The 2010 Haitian earthquake devastated a nation already facing a myriad of economic, environmental and political issues. Because of the lack of regulation, many of the structures that collapsed and killed people were of poor construction quality and often assembled by unskilled laborers. Our scheme seeks to address these issues and additionally seeks to also address issues of poverty, hunger and access to potable water. Our scheme uses existing NGO resources and allocates them in a more efficient manner in which the Haitian people can begin to empower themselves. Our scheme gives incentive for locals to participate in the rebuilding process in addition to teaching valuable skills in which they will be able to sustain themselves. This then creates a specialization of labor in which services can be exchanged. Not only does this begin to solve the immediate issues facing Haiti, but it also begins to create social capital and serves as a vessel for Haitians to empower themselves while drastically improving their standard of living.
Status: School Project