The LaHoya Project:
An Ongoing Success Story
"Ask and it will
be given to you." - Matthew 7:7a NIV
With both small and large financial contributions,
and by the efforts of many work teams, Community
Partners have built school facilities in LaHoya
which now serve as a model for the entire country.
- Since 1992, when the first classrooms were
built, school attendance has increased from
40 children to 400.
- A Dining Shelter serves as a gathering place
for assemblies and other school activities.
- The Mission House now accommodates resident
volunteers and visitors.
- COPA's Health Advisor works with local public
health nurses and doctors to provide care services
at the Clinic.
A Work in Progress
"If you have faith
as small as a mustard seed..." - Matthew
Bombita is occupied by descendents of immigrant
Haitians who live in poverty and desolation. Depending
only upon seasonal work cutting sugar cane, their
living conditions are worsened by the lack of
a clean water supply. An irrigation ditch is their
only water source.
COPA responded to their plea for help in 1996.
Contributions and work teams have developed a
program similar to LaHoya's, including a fine
school and clinic.