“If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.”
The road into Garde Saline is very poor, and when it rains, getting in and out of the village is almost impossible. Even traveling by foot, horseback, or by donkey – which most villagers do – is difficult. Given the heavy rains during and after Hurricane Matthew in fall 2016, Hurricane’s Harvey and Irma in 2017, it was almost impossible to travel into and out of the village. In 2017, Hope for Haitians provided a Hurricane Relief Grant to build a culvert on the main road, to minimize flooding and provide better drainage for the road.
In June 2011, The Faith Project donated funds for the first motorized vehicle owned by residents of Garde Saline — a motorcycle. As the Leadership Council has implemented its sustainable community development plan, and the economic base of the community has improved, more families have been able to pay for moto-taxi’s to aid in their transportation needs.
FIVE-YEAR IMPACT DATA
Sustainability Plan Program Area 2012 2017
# of census respondents with walking as primary
method of transportation 92% 25%
# of respondents using a bicycle as primary
method of transportation 6% 31%
# of respondents using a motorcycle taxi as
primary method of transportation 4% 44%