Walls are beginning to rise on the Medical Complex and Training Center for Childhood Nutrition and Treatment in Thomonde. Using money raised for the AK1000 project, Project Medishare hires locals from the community to build the medical complex. The complex and the AK1000 project will not only continue to aid Project Medishare’s goals for a growing medical infrastructure in Haiti’s Central Plateau, but also promote the economy in the region Medishare serves.
Many in Thomonde work to do their part, but the task is not an easy one. Locals contributing to the construction have few tools and work with bare essentials. Rocks used to build up the walls are broken with the worker’s bare hands. Local women contribute to the project by collecting and carrying water up to the construction site from a nearby river. The water is then used to mix the cement.