Health
 Haiti
Project #7559

Supporting Haitian Orphans and Families

by REBUILD Globally
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Summary

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.
$2,566
total raised
44
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.rebuildglobally.org
REBUILD Globally Website
REBUILD Globally featured in Change the World Blog

Organization Information

REBUILD Globally

Location: Orlando, Florida - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.REBUILDGlobally.org
Project Leader:
Julie Colombino
Orlando, FL United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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