi Valley teams work to complete upper support beams.  Dig pit for bathrooms.
  • Apr 2016: Monte Sano team works on building bathroom/latrine.
  • May 2016: CommonHealth team works on building concrete blocks and clinic walls
  • Summer 2016: Work continues on building walls and columns of clinic
  • Fall 2016: Work takes place on latrine and cistern
  • Oct-Nov 2016: Delays due to weather and resources
  • Dec 2016 (tentative): Complete work on latrine, cistern, paving stones, begin installing shutters
  • Jan 2017: H.H.F. trip to inspect site, install window shutters, doors and facilitate installation of roof.

JAN 2017 TRIP COSTS / FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE:

UPDATE!  We are approximately $17,000 short of fulling funding the clinic project!  It is our volunteer’s goal to raise $7,500 through personal team fundraising ($1,500/pp) to help cover material/labor expenses.  The remaining $7,500 will covered by a combination of existing Global Outreach Haiti funds and through either grants or large donations (this is where we could use you help).  Donate here!

Cost per person / volunteer for the Jan 2017 build/aid trip: Approx $3,300/pp.

Cost breakdown:
$900 – airfare and local transportation
$400 – site prepared meals and conservative accommodations (sleeping cots and bucket showers)
$1500 – site building materials ($900) and to employ worksite skilled/day labor ($600)
$300 – employ local workers (drivers, translators, security and cooks)
$200 – community support (in-kind donations, clothing, supplies, hot school lunches, etc)

Team Fundraising Status (as of 12/21/2016): 

  • $19,800Funding Goal
  • $8,738Raised
  • 107Donors
  • 0Days Left

$8,738 Raised

Goal: $19,800