Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Homes for Haiti
One of my good friends from graduate school started this non-profit foundation called "Homes for Haiti." He has been a very successful carpenter here in the States, and now has turned his attention to building homes in North West Haiti, one of the poorest regions in Haiti.
What makes his foundation so special, is that 100% of the donations are spent on building the homes in Haiti. In addition to this the majority of those funds stimulate the local economy because he uses materials made there in Haiti, he employs Haitians, and every home project is directed by a Haitian.
The homes aren't glamorous, but they are lovely. Primarily they keep the families in them dry.
You might not know that I lived in Haiti from the ages of three to six and that Dwayne grew up there until his family returned to Canada when he was ten. At some level we feel a connection with this country and also with the foundation my friend is operating.
Take a look at what he's doing and see if you'd like to help out this Christmas season!