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Haiti

CAN-DO REWIND: Bridge Build

Haiti Bridge Build - Donor Completion Video

The CAN-DO team recently returned to Haiti to build a bridge for a community in need.  As you’ll see in the donor completion video, this 1 bridge dramatically improved the quality of life for an entire community. Thank you to all our donors who made it possible!  More than 75% of the funding for this project was raised through social media. Within 3 weeks of flagging the needs of this community on Facebook, the funds had been raised and the CAN-DO team deployed for Haiti. The project was complete in less than a week!

What we did:
 – Cleaned garbage and rubble from ravine
– Built new retaining walls to funnel water away from sidewalls during storms
– Built new supporting walls for the bridge – Reattached the steel bridge over the ravine
– Reinforced surface of bridge with new wood and cement
– Added new steel hand railings to the bridge
– Built a new community water well

Who we hired:
 – 5 CAN-DO team members working on the ground
– 1 local Haitian “fixer” who worked as a translator and negotiator
– 60 local Haitians hired as masons, laborers
– 4 local Haitians hired to cook daily meals for the local crew
– All supplies/material purchased in Haiti to support local businesses

Read more about the Haiti Bridge Project and see more photos, videos here!