OUR FIRST ACTION FOR “CONSTRUCTION”
Hurricane Matthew violently struck SOUTH Haiti (Grande-Anse, South, South-East and Nippes) causing extensive damage to infrastructures and buildings, homes and tents. Throughout the Grande-Anse department (state) Matthew had destroyed or severely damaged 86,223 houses, (affected about 99,400). In South Haiti, 15 of 18 communes were severely devastated, 95% of shelters, and “at least” 29,000 homes were destroyed.
Matthew affected 774 schools, 36 health facilities and approximately 300,000 homes were damaged, or completely destroyed! *Damages were said to be estimated at 2.7 billion USD!!!
Our project “HANDS FOR SOUTH””beholds a triple action to bring relief and sustainability. Our first action for construction is to construct their houses, in increments of three hundred (300) ata time, until we are able to rebuild the entire southern region of Haiti, offering our brothers and sisters a place to live with “pride and dignity”!
And what kind of houses are we building?
Flooding and powerful winds have destroyed many houses, as they were previously constructed of mud, wood chips, and covered with straw, which states that these homes were not solid or strong enough to uphold to any resistance against the strong fierce of the flood, and strong forceful winds! So to prevent this from happening again, in the event of any future hurricanes or other natural disasters, for the population in south, who lost their homes and belongings, we intend to build for them: a 30 square meter home, to live with their family. These will include 2 sleeping rooms, 1 living room, 1 modern toilet and a dining room.
This project is written in interaction with FENATCO “the largest construction trade Union in Haiti” whose affiliates lost their homes in the south!
Please donate today and help rebuild” South Haiti!!