Earthquakes Dont Kill; Buildings Do: REBUILD HAITI



Architecture for Humanity is responding to the crisis in Haiti with a long-term rebuilding plan that will design, develop and implement community centers, schools, and sustainable housing.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Haitians are not going to want to hear ideas; they need shelter. In the midst of chaos and heartache plans need to be made. We will set up Community Resource Centers to supply architecture and building services to community groups, NGOs and social entrepreneurs on the ground to create a space for the Haiti Rebuilding Coalition. We will also provide teams of architectural and construction professionals to develop and build community facilities, including schools and medical centers.

How will this project solve this problem?

Our efforts will include: Pre-planning assessments, establish Community Resource Center and Reconstruction Studio, sorting out building ownership, and then building transitional shelters, health clinics, schools, and permanent sustainable housing.

Potential Long Term Impact

Train and educate incoming volunteers and community members in building safely, emphasizing the need for sustainable materials and construction techniques. It is not about just building homes, but jobs.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $15,545
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $34,455
Total Funding Goal: $50,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Cameron Sinclair

Co-Founder and Executive Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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