Build Homes in Haiti
Build homes for sustainable communities in Haiti.
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, with an estimated 80% of the population living below the poverty line
and 54% living in abject poverty (2003 estimates, cia.gov).
In 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed over 100,000 homes, collapsing or damaging an additional 188,000, and leaving over 2 millions people displaced.
Many tent camps were later replaced by T-Shelters, temporary wooden shelters meant to provide relief quickly until safer, permanent housing could be constructed.
However, many people still live in T-Shelters, in addition to the shanty towns where people have pieced together makeshift homes out of scraps of tin, garbage, and whatever is available.
Since the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, our charitable partners have built over 70 homes in Croix-des-Bouquets.
Please consider getting more involved, either through volunteering or donating.
An earthquake resistant, concrete home in Haiti costs only $5,000 and takes about 1 and 1/2 weeks to build.
We need people like you to help displaced Haitians leave their tents and finally have a decent place to call home.
Our current efforts focus on Croix-des-Bouquets, a region 8 miles Northeast of Port-au-Prince where people were sent to live in tent camps after the earthquake.
Initial disaster response efforts to basic needs, such as food, water, and medical attention are vital, but what is often forgotten is the long-term support necessary to rebuild.
Years after a natural disaster, the temporary shelter provided by rescue workers too easily becomes permanent slums if not replaced with adequate housing.