The communities we work with choose, build, manage, and maintain their own projects. They decide their own future.
We believe in Development Without Dependency. If the efforts you are supporting only help a population meet its immediate needs and don’t provide the population with an opportunity to address those needs again on their own in the future, you are doing relief work not development.
Where will real change come from?
Since the 2010 earthquake, organizations have been rebuilding and replacing homes all over Haiti. One of the largest international organizations in the world (that also works in La Gonave with us) has been constructing houses like the one seen on the left, while we have been constructing homes like the one on the right. Both cost the same amount of money, but which one would you want to call home?
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