Small Business Start Up
Randolph World Ministries, Inc. accepted the call to invest in the finances of Haitian families to elevate their standard of living and to grow the local economy by increasing their purchasing power in the community. The hope is that the businesses will grow to the point of hiring employees whose standard of living and purchasing power will also increase. Below is the current list of businesses we have started.
- Laboratory Supply Company of Haiti
- Farmer Reinvestment (Regrow, Reinvest, Rebuild)
- The Baby Shop
Randolph World Ministries, Inc. began emergency relief efforts after the four hurricanes (Fay, Gustav, Hannah, Ike) swept through Haiti during the fall of 2008.
Hurricanes of 2008
RWM was able to provide two waves of financial support to the Gonaives area where the most damage and loss of life occurred. We sent two waves of financial support to one of our ministry partners, Eben-Ezer Mission, the first round within three days of the tragedy and the second round only four days later. Pastor Michel, President of Eben-Ezer Mission in Gonaives, indicated that our contributions provided life-saving food and water to the survivors for the three week period after the hurricanes until the larger organizations could complete their mobilization efforts. We continued to provide toiletries to the victims on a monthly basis for the next six months and we provided medical care during our winter trip (2008-2009) and out following summer trip (2009).
Randolph World Ministries, Inc. is currently accepting financial contributions and donations of medical supplies and toiletries. The financial contributions and medical supplies will be sent to our clinics nearest to the Port-au-Prince area that are still operational (Christianville Clinic and Love a Child Clinic in Fond Parisien) to provide needed medical services to the survivors. Additional financial contributions and toiletries will be sent to Eben-Ezer Mission in Gonaives where pastor Michel is already making arrangements to house orphans and citizens of Port-au-Prince resulting from destruction of orphanages and homes.
Small Building Rehabilitation Projects
During the winter 2009/2010 mission trip, Randolph World Ministries, Inc. embarked on our first construction/rehabilitation project with Pastor Michel at Eben-Ezer Mission in Gonaives. Through a direct act of God, Pastor Michel found himself with the opportunity to lease a small, one-story hotel at a very low price. The hotel was nice but in disrepair. Pastor Michel’s vision is to renovate the first level and build a second level to be used as a missionary guesthouse and to house dignitaries and professors associated with the developing Christian Medical University. During the winter trip we were able to make plumbing and electrical repairs and perform a thorough cleaning of 7 of the 20 rooms. We plan to continue this rehabilitation project until all 20 rooms are in excellent working condition. We estimate it will require 2 more visits which will probably occur in June of 2010 and January of 2011.