A Home for Asilia and her Family - Leveque, Haiti


December 8th, 2015 

Contractors have officially broken ground for Asilia and her family's home and construction has begun. 


Her home was designed by US architechts and held to US building codes. Her home will be built to withstand the toughest natural disasters. Rebar reinforced concrete along with a roof-tie down stystem ensure the structure will serve as a long lasting foundation for Asilia and her family.  Construction is expected to be completed just after the New Year. 


 November 11, 2015 

Meet Asilia and her family


Asilia is the single mother of Fredo (14), Guerlin (12), Clara (10), and Fredson (2). She is a coffee vendor who dreams of growing her business and reaching more communities.

We are excited to announce that our first Giveback Homes Member, Nick Schneider has funded the first home for a deserving family in Haiti, launching our new partnership with New Story Charity. The home is being built in honor of Schneider’s client, Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart.  Since the earthquake, Haiti has always been on our minds and we are excited to now offer our members the opportunity to donate to Haiti.  The 2010 earthquake hit Haiti when all of her children were under 10 years old. They lived in Cabaret and the quake destroyed everything they owned forcing them to move to Leveque, where tents were being distributed. For nearly 6 years, this young family has lived in a thin tarp tent given to them by NGOs. Thousands of families still live in these tent slums without access to basic sanitation or clean water - merely trying to survive. Disease outbreaks are rampant and the conditions are unbearable, especially for young children.

Asilia has ambition despite her circumstances. Her coffee sales put food on her table and sends her kids to school. Sadly, she doesn’t have enough money to save for a home and get her family out of miserable living conditions. “I do not sleep well, all of my children are crammed into one small tent and the heat makes it difficult to stay indoors”.

Imagine not being able to relax in your own home. When it rains, this family is completely drenched as their tent is tattered and torn. These living conditions combines with lack of sanitation and access to clean water contribute to poor health.

A home is more than just a shelter – it promotes improved health, better performance in school, and the ability to take advantage of opportunities.

Construction is expected to begin in two weeks and will be completed by the end of the year, or early January at the latest. Be sure to check back for photo updates and progress of the construction!   

To donate and help build a home for a family in need, please click here. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible and will go directly towards building homes.