Milestones in Haiti
Three years after the earthquake, Habitat has reached these key milestones:
- More than 4,000 families have received transitional or upgradable shelters.
Habitat’s upgradable shelter is designed so concrete blocks can be added as the family’s finances improve.
- More than 525 houses have been repaired or rehabilitated.
All repairs are designed to make the houses more resistant to future disasters.
- More than 24,600 emergency shelter kits have been distributed.
The kits include tools, work gloves, rope and tarps to clean up debris, complete basic repairs and create emergency shelter.
- More than 12,000 housing damage assessments have been conducted.
These help determine which structures can be made safe and which need to be torn down.
- More than 6,600 Haitians have been trained in:
- Construction techniques
- Financial literacy
- Damage assessments
- Disaster risk reduction
- Business development
- More than 2,100 Haitians have found job opportunities.
In a nation with an unemployment rate of 60 percent, job opportunities are a crucial part of rebuilding and have been found through Habitat Haiti’s main office and Habitat Resource Centers and construction sites.
- 300 permanent core houses have been built in the Santo community of Léogâne, thanks to:
- Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank.
- Major Santo project donors
- 2011 and 2012 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project donors and volunteers.
Of the 300 built by Habitat in the Santo community, 255 were completed with volunteers from the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. All 300 houses are now occupied and residents are continuing to rebuild their livelihoods and their lives.