July and August of 2018 were productive months for Village Mozayik as 2 additional homes were constructed. We now have 20 people living at Village Mozayik. Approximately 100 more to move. The 13 adults work on construction, gardening and soon mango dehydrating. All 7 children living at Village Mozayik are enrolled in school and are reporting to be doing very well. Our goal for early 2019 is to start 2 more homes. We are hosting a small group from Milwaukee WI in November 2018 and another small group from Madison Wi and San Diego Ca in mid February 2019. Perseverance, determination, and tenacity are three words that come to mind when I think of what it has taken to get this project to where it is today. Things are looking up for Village Mozayik
2017 is turning out to be a year of possibilities for Mozayik. We have a great deal of forward momentum and the project is attracting attention from a few other partnering organizations such as Wisconsin Micro Finance out of Madison WI, Tessarae out of Lancaster, PA and Yon Sel Lanmou, Denver, Colorado. This is an exciting time to find ways to engage in this project. Some early 2017 Accomplishments: Community Center: Exterior structure Complete Model House: Under Construction Ti Blan and his family have been appointed ‘caretakers’. They are living in the front half of the community center. Their 3 daughters are all enrolled in School Eviolia (Madam Ti Blan) has received a Micro Credit Loan and has started a business, selling beverages in the area. Ti Blan receives a small stipend to care for the garden and trees and to protect the land. The 3 children are happy and healthy and have made friends at school and in the community. This is a great success for all of us that have been on this journey.