Reason Why We Exist
According to a study published on February 16, 2010 by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) economists Andrew Powell, Eduardo Cavallo, and Oscar Becerra: The cost of rebuilding impoverished Haiti after the January 2010s catastrophic earthquake could reach nearly $14 billion, making it proportionately one of the most destructive natural disasters in modern times.
The quake struck the capital city of Port-au-Prince, the center of the country’s commerce, government, and communications, destroying or damaging the presidential palace, the national cathedral, churches and government buildings.
Hospitals, factories, and government agencies disappeared. Essential aid organizations lost brave people and resources. Communications and transportation were ruined, including the port that brings almost all goods into the nation. (CNN 01/22/2010).
According to psychologist Baruch Fischhoff and sociologist Kathleen Tierney: may be imagining ourselves in the Haitians’ plight might help. Can we imagine trying to recover, if our country faced one of the most massive disasters in its history, without work, food, medicine, transportation, commerce or government?
But Haiti faces massive hurdles ahead, and it was already the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation before the quake, grappling with widespread hunger and illiteracy, weak infrastructure, corruption and decades of political turmoil.
The government, with international assistance, must provide long-term shelter, food supplies, healthcare, and sanitation for the legions left homeless.
To provide education, healthcare, nutrition, and shelter to the children and young adults of Haiti, left homeless by the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010.
HELP US EDUCATE THE CHILDREN OF HAITI FOR A
CHANCE AT A BETTER FUTURE!
WE’LL HAVE A MULTIGENERATIONAL IMPACT IN THE LIVES OF THE PEOPLE OF HAITI. WE SEE HAITI AS A LAND WHERE YOUNG GIRLS AND BOYS WILL LIVE A LONG, FULFILLING LIVES WITH ALL THE OPPORTUNITIES TO ACHIEVE THEIR LIMITLESS GOD-GIVEN POTENTIALS.