When a disaster strikes, and after the medical care has been established, the next challenge is to return security and stability to each family and community. In Haiti, AidWEST has been instrumental in the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, to provide building materials and to help construct shelters, school buildings and related projects.
Using supplies we solicited from companies in our home countries, AidWEST has been able to work on a wide variety of projects in Haiti, including: • A 60-student school building in Canaan, north of the capital, • An outdoor kitchen in the Delmas region, • A latrine for handicapped and recovering victims at the Dominican Republic border, • Benches and desks for a school building, • Outdoor stairs for a school, • Outdoor ping-pong table for IDP resident diversion.
AidWEST envisions bringing construction teams to help build new residential and business structures, and especially to prevent further loss of life during storm and hurricane seasons. We hope our Initiative will encourage other groups to do
join in, for many months to come. Lives are literally depending on such
In April, 2010, AidWEST volunteers funded and helped construct a 60-student classroom in a remote, rural
area north of the capital. Since many thousands of victims had been
relocated to these mountain foothills, the need was intense for
educational facilities. Business contributions were one of the keys to our success in this endeavor.