Haiti Earthquake 2010

AMURTEL has been a presence in Haiti for over 20 years, partnering with local people to provide a children’s home, schools, clinics, literacy programs, reforestation initiatives, micro credit finance, and women’s leadership programs. After the 2010 earthquake, AMURTEL Haiti volunteers created Child Friendly Spaces and distributed tarps to families whose homes were destroyed by the earthquake. So many were already struggling with overwhelming poverty and in the midst of political turmoil, the loss of family members, homes, and jobs was especially devastating.