May 25, 2010

JDC Mission Visits with Our Partners on the Ground in Haiti

In April, three months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, members of JDC's Board of Directors and senior staff traveled to Port-au-Prince to witness JDC's partners in action. Learn about JDC's work with Heart to Heart International and the Afya Foundation, two organizations that are helping to rehabilitate and empower Haitian people, both young and old.

About JDC's partner organizations featured in the video:
JDC's partnership with the Afya Foundation is helping amputees to perform activities of daily living independently by providing them physical and occupational therapy and rehabilitation equipment.

JDC's support of Heart to Heart International is helping to provide medical care, equipment, and services to victims of the earthquake. JDC has also funded the purchase of two trucks and two SUVs to transport Heart to Heart’s teams of doctors, nurses, and other material assistance to communities in need outside of Port-au-Prince such as Leogane and Jacmel where adequate relief has been slow to reach.

JDC’s partnership with the Prodev Foundation, a local Haitian NGO focusing on education and development, is providing clean drinking water to hundreds of thousands of displaced earthquake victims living in tent villages. More than 400,000 gallons are being accessed daily through 80 water tanks.  JDC has also partnered with Prodev to operate 10 temporary schools for 2,000 displaced children in spontaneous settlements in Port-au-Prince. Already underway, each school has a curriculum, with instruction being provided by Haitian teachers and university students.

For more information about JDC's partnerships and relief efforts in Haiti, please go HERE.
To donate to our relief efforts in Haiti, please visit our DONATE page and choose "Haiti Earthquake Relief" in the drop-down menu. 

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