Masonry is an Important Trade in Haiti

Masonry is an important trade in Haiti. The government just recently released building codes, so it will make things easier to teach not only to the curriculum but to the new standards. The students will learn the methodology but become “hands on” proficient in the masonry systems. It will include concrete ratios, slab prep and pour, reinforcement, column and beam fabrication, brick work, block laying, pargeting, and much more.

Student kit includes:

Safety glasses / gloves
Ear plugs
Tool Apron
Pencil / marker
Tape measure / mason’s ruler
Hammer / nail puller
Chalk box / plumb bob
Utility knife
9” mason brick trowel
Mason’s line & blocks
Rubber boots
8” torpedo level

Each student kit is $135. Please consider donating to sponsor a student, or take a look at the needed equipment list and donate towards a larger tool or equipment that will be used in training students from multiple classes.

Additional needs specific for the masonry lab:

Levels 48”/ 24” $140.00
Masonry / wood chisels $50.00
Framing squares w/ stair gauges $55.00
Wrecking /wonder bars $40.00
Trowels / floats / edgers $400.00
Concrete mixer $2500.00
Mason hammers (asst.) / sledge $200.00
Power trowel $2000.00
Power screed / aluminum screeds $1500.00
Form stakes / tie wire / pliers $200.00
Rebar / bolt cutters $340.00
Angle Grinders
Cut-off Saw
Drill / Drivers
Socket set / Wrenches $80.00
Mechanical tools $80.00
Blades/ bits / drills / tips $100.00
Saws circular
Portable band saw
Reciprocating saw
Air Compressor
Misc. materials / supplies $400.00
Generator…not included here

Items in RED are available at Home Depot
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Items are listed under LaCroix Vocational School

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7829 NW 72nd Avenue
Miami, FL. 33166
United States

Use whatever form of payment you choose. Please send a copy of your purchase to Dan Beck at and copy Friends of Haiti at Items will be shipped from Florida on a weekly basis. This is a tried and trusted shipper. You will receive an assessment for your delivery and duty charges to Haiti upon shipment, payable to FOH. Items displaying a dollar amount will be purchased in Haiti… Please see the funding guidelines on this site.