STRENGTH EN COM MU NI TY
"make or become stronger the feeling of fellowship"
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere and has found itself needing to rebuild countless times due to unexpected medical and natural disasters. HAC-Haiti is committed to helping in times of small trials and great need. With the help of countless donors and partners around the world, we have been able to bring relief to innumerable families during these times of incredible disaster and heartbreak . . . and will continue to do so no matter what comes our way!
On August 14th, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the southwestern region of Haiti killing over 1200 people and devastating the country once again. Our team was on the ground the same day assessing the damage and learning how best we could serve our community partners heavily affected by this disaster.
Remanents from the 2010 earthquake were still visible when the category 4 hurricane hit southwestern Haiti. Because this section of the country is where the majority of agriculture production takes place, the hurricane not only killed hundreds but destroyed most of the livestock and crops ready for harvest . . . leaving millions in need of assistance. HAC-Haiti was one of the first teams on the ground distributing food across multiple towns and continued to provide that necessity as well as building material for families to rebuild their homes.
The 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit 15 miles southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince killing hundreds-of-thousands, damaging 4000 schools and leaving millions displaced and need of assistance with over 70% of the population already living below the poverty line. HAC-Haiti opened up their school doors to provide a reliable site for relief teams, save space for programs, and hot meals for the community.
References: World Vision 1 / World Vision 2 / Wikipedia
Immediately after the 2021 earthquake, HAC moved into action providing the hardest hit areas with emergency relief with food, water, and basic necessities. But there is much more work to be done! HAC is partnering with Greater Good Charities to rebuild homes in the Southern region.
With the support of local community leaders and nonprofits, HAC will start rebuilding long term housing in Camp Perrin, Jeremie, Maniche and Saint Jean du Sud. The elderly and women affected by the earthquake are receiving priority and more families are still being selected to be gifted with a stable home.
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PROPANE STOVE SYSTEM
TRUCK OF GRAVEL
PROPANE GAS SYSTEM
TRUCK OF SAND
SOLAR LIGHT SYSTEM
HAC-Haiti saw the need to provide opportunities for families to earn income and become self-sustainable. The solution resulted in offering business training and small loans and products to committed individuals who desire to start a business through the micro-enterprise program.
WHAT IS MICRO-ENTERPRISE?
A small business that employs a small number of people which is typically started with a small amount of capital advanced from a bank or organization.