Where we workWe work in the greater area of Pignon, located on the north side of the Central Plateau of Haiti, a rural area with a tropical climate and rugged beauty. Many in Pignon are farmers, growing mainly sugar cane and conga beans. Also, many live below the poverty line in mud and stick houses.
Pignon is said to be around 30,000 people, with the greater Central Plateau being about 150,000 people. It is one of the better growing areas of Haiti, with its fertile lands and protection from the mountains from tropical storms.
Area: Pignon includes the town and surrounding rural areas
Terrain: Vast valleys suitable for farming sugar cane and cocoa
Economy: Sugar cane and alcohol
Average Income: $2/day
Languages: French, Creole
Religions: Roman Catholic, Protestant, Voodoo
Life Expectancy: 63
Our home-base for transforming lives
Based in beautiful Sylvain, a rural farming community just outside of the town of Pignon, our campus serves to build and support the growth of the community both physically and spiritually. Our long-term missionaries live on the campus so that they can live day-to-day life with the people of Sylvain.