Building Homes & Hope in HaitiFelton Armand Id #: 93539292 Trip #: CWP13217 Two years in a row
Jan. 12, 2010 A magnitude-7.0 earthquake forever alters the landscape. Nearly 190,000 homes were damaged or destroyed. More than half a million people remain homeless.** United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
Our mission:Serve 50,000 families over five years Help build back better, stronger and safer. Empower families to improve their lives. Support or create sustainable communities.
Habitat’s milestones 24,500+ emergency shelter kits provided to families through distribution partners. More than 3,300 stockpiled for future disasters. Kits contain tools that families can use to make immediate repairs and construct temporary shelters.
Habitat’s milestones 12,000+ structural damage assessments conducted. More than 5,000 transitional or upgradable shelters constructed.Upgradable shelters can be turned into permanent homes.More than 350 homes repaired or retrofitted.
Habitat’s milestones More than 700 Haitians provided with job opportunities through Habitat Haiti’s main office and Habitat Resource Centers. More than 4,450 Haitians trained in construction, construction business practices, damage assessments and financial literacy.
Habitat’s milestones Habitat created and has fostered the Haiti Property Law Working Group to support the government of Haiti in job creation, housing and other public purposes by defining the current processes for land transactions and recommending improvements for future.
The Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project Each year since 1984, former President Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, give a week of their time to help Habitat build homes. The Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project helps to raise awareness for the critical need for simple, decent and affordable housing. The event is held at a different location each year and attracts volunteers from around the world.
Habitat’s Santo community In 2011, volunteers at the 28th annual Jimmy &Rosalynn Carter Work Project — along with corporate partners, project donors as well as volunteers from the Irish nonprofit Haven — partnered with families tobuild 155 permanent houses in the Santo community in Léogâne.
Habitat’s Santo communityLéogâne is 18 miles from Port-au- Prince and considered to be the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake. The project is part of a larger Habitat shelter program funded by the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank and many other donors.
Santo today Many families have started small businesses in or outside their new homes to increase much needed family income. Others continue to make upgrades to their new homes and landscape their yards. The pride of homeownership is omnipresent.
Two years in a row But, so much work remains. This year, the Carter Work Project returns to strengthen and support Habitat’s ongoing work and keep Haiti in our hearts and minds. President and Mrs. Carter will join approximately 600 volunteers Nov. 23 – Dec. 1, 2012, to build the next 100 Habitat homes in the Santo community.
“Last year, Rosalynn and I worked side by side with families lefthomeless by the 2010 earthquake and Habitat volunteers tobuild desperately needed homes in Haiti.We were both deeply moved by the experience in a country wehave known and loved for years. We have a deep personalinvestment in the future of Haiti and look forward to returning toHaiti in 2012 to build 100 more homes in Léogâne.”President Jimmy Carter
World Habitat Day 2012 The Carter Work Project will be the culmination of a two-month observance to bring attention to the need for safe and decent housing, and the pivotal role of housing in community development, beginning with special events on World Habitat Day, Monday, Oct. 1.
Join me in building homes and hope in Haiti Please donate todayhttp://share.habitat.org/cwp2012participants156 or bit.ly/N7i7yH, by phone Call 1-800-HABITAT (800-422-4828), extension 7530. To ensure that your donation helpsthe work of my team, please be sure to mention Id #: 93539292 Trip #: CWP13217. Your donation will help fund construction of the 100 homes as well as Habitat’s ongoing work in Haiti.