In April of this year, Un Techo Para Mi Pa?s (UTPMP) started working in Haiti, with their regular model of intervention already implemented in 15 other countries. To date, UTPMP has committed to building 10,000 homes for families affected by the Haitian earthquake.
To support this effort, Delos Living will make a direct donation to this housing construction program. Delos will completely fund the construction of 25 houses a year for four years, totaling 100 houses at the completion date with a financial contribution totaling ,000.
Implementation: Each home costs ,000 and Delos will fund a contribution of ,000 a year over four years with a total monetary contribution of ,000, equivalent to 100 houses.
Timeline: Four years, funding the construction of 25 houses each year
Deliverables: A total of 100 houses at the completion of 2014
According to the World Bank, the 2010 earthquake in Haiti left 1,300,000 people living in temporary shelters (tents or plastic shelters). Families affected by the earthquake did not only lose their homes; many lost social networks, education, health services, and possibilities of generating income. All of this in addition to the psychological effects these catastrophes leave behind.
Prior to the earthquake, Haiti was already the poorest country of the western hemisphere. According to the World Bank, approximately 67% of its population lived on less than two dollars per day.
Un Techo Para Mi Pa?s plans to build transitional houses for 10,000 families throughout the next four years and develop social inclusion programs that help integrate these families in the regular functioning of the country. Additionally, they will do this through the participation of Haitian university students, the future leaders of their country, a factor that differentiates this NGO from any other. Apart from solving specific problems, they do it by engaging thousands of local youth with the reality of their country; many of them will be the future leaders of Haiti and this prior hand-to-hand experience with the most vulnerable families will definitely influence in a positive manner their decisions in the future. Delos Living will assist in these efforts through funding the construction of 100 homes in UTPMP's work in Haiti.