With the support of your generous donations and grants, MCC used $16.9 million to help Haitians recover from the earthquake that devastated the capital of Port-au-Prince and surrounding areas on Jan. 12, 2010.
After addressing urgent needs, we focused on repairing and building houses (pictured), strengthening opportunities for jobs and education and supporting Haitians who are advocating for their rights to safe housing.
We prioritized projects that addressed root causes of the excessive devastation -- unsafe building practices and overcrowding in the capital.
Too many people lived in Port-au-Prince because they didn't have opportunities for jobs and education in the rural areas. Therefore, much of our response in the past five years was done outside of the capital so that people can support themselves in their home communities.
Nearly $2 million more will be spent on earthquake response projects in 2015 and beyond.