Backers, Donators, Interactors, Investors, Patrons and Volunteers Needed!
Our current project below "HANDS FOR SOUTH" is written in interaction with FENATCO “the largest construction trade Union in Haiti”, whose affiliates lost their homes, spouses, in some cases both parents were taken from kids by Hurricane Matthew, in south Haiti!. It's a generous participation, but launched with empty hand, in the adventure of saving and changing many lives!
But we need YOUR help!
Please.....we "urge" you strongly to make a contribution today!
According to our own Post- Matthew investigation, 1008 people were killed by hurricane Matthew and amongst them were 425 children.
-2.1 million people were affected by the Hurricane: out of 896 people, 385 kids were affected and out of 500 children, 111 are under five (5) and at risk of acute malnutrition.
-2,271 Cholera cases and 29 deaths were reported amongst them, just between October 4th and October 19th, 2016 alone!
806,000 people were in urgent need of assistance, until now.
-Well, we have summed up that 774 schools were affected by hurricane Matthew of which:
Grand’Anse: 217, Sud: 171 out of 1,451, Nippes; 228 out of 744, Sud-Est: 33 out of 1,143, Quest: 22 out of 6,213, Artibonite: 26 out of 2,445, Centre: 4 out of 1,406, Nord-Quest: 73 out of 1,134
36 health facilities were destroyed.
300,000 homes damaged or completely destroyed.
*Damages were said to be estimated at 2.7 billion USD!!!
WHAT ARE WE DOING TO HELP?
1) Hurricane Matthew caused water contamination in the entire south, causing 30 deaths, until now, due to an untimely very rapid cholera outbreak, as the population was using and drinking contaminated water from springs and rivers, infested with fecal materials, as latrines had been destroyed, and were carried by flooded rivers.
Our first action consist in building six (6) water purification stations, in six (6) of the most affected areas in the southern and northern regions in Haiti, and distribute “clean purified” water to the populations affected by Matthew, in order to prevent them from any further risk of contamination of cholera.
2) Flooding and powerful winds have destroyed many houses, as they were previously constructed of mud, wood chips, and covered with dried straw, which states that these homes were not solid or strong enough to uphold up any resistance against the strong fierce of the flood, and strong forceful winds!
Our second action is to reconstruct their houses in increments of three hundred (300) at a 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”!
What kind of houses are we building?
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, which will include 2 sleeping rooms, 1 living room, 1 modern toilet and a dining room. Photo below is one of the houses designed by our engineer.
3) Matthew has also left behind more than 400 orphans; 22 of which are deceased construction workers affiliates children. The children have no school to attend, as their schools were completely destroyed by Matthew, and further more, they have “no one” left to pay their current tuition, as in many cases, both parents were taken by Matthew.
Our third action consist in empowering students, paying for their tuition “at least” for the remainder of their academic year 2017, and then for their next academic year, beginning September 2017. We also plan on furnishing them with school supplies, clothes, uniforms, food, etc., as well get the homeless or orphans into shelters, homes or orphanages.
To assist our little brothers and sisters in Haiti, we need your participation!
Please help us and make a donation!
*There is so much more work to be done in South Haiti, however, at this time, we endorse these three actions to get done, as soon as possible!!!
*At this time, we would also like to ask everyone to pray for our “much needed” project! We thank you in advance for your many “needed prayers!
Please visit our website (still under construction) www.hiredcommunities.org for more details!
You can also email us at [email protected] or call our USA Presdient / Laura Higgins @ 616-322-4499
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