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2,400 New Jobs to be Created in Haiti - Love a Child to Open Largest Marketplace in Fond Parisien

Fort Myers, FL, July 17, 2014 --( As part of its program to help the people in Haiti to address the challenge of self-sustainability, Love A Child, a nonprofit based in Fort Myers, has announced nearly 2,400 new jobs could soon be added to the Haitian economy. The largest marketplace in Haiti, Gwo Mache’ Mirak, is set to open in September 2014.

Gwo Mache’ Mirak, or the Grand Miracle Market, is a new commercial development consisting of 10-pavillion-style buildings built on 20-acres (8-hectares) and located just 30 miles east of Haiti’s capital, in Fond Parisien, along the main route between Port-au-Prince and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Construction of the marketplace is being backed by Pastor Jentezen Franklin and the Kingdom Connection Partners, who committed to the $1,000,000 needed to build the facilities.

The new Grand Miracle Market will feature premier shopping, entertainment, and dining; all in a safe, clean environment which reinforces Haiti’s economy. More than 800 vendor stalls will be available for a variety of small businesses to participate.

Would-be marketplace vendors of produce, livestock, and handmade products and retail goods are encouraged to apply with Open Hand, Inc. for available interest-free micro-loans to gain the needed resources for small business ownership. The Grand Miracle Market on-site offices opened yesterday morning for applicants interested in signing up to become vendors. Micro-lending, which is a part of Love A Child’s eight interrelated sustainability initiatives, is provided alongside crucial financial education and life skills training classes. These programs enable Haitian families to gain new marketable skills, earn reliable sources of income, and learn how to manage their money for the long-term.

Love A Child’s continuous efforts in sustainable development offer many opportunities for job creation in Haiti, as well as a meaningful way to empower the Haitian people to help themselves. To learn more about the Grand Miracle Market, visit:

About Love A Child, Inc.
Love A Child, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian humanitarian organization, serving the needs of children in Haiti. Founders Bobby and Sherry Burnette live year-round in Haiti at the Love A Child Orphanage. They are full-time missionaries who minister to the poorest of the poor in Haiti and working to spread the Word of God, showing Christ’s love by example. The Love A Child outreach programs include 14 schools, Love A Child Hope Center Orphanage, food distribution programs, the Jesus Healing Center, mobile medical clinics, and the sustainability initiative programs. For more information, please visit

Contact: Rad Hazelip, Assistant Executive Director, Love A Child (239) 210-6107 or
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