Haiti Task Force - Mattituck Presbyterian Church
Since 1985, the Mattituck Presbyterian Church, in Mattituck, NY, has had a continuous and effective mission outreach in the country of Haiti. Our initial contact was with an organization named Service Christian of Haiti. Over the years our primary focus has changed to helping families on the Island of La Gonave, an island west of Port-au-Prince, Haiti. We now find ourselves needing to ask for assistance. The need is to get two solar panel systems with battery backup power back in working condition. These systems are operated by two churches we helped establish, one in the village of Nan Sema and the other in Betoti. These systems are needed to provide electrical power that drives the pumps that supply water to the children in the schools (left are some of the students in Betoti, and to the right are some of the students of NanSema), and water for the homes within walking distance of the wells (up to 4 miles away).
In Nan Sema, the solar system will also give the necessary power to operate a small refrigerator in their medical clinic. Each system has a diesel-powered generator. However, with the gang activities tying up most businesses and travel on the mainland, along with the high rate of inflation, neither church can afford the high cost of fuel. To the left and right you can see a power panel and bank of batteries. The batteries are too old to hold
a charge and some solar panels need to be replaced for the systems to work again. We have a Haitian contractor willing to do the work once we have the funds. To the left shows a medical team from Anse a Galets that visits the remote clinic in NanSema.
With this in mind, the Haiti Task Force of the Mattituck Presbyterian Church is asking you to prayerfully consider helping us raise the funds to make these important systems operational again. The repair cost for the two systems was estimated to be $13,000. All funds received will go directly towards these repairs.