International Disaster Volunteers (IDV)

At IDV we believe that to provide meaningful relief and reconstruction assistance to disaster affected communities around the world we have to do more than reconstruct buildings. We need to understand and address the factors that made a community vulnerable to the disaster in the first place. Our work will be organised with these factors in mind so we can effect change that far outlives our presence.
Nov 25, 2013

Thanks for supporting orphanage self-sufficiency!

Her sign says it all!
Her sign says it all!

Wow, we’re so excited that our project to make a Haitian Orphanage Self-Sufficient is now completely funded. Because of you we’ll be able to build a sustainable future for kids like Nolson, Lovely and Gusline!

Construction of a chicken coop at the HTDC orphanage will now start, and we’ll also be able to buy chickens and feed for when it’s completed.

We’ll soon be posting photo’s of that work in a future project report, so keep checking back! If you ever have any questions about how we’re using your donation, please don’t hesitate to email We’d love to hear from


Nov 25, 2013

Thanks so much for supporting Louis!

Her sign says it all!
Her sign says it all!

We can’t believe that you’ve paid for Louis’s education for a year! Thanks to you, Louis will be able to learn the skills he needs to find dignified, living wage employment, escape poverty, and provide for his family.

 There are so many ways that you could have spent your hard earned money, but you chose to support Louis. Thanks so much!

 To let you know how your donation is changing lives, we’ll send you regular updates through this project’s parent project “Change Lives with English Education”. If you ever have any questions about how we're using your donation, please email We’d love to hear from you!

Thanks again for making Louis’s future bright, and our warmest regards!

Nov 25, 2013

This Thanksgiving Bengie is thankful for you

A very happy Thanksgiving to you!
A very happy Thanksgiving to you!

In 2013 you funded a year of education for Bengie so that she could support her son. We’re now delighted to report that the education you funded is paying off.

Bengie has used her new language skills to find a job with a local non-profit that teaches English to at risk young women. Her new job pays a living wage and is allowing Bengie to help other young women build a brighter future – and it’s all thanks to you.

As families across the US gather to give thanks, we wanted to let you know that this year, Bengie and 150 students just like her are thankful for you.

We wish you a very happy Thanksgiving from Port au Prince and our staff at IDV!

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