Haiti was devastated by a strong quake of enormous levels on January 12, 2010. The actual destruction that the earthquake unleashed happen to be huge, unsurprisingly. The main city of Haiti, Port Au Prince experienced practically full destruction in all its infrastructures and houses. The channels for fundamental needs like electrical power, drinking water, roadways and communication channels have all been badly hit.
The estimated death toll has been set at 217,366 people; with an additional 385 missing and thousands more homeless and injured.
The earthquake has left an incomparably negative impact on the employment scene as well as caused shortages in food and basic living conditions.
Most international agencies and foreign governments have moved forward to rehabilitate the Haitian scene.
One organization that helped Haiti during its darkest hours was Hope To Haiti. They partnered with JP/HRO and provided medical care and supplies to Port au Prince and the surrounding areas. From the donations they have been receiving, Hope To Haiti has provided over 2500 clean water filters through 110 communities. Since the earthquake Hope to Haiti has provided over one million meals to quake victims.
In April 2010 they opened Kay Espwa (Hope House) for children who were orphaned by the earthquake.
|Hope To Haiti is a non-profit organization committed to creating abundance business models in Haiti. They are providing resources, microloans, training and opportunities that will empower and enable Haitians to lift them out of poverty. Visit their website.|