PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- After five years of ongoing work, the non-profit TECHO promoted a participative diagnosis in La Hatt, La Digue, Onaville, Gariche Prince and Royal together with the inhabitants. Projects in the areas of water, schools, public squares and public lighting are among the prioritized initiatives in five communities which together count for more than 15,000 people.
To ensure the compliance of the projects, TECHO launched the initiative "Move with Haiti" (www.techo.org/conhaiti) which seeks to raise funds of USD 200,000. These are meant for the execution of projects planned in the communities. "In Haiti we know what we want, but we also know that we can't do it alone. We need funds and work that provide support for the development of Haiti," declares Olson Regis, director of social programs of TECHO Haiti.
Even though they all lived without lights, water and sanitation, they succeeded in setting up participative structures. In these, more than 80 neighbors are continuously mobilized and more than 7,000 volunteers, most of them local, promoting processes of self-management and empowerment.
Haiti develops itself
After five years since the earthquake, the peripheral zones of Port-au-Prince have been developed through the management of community projects accompanied by the organization TECHO. The non-profit entity first faced the emergency, realizing projects of transitional houses, mainly in the Canaan area. However, the efforts continued and until today, 18 communities have cooperated with TECHO.
TECHO'S IMPACT IN NUMBERS
- 6 community-organizing committees in 5 communities.
- +7,000 international and Haitian volunteers working for the development of the country.
- 2,345 families involved in the building of transitional houses.
- 10 projects of infrastructure carried out.
- 356 residents who graduated in skills training.
- 195 children participated in educational programs.
- More than 70 community leaders who contribute to the self-management.
REGIONAL PRESS: Francisca Stuardo - [email protected] - (+569 96520264)
TECHO is an organization of the civil society which seeks to overcome the poverty in the settlements in Latin America, through the collaboration of volunteers and the residents.