Randy Friga began his volunteer work in Haiti in 2006. Eight years later, we are proud to state that he is still volunteering and rebuilding this nation that has suffered so much throughout the years.
When Randy left Haiti after a week of work back in December 2009, he did not know what destruction he would be returning to only a few weeks later. Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Port-au-Prince, Haiti. This horrible event killed nearly 250,000 people, left 1.5 million homeless, and caused an estimated $8 billion in damage.
Randy returned only four days after the quake to help in every way he could. He traveled to Pignon, Haiti and helped finish a hospital; making sure that the bathrooms, plumbing, and electricity were working, to help aid the survivors and medical teams. Randy returned to Haiti over 10 times in 2010 to help rebuild.
As of January 2014, Friga Construction has a company truck which was shipped to Haiti to assist in volunteer work. Our office in Hinche, Haiti, is fully stocked with the companies own equipment, tools, and materials; Randy can make the most of his time in Haiti and is ready to work as soon as he arrives. He is expected to make many trips to Haiti this year and to help rebuild as much as possible. Randy’s commitment and passion is remarkable and unwavering; something for us to find inspiration within.
Our main objective is to contract with Non-Governmental Organizations* (NGO’s), charitable organizations, and business-oriented companies who are considering a new project or need assistance finishing a project. We have experience with the production of orphanages, schools, hospitals, clinics, water systems, electricity, wind generators, inverters, and solar power. Friga Construction will work with budgeting and the logistics of the project.
Our office is centrally located; we are able to move in every direction necessary. We have worked heavily in Pignon, Jacmel, and Colladere. Randy speaks Haitian-Creole and Spanish, making communication stress-free and an essential part of any project outside of the United States.
Please contact us if you have any questions or interest about Haiti. 417-887-7134
* “An NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) is any non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group which is organized on a local, national, or international level. Task-oriented and driven by people with a common interest, NGO’s perform a variety of service and humanitarian functions, advocate and monitor policies, and encourage political participation through provision of information. Some are organized around specific issues, such as human rights, environment or health” (http://www.ngo.org/ngoinfo/define.html).