Haiti: Three Years Later

Post a Comment » Written on January 18th, 2013     
Filed under: Community Development, Disaster Relief

Although three years have now passed since the devastating 7.0 magnitude hurricane hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, Covenant World Relief is still very active there. You can read about our work in Haiti over the past three years by clicking here.

Although we have been consistently working in Haiti ever since the hurricane hit, the way that we approach projects there has changed. We have moved from immediate disaster relief and recovery to long-term sustainability and transformation.

We are currently working with four different partners in Haiti doing long-term work. These projects provide opportunities for Haitians to learn for themselves how to live sustainably. 

Haiti Christian Development Fund

Through a co-op program, this agriculture project has provided Haitian farmers in Fond-des-Blancs with the resources needed to multiply their harvest two- to four-fold.

Habitat for Humanity

We began our work with Habitat for Humanity in Haiti with an exciting housing project. Once that project was completed, we moved on to a holistic agriculture training program that addresses issues of sustainability such as nutrition, job stability, and income generation.

Medical Teams International (MTI)

We are working with MTI to provide ongoing sustainable health programs, including training of doctors and nurses and providing a health clinic in Canaan, a region in desperate need of proper healthcare.

World Relief

In partnership with World Relief, we have another agriculture training program in a different region of the country. This program combines classroom theory with practical field work so that farmers are given ample training to be successful.

While much has happened over the past three years, there is still much to do in Haiti. Please continue praying for this delicate nation, and for our partners who are working hard to make transformative change.



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