1. Nehemiah Vision Ministry Campus: The heart of NVM, their campus houses a school, children’s home, health center, and church, as well as housing for visitors, teams, and staff.
2. Chambrun: This small desert village is right on NVM’s doorstep. Many of the children and families who live here are involved in the child sponsorship program. Chambrun’s name comes from the Creole word for “charcoal” because one of the only sources of income for this deeply impoverished community is to create charcoal.
3. Thomaszeau: The lush, almost tropical neighbor to NVM is the site of another grassroots church and school. NVM regularly sends medical missions there and fosters a strong relationship with the local church.
4. Onaville: Named for the O.N.A. program, a form of government assistance, this is the largest displaced persons camp in Haiti. With a peak population of around 250,000, Onaville residents have become known for their resilience and ingenuity in transforming their temporary camp into a permanent town.
5. Port Au Prince: The capital of Haiti and the epicenter of both the earthquake’s destruction and the subsequent international aid, Port Au Prince has made great strides in the past several years. However, much rebuilding still remains.
6. Fond Chaval: This small mountain village has banded together to form its own church and is working to build a school. Their grassroots movement is exactly the sort of model NVM loves to support.
7. Peligre Dam: A perfect example of the paradoxes in Haiti, Peligre Dam destroyed farmland and displaced many families, but now provides almost all of Haiti’s electricity. It was built by an international team, but now relies on outside help to stay operational.