Commitment to Action

Producing Better Blocks and More Jobs in Haiti

Commitment by

Build Change

In 2011, Build Change committed to provide technical assistance and training to owners and workers at block manufacturing facilities in Haiti, a critical component in the safe rebuilding process. In a pilot project with Save the Children which was completed in August 2011, Build Change mentored 9 Haitian small and medium enterprise producers of concrete blocks to increase the quality and profitability of production. Over the next two years, Build Change, Save the Children, and other partners propose to expand this successful pilot to continue to mentor these nine producers and reach at least 51 more block manufacturers with technical assistance, ultimately providing support to 60 manufacturers.

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Commitment

Producing Better Blocks and More Jobs in Haiti

Launched

2011

Est. Duration

1 year

Estimated Total Value

$434,000

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

HAITI

Commitment by

Build Change

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Consolidated Engineering Laboratories (CEL), International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Society, Save the Children, Catholic Aid for Overseas Development (CAFOD), Hilti, Haiti Ministry of Public Works, Degenkolb Engineers, Blue Dawn Foundation