REBUILD Globally

Mission: to support sustainable development in underserved communities through eco-friendly education and employment initiatives. Our chief objective is to educate, train, equip and employ local community members to recycle trash, tires and other waste materials to assist in the long term sufficiency of our partner communities.
Jan 19, 2013

Providing an Education for Haitian Street Children

Dear friend,

As you may already know, REBUILD globally faces a plethora of obstacles daily in Haiti. We address issues ranging from barefoot orphans needing recycled tire sandals to help offset the possibility of contracting worms, to emergency medical care for street children, to providing dignified living wage employment to Haitian mothers -the pillar of our sustainability.

We believe in living-wage employment and we believe in education for all children and youth.  No matter what financial challenges we encounter, through support of friends like you, we are able to meet this mission.  Providing Haitian children with scholarships, allows them to receive an education, targeting the root cause of poverty and preparing them for success in the future.  Additionally, these scholarships provide assistance to families as they get on their feet. These children will grow up with valuable skills that they can aim towards providing for their families and creating a cyclic stabilization of Haiti’s economy.

Currently, we have 7 children in our Street Child program. These are children who are vulnerable to the dangers of the streets, but through your support, they are where they belong – a classroom! By proving support for this program you have created an education haven for these children. It is because of you that these families now have a great deal of hope, a stable household, and a steady food supply. Attached is a photo of Jean and Billy brothers in our program that you are helping to educate.

We hope you will continue to support families in Haiti by purchasing a pair of handmade, recycled tire sandals coming from our workshop! Support us by visiting our online store and purchasing your pair of REBUILDERs today! As always, you can stay up to date on our efforts by following us on facebook and youtube!

Thank you for your generous contributions and commitment to educate vulnerable children,

The REBUILD globally Team

Nov 15, 2012

Continuing Support for Haiti's Most Vulnerable

Jolina gives shoeless boys new sandals
Jolina gives shoeless boys new sandals

Dear Friend of REBUILD,

Recently, we have witnessed the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the people of Port-au-Prince. The amount of flooding in Haiti has killed 65 people, destroyed roads, and severely diminished crops and food supplies.  Many vulnerable families are suffering even worse fates from this increased level of food scarcity, which REBUILD is continuing to combat through our living-wage employment program for moms.

Although our children battle a myriad of obstacles-whether it is food scarcity, natural disasters, or monetary depravation- they are able to stay strong because YOU are helping them. Your donations have: allowed mothers to have sustainable jobs, provided orphan boys and girls with sandals to walk safely on dirt roads, and put children in school rather than keep them on the street.

As we have learned throughout our years in Haiti, many children in orphanages do have parents, but due to continued hardships, parents sometimes find themselves unable to provide the most basic of needs for their children. These children are placed in orphanages by their parents and, when they reach adolescence, are forced to vulnerably occupy the streets. By providing these children with the simple commodity of sandals, we are able to help eradicate possible sicknesses. One example being worms, obtained from walking barefoot.

The importance of our mission, however, begins with the individual, and expands to encompass Haiti itself. We have developed REBUILD to halt the problem before it begins: by employing the mothers of Port-au-Prince. These mothers use tires to make the very sandals we are providing these orphaned children with. With this vision, we are able to keep families together and provide a cyclic, self-sustaining economy in Haiti. This is all possible because of YOU. 

Our next challenge is to sell all of the beautiful, handmade sandals coming from our workshop! Support us by visiting our online store and purchasing your pair of REBUILDERs today! As always, you can stay up to date on our efforts by following us on facebook and youtube!

Thank you,

The REBUILD Globally Team

James and his mom: Both employed by RG!
James and his mom: Both employed by RG!
The effects of Hurricane Sandy
The effects of Hurricane Sandy
Oct 8, 2012

Continuing Employment in Haiti

Anne Sewing
Anne Sewing
Dear friend,

This year has brought about several amazing opportunities for our organization and the people of Haiti!

After being awarded a quick impact grant from the United Nations mission in Haiti, we have hired on NINETEEN more artisans to our group! This means that we now have thirty-two Haitian mom’s and dad’s working with us! Earning a living wage allows for each of our artisans to sustain their family’s basic needs. After tropical storm Isaac, we focused on the well being of our newest artisans, who were very vulnerable to the storm.  Sadly, three of the newest members of our team lost their homes to the storm. Without being able to turn to REBUILD and their living wage employment jobs, the situation could have been even more dire than what has already suffered.   

Many of our employees are mothers and fathers, and by having this job with REBUILD globally, they are able to support their children better. Keeping them off of the streets and getting them into school and providing them  food and housing. By having the ability to put their children in school, they are beginning to break the cycle of poverty that has inhabited Haiti for so long.

With the new talented workforce in our workshop, we now have an increased amount of production! Our beautifully handcrafted  REBUILDER sandals are now being made more than ever before. To keep up with the amount of product, we have begun shipping and selling our sandals wholesale! We’re hoping the sandals will reach many shops across the world.

What’s really great about this is that the more sandals we sell, the longer we can keep these individuals employed and be able to hire on more people. What we need now in terms of support are funds for the materials to make the sandals and costs to keep our workshop up and running.

We encourage you to follow our facebook to stay up to date on all RG happenings and watch our videos on youtube! Our NEW online sandal shop is up and running, visit http://www.rebuildglobally.org/products-page/ to order your pair of REBUILDERs!
Sincerely,
The REBUILD Team
Ody and Steph
Ody and Steph
Artisan
Artisan

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