Hurricane Matthew devastated Haiti, disproportionately affecting the most vulnerable families. Beyond Borders will help 100 destitute families on the island of Lagonav rebuild their homes and their lives. Funds will cover the cost of home repair and rebuilding, provide families with short-term cash subsidies for six months, give each family longer-term revenue-generating assets and training in their uses, provide health care and ensure children are in school.
Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti with devastating force. On the island of Lagonav, we're working with 100 of the hardest hit families in 9 communities that were especially affected by this storm. These are the families that are especially vulnerable, often with young children and no means of support. Even before the hurricane most of these families were living in destitution, with hardly any shelter to begin with and little or no means to feed, clothe and educate their children.
HOME REPAIR AND SANITATION: Repairing and rebuilding homes and ensuring access to clean drinking water and sanitary latrines, FOOD: Providing access to seed and tools so families can grow more food, LIVELIHOODS: Supplying livestock or market goods that families can use to sell and build a sustainable livelihood, SAVINGS: Creating savings accounts to be prepared for future emergencies, MENTORING: Weekly home visits and hands-on training with families.
Our goal is to secure sponsors for 100 of the hardest-hit families on Lagonav Island, accompanying them for 18 months to help them make a full recovery from the impact of Hurricane Matthew. We will visit them every week to support them and resolve any problems they are having. Families will move from being destitute and dependent to having dignity and independence.