|Published:||Apr 16, 2013 6:54 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 17, 2013 5:01 PM EDT|
CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Members of a local church are in Haiti, with the hope of making a life-long difference for one community.
A group from Cape Coral Fellowship is meeting with three communities near Bohoc, a town approximately 90 miles north of the capital Port au Prince.
The church wants to partner with one of the communities to help them grow coffee beans the church will roast in their future cafe.
As part of the program, all the profits would go directly back to the country.
WINK photographer Adam Melton is documenting the trip.
"In the past, missions have kind of actually done more damage than good by basically just giving them things, building stuff for them, but not really educating them on how to stay sustainable with everything, so that's really what the effort is right now," he said in a recent Skype interview.
The group is scheduled to return to Southwest Florida Wednesday to finalize plans.
A representative from the chruch is expected to fly to Haiti as often as every month to ensure things run smoothly, and to track the progress.