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Vocational Trade Workshops


Pwoje Espwa Sud strives to be self-sustaining. For this reason, we have a number of vocational trade workshops that help to supplement the needs of the children. These workshops include carpentry, welding, and tailoring. Each of these workshops are managed by knowledgeable and trained professionals, and many of the employees were once children of Pwoje Espwa. All of the workshops are located directly on the property.

IMG_4753The carpentry workshop builds cabinetry, doors, bed frames, and dressers. Many of these pieces are used in the guesthouse, medical building, school, administration building, as well as the children’s village. The carpentry workshop also builds custom coffins which gives loved ones the peace of mind for their family member. These gorgeous, handmade pieces are also sold to help reduce the costs of the purchase of materials for the workshop as well as the vocational school.

The welding workshop builds shelving, bunk bed frames, bookcases, barbeques, gates, and other unique pieces that are custom made. Each of these pieces is either used on the property or sold to help reduce material costs.

The tailoring workshop is a busy place, especially over the summer. The tailoring workshop makes all of the school uniforms for the Espwa students, as well as contracts out for other local schools. The tailoring workshop also mends clothes that are torn, and can customize clothing that is either too big or too small that has been donated for the children. These workshops are made possible through the support of donors.

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I fell in love with Espwa during my first visit last year. Hard to put into words, but there was a real "heart" connection with the kids and staff. It is a special place. My visit was focused primarily on the girls and the teachers. Relationships were initiated during that first visit that I treasure very much!

- Maria Simeone

There is hardly a more heartbreaking sight than seeing an orphan in Haiti--many of them who have families who simply cannot feed and clothe them. Of course there is the emotional response to their plight, but there is a more pragmatic hope--that given a chance in a loving, caring environment, these children can grow up to be leaders, people who can move their communities and the country itself in a positive, healthy direction.

- Jackie Wilson

This place is amazing! The kids and their caregivers will restore your faith in the human spirit. The magic of Espwa is that there is a childhood provided for the kids there that would not exist otherwise.Haiti has a very very long way to go, but this is a hopeful place with clean, well fed, happy children, teachers, house moms, and support staff. Fr Marc and all of the others should be very proud of their accomplishments. Help them in any way that you can!

- Kerri McDonough Croland
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