Compassion International is working to build 30 new schools throughout Haiti as part of our earthquake recovery program. As a result of the 2010 earthquake, dozens of schools were damaged or destroyed. Compassion would’ve had to pull more than 25,000 kids out of our program in Haiti if we couldn’t build church-based schools to host our holistic child development program. Donors from around the world gave to help us build these schools.
As part of its earthquake recovery program, Compassion International offered low-interest loans to qualified recipients in Haiti, to help them launch new businesses and get back on their feet. In all, over 450 new businesses were launched as part of the one-time program. In this video, meet three people who started their own businesses as a result of this income generation opportunity.
The scale and magnitude of the earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12, 2010 is considered to be the most catastrophic natural disaster Haiti has ever experienced. Over the last three years, Compassion has used various responses to help address the significant needs of our church partners, sponsored children, and their families. Watch this video to see the positive progress being made in Haiti.