Life in post earthquake Haiti is tough at the best of times. In January 2013, the Economist reported, "more than 350,000 Haitians are still living in tents in scattered camps and substandard housing slums." The brave people of Haiti are not asking for charity, they seek opportunity. Often a job and a dignified wage is the difference between a proud and prosperous life, and a deadly existence in those slums. Employment has a lasting effect, not only for the job holder but the entire family.
REBUILD globally employs Haitian artisans to earn a sustainable income, empowering them with skills and resources to support their families and transform their future. We train, equip and employ artisans to make sandals from recycled tires that are salable in the international community. Imagine the impact one human being can make given the right opportunity, at REBUILD we have a team full of Haitian heroes working to change their community. Help us support more local heroes!
The truth is, your donation today reverberates long into the future. You need only to think of our artisans and their children. We have a team full of proud and educated families. Through the financial security of each artisans, they are able to support neighbors and their community. Now picture this effect multiplying with every woman that's gainfully employed through our work. Our business model is sustainable and scalable. This is how lasting change happens. And it involves YOU!