Our community based disaster recovery program aims at the core of recovery: rebuilding communities and helping survivors get back on their feet.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Following the devastating Haitian earthquake in January, 2010, 1.5 million people are homeless and even more are displaced. Haiti faces not only the immense physical challenge of feeding and housing all those affected, but a social challenge as well. Displacement uproots communities and disrupts the social networks that provide survivors support, leaving survivors alone and vulnerable at the time they're most in need of those networks.
How will this project solve this problem?
We work with local communities and encourage survivors to take ownership of small scale recovery projects. By engaging with survivors we can help rebuild communities and strengthen survivors' capacity to cope with the demands of long-term recovery.
Potential Long Term Impact
By involving disaster survivors in the process of developing projects, we'll help give survivors back a sense of control and empower communities. Once empowered, survivors will be more able to direct their own recovery long after we've left.
Total Funding Received to Date: $16,030
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $16,030 . The original project funding goal was $20,000.