Tagged: Haiti

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Dieunel Prince teaches students how to use a word processing program

Laventure Benad can afford to send only four of his seven children to school now. But with irrigation – and the opportunity it will provide for three harvests a year instead of just one – Benad hopes he will have not only more food for his family, but enough income to pay for additional schooling.

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In the town of Anse-a-Veau in rural Haiti, basic household goods such as vegetable oil, batteries or spaghetti were hard to get – until a small Oxfam-supported shop opened recently. Simple projects like this strengthen the rural development that is key for rebuilding Haiti.

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Marie Carole Boursiquot is one of the women who ran Oxfam’s first community canteens in Port-au-Prince in Haiti after the earthquake. With her entrepreneurial spirit and Oxfam's livelihoods grant, she is starting to regain her own means of subsistence.

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Port-au-Prince: Thousands of earthquake survivors living in camps are vulnerable to landslides and flooding due to hurricanes, according to an evaluation of camp sites carried out by international agency Oxfam.

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Food distribution in Jacmel, Haiti. Credit: Oxfam

10,000 food kits with local agricultural products have been distributed in many Haitian cities. Oxfam favors this approach in order to encourage local production, which is key to the revitalization of the economy.

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Oxfam has been working hard to get a resettlement site ready for the first people to arrive, installing latrines, showers and water bladders. Thousands of people must be relocated due to the high risk of mudslides after the January 2010 earthquake.

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Food distribution at a community canteen

Clotide Anilus, a 38-year-old mother of three, is one of the beneficiaries of Oxfam-funded community canteens. Through these canteens, Oxfam provides free hot meals to 4,500 earthquake survivors in the area.

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A school in Haiti, two weeks after the earthquake. Credit: Ivan M. Garcia / Oxfam

Port-au-Prince: Three months after the catastrophic earthquake that struck Port-au-Prince, an in-depth survey of over 1,700 Haitians shows people’s top priorities for reconstruction are jobs and schools.

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