Orphans are one of the most vulnerable populations, especially in post-earthquake Haiti. Through partnerships with other organizations, businesses and orphanages, RG ensures that children in need are given recycled tire sandals, made in Haiti, after orphanages have properly cleaned and sanitized the living quarters and children are de-wormed. There is not only buy-in from orphan care takers and children, but this project focuses on living wage employment and long term development in Haiti.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Many orphanages do not have the funding to provide children with proper shoes, which puts them at a high risk for parasites or worms. Shoeless, children are also unable to attend school, which devastates the young population in which there is only a 51.2% literacy rate. Additionally, Haiti has an 80% unemployment rate that ravished the countries ability to offer opportunities for Haitian people to properly care for themselves and their children.
How will this project solve this problem?
REBUILD provides a long term solution that tackles both issues. By providing REBUILD tire sandals to orphans that are made in Haiti by Haitians you are becoming a part of a long term, sustainable economic development plan. These sandals helps alleviate the possibility of children becoming ill and help ensure they receive an education. More importantly, they are empowered to know that their sandals were made in their country and helped sustain livelihood in Haiti.
Potential Long Term Impact
Over 100 children and caregivers in orphanages will be educated and trained on health and sanitation. By staying worm free and healthy the children will be able to attend school regularly and will receive an education to create a brighter future. Over 100 children will have sandals made in Haiti. 8 Haitian women and men will have living wage employment.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,566
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 $2,566 . The original project funding goal was $2,500.