The initiative supported diverse activities in Port-au-Prince, Saint Marc, and Cap Haïtien. Focusing energies in four areas, the project worked to catalyze economic growth through investments in agriculture, energy, and infrastructure and to ensure long-term stability through investments in public institutions.
The project focused on supporting key local and national government entities, stabilizing communities through temporary employment opportunities to remove rubble and debris from hard-hit communities, and increasing citizen engagement by fostering constructive dialogue between citizens and the Haitian government. In addition, it helped earthquake-affected communities meet basic needs such as shelter solutions and neighborhood revitalization.
- Completed 314 small grant, procurement, and short-term technical assistance activities in more than 600 locations, and totaling $39,845,182
- Planted 612,958 tree seedlings which protected new water sources from environmental degradation, built community engagement around irrigation canals, and provided short-term employment opportunities to community members.
- Supported 1,856 families with durable housing solutions
- Employed 1,544 people to rehabilitate sidewalks, providing 5,115 kilometers of safe walkways for communities
- Trained 1,091 people in vocational skills such as sewing, heavy equipment operation, hospitality, masonry, and renewable energy systems, which offered new sources of income for Haitian citizens
To learn more, read the Final Report here.
Project Duration: 2010 - 2013