Relief and Recovery for Haiti Disaster Survivors

by Mercy Corps
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Summary

Mercy Corps continues to assist the survivors of Haiti disasters. Mercy Corps works with vulnerable communities in Port-au-Prince and in the rural Central Plateau and Lower Artibonite Valley promoting resilience and sustainable livelihoods. Our programs take innovative approaches and apply the benefits of technology to support under-served communities.
$62,547
total raised
260
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

The January 2010 earthquake dealt a tragic blow to a country where 55 percent of the population already lived below a poverty line of $1 a day. Still struggling to rebuild, many families have no means to support themselves. Harmful environmental practices have also harmed the country's vital agricultural land, decreasing production and leading to increased food insecurity.

Solution

Transition from emergency assistance to long-term support that helps rural communities, entrepreneurs and youth to build a stronger, more self-sufficient country. Based on the needs of the country, Mercy Corps' projects on the ground fall into these three main areas: 1) Natural Resource Management & Alternative Energy Solutions 2) Agriculture & Food 3) Economic Development & Opportunity .

Long-Term Impact

Mercy Corps helps communities develop their own ideas to solve Haiti's most daunting problems. We're using innovative approaches to bring Haitians new social & economic opportunities and to make their country more secure, productive & just. We partner with local organizations to build the capacity of local people at all levels of government, business & civil society. Our goal is to create an environment where Haitians have the resources to withstand shocks & the opportunities to improve lives.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.mercycorps.org
Mercy Corps Haiti Earthquake Response

Organization Information

Mercy Corps

Location: Portland, OR - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.mercycorps.org
Project Leader:
Carlene Deits
Portland, Oregon 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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