Compressed earth block factory
Welcome Home Haiti has purchased and implemented a compressed earth block machine, mixer, and hammer mill. This process takes a mixture of 60% dirt, 30% sand, and 10% cement and hydraulically compresses the mixture to create building blocks that exceed strength standards for cement blocks in the U.S. We employ 25 full time employees in the factory.
We build all of our houses with these blocks, and also have constructed schools, medical clinics, and other projects with them. We are also selling them retail. Our goal is for the block business to become self sustaining.
We have 2 Haitians in leadership roles, 2 in the financial office, 8 security guards, 4 landsapers, 15 women serving in our guest house, and approx. 70 part time employees in construction.