It has been just over 5 years since the earthquake hit
Haiti, destroying lives and livelihoods.
SIDR has been active here throughout the whole recovery
process, from reclamation to demolition and reconstruction.
In this time we have realized that most NGO's don't
create long term relief or development for their workers. We are poignantly
aware that when these NGO's pull out, the very people that they have
employed are made victims when they lose their employment.
We have come back again to create an industry so that
our workers can have long term sustainable employment.
Bamboo is a common and under utilized resource in
It is environmentally sustainable and can be used for
everything from speakers to furniture to building and sheathing houses and
lasts five to six times longer than plywood in this climate.
Our project is to teach sustainable bamboo harvesting,
processing and construction techniques to our workers thereby giving them
new skills and a long term livelihood.
We need your support for materials and tools to help
get this project off the ground.