One year ago Haiti was devastated by a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake that killed over 230,000 people and left over a million people homeless. There was a huge outpouring of aid to Haiti, and while many have been helped, at least 1.3 million people are still living in temporary shelters and makeshift camps around Port-au-Prince.
Aid has slowed in recent months and the recent outbreak of Cholera has complicated recovery efforts, highlighting the necessity of helping Haiti rebuild their infrastructure for the long-term, rather than just providing short-term relief.
As we reflect on the progress made and the challenges that remain, we wanted to share projects that are addressing the root cause of problems and will create lasting solutions for the Haitians they benefit.
This project provides a safe home for around thirty orphaned children in Haiti. The 2010 earthquake destroyed the orphanage's old house, leaving all of the children homeless. They were all forced to live in one small room and a tent, which flooded almost daily. So, we rented them a new home, and also began meeting their other needs, like food and school. Without donors like you all the kids would be homeless, but instead they're thriving, thanks to you.
To provide a maternity and pediatric service for some of northern Haiti's poorest families, providing many with their first ever access to medical care in pregnancy and childbirth. Our 44 bed facility with 2 delivery suites, operating theater for birthing emergencies, pediatric ward and NICU, will support many life saving interventions as well as training and equipping midwives, supporting local health centers and providing information about pregnancy and early child development.
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