Hurricane Matthew hit Haiti October 3rd, 2016 leaving devastation in its path. The Hurricane primarily devastated regions in the South of Haiti, destroying up to 90% of crops and livestock in various cities. In total 2.1 million Haitians were affected by Hurricane Matthew, almost a half of them children.
While aid agencies and media attention focused on the hardest hit places, like Jeremie and Les Cayes, we decided to take another approach. We worked closely with community-based organizations such as parishes and agricultural associations, that pointed us to women and children in the most need of help Post-Hurricane Matthew. Thanks to our collaboration with these grassroots actors we were able to reach communities that had not seen aid since the beginning of the crisis.
300 Women and Children Kits
Along with local actors, we assembled and distributed kits containing: baby formula, hygienic supplies, food, medications.
120 Water purifying filters
Through our partnership with LifeStraw Community water filters, we distributed this technology to schools and parishes converted into temporary shelters, and clinics.
16 Solar Energy Kits in Maternity Clinics
Developed by We Care Solar, we have installed 16 kits that provide light and power to maternity clinics operating after dark to rural, maternity clinics.