HavServe Pilot Project - Village of Lebrun - Haiti
HavServe has launched a pilot project in the village of Lebrun, which is located in southwest Haiti. Lebrun is surrounded by nine smaller communities. The village is ideally situated to serve as a central hub from which services and resources can benefit the residents of Lebrun proper as well as the surrounding communities. Approximately three hundred local villagers have been identified as volunteers and participants in HavServe projects and programs. International volunteers have already established a positive relationship with the community. They have worked with the villagers to launch educational, empowerment, and psychosocial development projects. These volunteers have also identified water and available land to meet MDGs 1, 5, and 6. A Lebrun Education Committee is working on MDG 2. Moreover, the Haitian diaspora from Lebrun is donating land for the building of an internet ready multi-purpose Education Center and a health clinic to meet MDGs 4 and 5. Last, volunteers have established a women’s empowerment group and a youth empowerment group, addressing MDG 3.
Lebrun is a small village in the municipality of Paillant in the Miragoane Arrondissement, in the Nippes Department of Haiti. Lebrun is located 130 km southwest of Port-au-Prince, in the eastern part of the Department of Nippes, on the eastern flank of the Massif de la Hotte, between 18.2 degree and 18.3 degree north latitude of and between 73 degree and 73.2 degree West longitude on the other. It is bounded on the north by the town of Petite Riviere de Nippes, south by the town of Fond des Negres to the east by the first section of Chalon and the west by the town of Anse a Veau.