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Earthquake-resistant orphanage is a welcoming ray of hope in Haiti

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 04, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lucy Wang last modified May 03, 2016

Located in the Anse-à-Pitres village without running water or electricity, the Ti Kay Là project faced many construction challenges, from the lack of skilled labor and resources to communication and language barriers. Bonaventura oversaw a team of 40 local workers, who were taught how to make the anti-seismic foundation and bricks—Haiti sits atop the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault system and is prone to earthquakes—using cement and sand laboriously sourced from the Dominican Republic. The...






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