HAITI 2016 divinus Haiti/Six33 Studios

"When I was asked to go to Haiti all I could think of was how cool it was to go to another country and help in whatever capacity that I could. After arriving (within the first day) I quickly realized that my mind...my expectation...my heart would be forever changed."

Over 2 million Haitians were left homeless after the 2010 earthquake. With 300,000 homes destroyed.

To date more than 59,000 people are still displaced. Living in camps, on the streets, or in homes that are in disrepair.

Of the 40,000 homes that have been repaired, rebuilt, or replaced less than 20% of them are considered sustainable long term.

When arriving in Haiti your initial focus is on the task at hand. Put on your gloves and go to work. What you quickly realize is that among all of the poverty, and what we so easily consider chaos, you find joy. Haitians are full of life, full of laughter, and full of joy.

"As a photographer it was easy to capture joyful moments in Haiti. I never once had to ask someone to smile!"

During the home build a group of Americans assist Haitian tradesmen, carpenters, steel workers, and the family build a 400-600 square foot home in 5 days.

At the end of the week it was realized that a home was built with only some hammers, pliers, trowels, a drill, hard work and love. The men working on these homes have a sense of community that is second to none.

Not only is time spent on building the homes but also on interacting with the community and showing God's love to others.

"I am blessed to work with the organizations that I partner with. The treasures.... the true stories.... lie within the people around the world that are captured through photos and video." Sean Lujan

Every morning the home, the team, and the family were prayed over.

The kids are creative and can make toys out of just about anything they find.

Fiefie whose home was now complete has carried blocks, concrete, and dirt for two weeks and was overwhelmed at her key ceremony

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