One year ago today, 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.
All too often, foreign disasters create a mass appeal for aid and provide little evidence or accountability for your donations. GlobalGiving is working to change this.
Our earthquake relief projects have been posting incredibly detailed reports on the impact made by donors like you.
In addition, GlobalGiving has two staff members visiting projects in Haiti this week to review their progress. They will be reporting back in the days and weeks to come.
Together, we can help the people of Haiti get the resources that they need to rebuild and lift themselves up.
Mari Kuraishi and the GlobalGiving Team