Support Community Based Disaster Recovery in Haiti

$16,030 $3,970
Raised Remaining


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.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $16,030

Funding Information

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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Emma Taylor

Southport, CT United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Support Community Based Disaster Recovery in Haiti