HAITI ENGINEERING INC via Crowdrise
December 25, 2010
BENEFITING: HAITI ENGINEERING INC
This project was identified by a field survey conducted by Haiti Engineering field staff on location in Haiti. There are families that have homes that can be easily repaired, but don’t qualify for any assistance. Some of these homes can be repaired for less cost then that of a tent or transitional structure. Carole Justin Oscar’s dwelling fits this mold and Haiti Engineering, inc. plans to help her and others that require similar assistance.
The existing facility sustained moderate earthquake damage during Haiti’s January 12, 2010. The back walls behind Carole’s house collapsed during the earthquake. The walls were constructed of unreinforced concrete. The walls of the adjacent rooms, of the other family members collapsed as well.
- Home appears to be more then 60 years old
- Home sits off of a major highway
- Family owns the land
The reconstruction of this small building will help Carole and her extended family move from a tent shelter to their homes. The cost is minimal and the benefits to her family, and her community, are tremendous.
A society can not move ahead as long as they are living in tents