Last week, the Architecture for Humanity team in Haiti put down their office tools to build a platform for a clinic for fellow NGO, Jenkins Penn H/RO, in Pétionville, Port-au-Prince.
The original clinic was under threat of flooding as the structures were set up on the bare ground. Completion was delayed several days due to rain but the clinic is now operating at a higher level.
Local help was recruited for the construction, which included concrete foundations and a raised wood floor. Architecture for Humanity volunteer and seasoned builder Tommy Stewart of Ft. Worth gave an impromptu lesson on stair framing and all participants finished the project with a better sense of how everything comes together.