LEOGANE, HAITI (October 4, 2011) – After the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010, millions of Haitians were left without homes. The problem of homelessness was further exacerbated by the unfulfilled need for clean water and proper sanitation, leading to even more disease and death.
In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, the Covenant World Relief shelter project will provide upgradable shelters for 450 families affected by the earthquake. Training Haitians to build these shelters provides jobs and benefits to the local economy. The permanent shelters have a concrete foundation with plywood walls and a tin roof. As families save money, the homes can be added on to with concrete bricks. The project also provides communities with latrines, access to clean water and water storage, and promotes proper hygiene and sanitation, all of which will lead to improved health.
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