Hábitat para la Humanidad Haiti
Habitat's work in Haiti
Why Habitat is needed
Families living in inadequate housing are more vulnerable to disasters, which happen often, since Haiti sits right on the hurricane path in the Caribbean. More than 15 severe tropical storms or hurricanes have hit Haiti in the last 14 years.
How Habitat is helping Haiti
Habitat for Humanity has nearly 30 years of experience serving families in Haiti. Not including its disaster response program, Habitat Haiti has provided more than 2,000 families with housing solutions through a variety of initiatives, including projects for new home construction, progressive building and home improvements. It also builds capacity in construction skills, disaster mitigation and financial literacy, and works in coordination with community and government actors.
On January 12, 2010, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck the Caribbean nation of Haiti just 10 miles west of the capital, Port-au-Prince. The earthquake damaged nearly 190,000 houses, of which 105,000 were completely destroyed. Of the more than 2 million affected survivors, appoximately 172,000 are still displaced today.
Four years after the Haiti earthquake, Habitat for Humanity’s recovery program has benefited more than 50,000 families through emergency, transitional and permanent housing solutions.
- Milestones in Haiti
Four years after the earthquake, Habitat has reached many key milestones.
- Progress in Santo
The progress in the Habitat for Humanity community of Santo is exciting.
- Transforming communities
An explanation of Habitat’s approach to urban development.
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