In 2010 a massive, 7.0-magnitude earthquake hit Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere. The quake killed or displaced hundreds of thousands of people, and left the government and infrastructure in shambles. With 80 percent of Haitians living on less than $1.25 a day, people who were already poor were suddenly homeless. Clinics and hospitals were overrun. Schools were destroyed. Injury and death tore families apart.
WE Charity began work in Haiti in 2002, focusing our efforts on the Central Plateau region, which is the most rural and underdeveloped part in the country. We work in four rural communities in the mountains outside of Port-au-Prince to improve access to quality education, provide rural populations with access to essential services like water and health care and promote rural community development projects.
It may take decades to rebuild Haiti, but with a focus on health and education, and by improving household and community livelihoods, we are determined to provide long term, sustainable support.