When we bought the land, we made an agreement with the community that they would carve out a wider, more drivable road between Route 1 and our property.
Without their involvement, the King Center will only ever be Project Living Hope’s project. But with the community members efforts, this will be Camp Marie’s project. We are taking the time to build relationships and work with them to accomplish the goals.
We have completed the road project - a long and arduous task. As projects go in Haiti, we faced roadblocks with finding equipment and experiencing bad weather. But with lots of teamwork, time, and effort, the road is complete!
Having access to our property has allowed the geotechnical testing to be done, getting us one step closer to breaking ground on Phase One of the King Center!
We excavated and now have a temporary, dirt soccer field. In order to keep the games centralized and the playing environment controlled, PLH will host all of the league games on the PLH property. As grass is difficult to maintain with limited water supply and extensive play throughout the week, we are looking to install artificial turf fields.
Project Living Hope’s athletic programs give youth a place to belong, Christian mentors, and important life skills. We have two soccer programs in Camp Marie and Montrouis with 250 youth participating. This past August, we launched the National Christian Soccer League. The league has ten teams from around Haiti with players aging from 17-23.