Father Chuck's Challenge

Source Matelas Community, Haiti

FCC's new project for 2020 is to establish a new community in  Source Matelas (pronounced Sous Matlas), Cabaret, Ouest.  The scope is to provide 40 families in this improverished area with a safe and sturdy house and basic life necessities to make it a home.

The Phase I of project consists of:

  • Building 20 sturdy homes with water & sanitation
  • Basic Furniture, a solar power light
  • Community water well with hand pump
  • Four solar powered street lamps

The Phase II of project consists of:

  • Building 20 sturdy homes with water & sanitation
  • Community Center
  • Basic Furniture, a solar power light
  • Four additional solar powered street lamps

2020-21 Projects

Panali & Jicaro, Nicaragua

The Father Chuck’s Challenge Nicaragua - 2020 project will benefit 50 families in the neighboring communities of Panali and Jicaro.  With this project, 43 families from Panali and seven families from Jicaro will receive housing, water and sanitation in the form of a pit latrine.  In addition, each family will receive household furniture and as well as chickens, a chicken coop and supplies to provide eggs for their diets and an income.  Under this project, trees will be distributed for planting to combat deforestation and provide shade.  The project will also focus on education, an invaluable tool in breaking the cycle of poverty.  In Panali, 80 children will benefit from a two-room school.
Also, a multipurpose center in Panali will provide it and surrounding communities with a suitable venue for community meetings and religious events, while a workshop center will be built to offer courses and trainings on the development of life skills.

We are happy to report that both of these multi-year projects are complete.  FCC is now considering our next projects for both these countries.  Once FCC Board approval is obtained for new proposals, we will update this page.