Change the World through Sustainable Job Creation

 
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Summary

YOU have the ability to do more than just "give charity" by partnering with REBUILD globally! You can participate in real, lasting, life-changing development. At REBUILD globally, we make high fashion sandals from up-cycled tires to support the reconstruction of post earthquake Haiti. With your donation today, you can help us empower Haitians to rise from poverty by providing employment, education, and resources to our incredible artisans who are changing their community one family at a time.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Life in post earthquake Haiti is tough at the best of times. In January 2013, the Economist reported, "more than 350,000 Haitians are still living in tents in scattered camps and substandard housing slums." The brave people of Haiti are not asking for charity, they seek opportunity. Often a job and a dignified wage is the difference between a proud and prosperous life, and a deadly existence in those slums. Employment has a lasting effect, not only for the job holder but the entire family.

How will this project solve this problem?

REBUILD globally employs Haitian artisans to earn a sustainable income, empowering them with skills and resources to support their families and transform their future. We train, equip and employ artisans to make sandals from recycled tires that are salable in the international community. Imagine the impact one human being can make given the right opportunity, at REBUILD we have a team full of Haitian heroes working to change their community. Help us support more local heroes!

Potential Long Term Impact

The truth is, your donation today reverberates long into the future. You need only to think of our artisans and their children. We have a team full of proud and educated families. Through the financial security of each artisans, they are able to support neighbors and their community. Now picture this effect multiplying with every woman that's gainfully employed through our work. Our business model is sustainable and scalable. This is how lasting change happens. And it involves YOU!

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

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

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Organization

REBUILD Globally

Orlando, Florida, United States
http://www.REBUILDGlobally.org

Project Leader

Julie Colombino

Orlando, FL United States

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