In the hilly neighborhood of Delmas 32, one of Haiti’s most densely populated areas, PADF has implemented an integrated neighborhood approach that not only repairs homes, but removes rubble, rehabilitates infrastructure, trains masons and engineers on para-seismic techniques, and creates better access to basic social services as part of a plan to revitalize the area.

In partnership with the Work Bank, Haiti’s Bureau of Monetization of Development Aid Program (MBPAD), and the Municipality of Delmas, PADF has repaired more than 1,000 quake-damaged homes, rebuilt some 150 severely damaged homes and cleared extensive amounts of rubble. PADF has also rehabilitated neighborhood sidewalks and footpaths, constructed new roads, installed solar-powered street lighting, drainage canals, sewers and multi-family homes.  

 “This has been a gift from heaven, a dream come true,” says Barthelemy Jean, a resident of Couloir Olivier, in Delmas 32. “We never imagined that we would ever see this in our lives.”