It all began with Cyclone Sidr in
Bangladesh,where we became involved in a shelters project. We
recognized the importance of volunteers in a very specialized
sector. As a result SIDR was born. Following Bangladesh, we went to
Gonaive, Haiti in the wake of Hurricanes Ike and Hannah. There we
assisted in the recovery process, including: the rehabilitation of
over 300 wells, to using our expertise in safe site analysis for
shelter projects, to latrine project design.
Haiti's earthquake had Sidr training crews
and running several demolition crews to clear away sites. From there
construction of over 750 climate resistant homes . We lead the way
forward in training safe demolition and proper construction
techniques both in Haiti and in the Philippines.
It is our mission to teach the locals with
whom we work how to organize and implement a long term solution to
We follow up each disaster by setting up
livelihood projects that the people can rebuild their lives and move
Disaster response should always be all
phases as Sidr shows throughout our projects!
Our board consists of building contractors,
engineer, water and sanitation experts, green building
professionals, a doctor, and a child rights lawyer , and an
agricultural expert on high yield farming on small plots. All
Our volunteers come from all over the globe
to assist and train the local community affected.. giving them hope
and empower them for a brighter future.