On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the south of Haiti, leaving over 2,200 people dead, many more injured, and causing widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. Those affected were in desperate need of food, clothes, bedding, and basic hygiene supplies like soap.
With the generous support of The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) was able to provide humanitarian aid supplies to 100 families to support their immediate needs for shelter, food, health, and hygiene. The humanitarian aid kits reached families in Camp Perrin and Les Anglais, two communes that were greatly affected by the August earthquake.
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The humanitarian aid kits contained supplies to meet the following needs:
Health and hygiene: Selected families received health and hygiene supplies, including water purification tablets, soap (for bathing, laundry), toilet paper, and personal and feminine hygiene products.
COVID-19 prevention: Masks, hand sanitizer, and handwashing soap were included in the hygiene kits to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
Food and cooking supplies: The food kits included rice, beans, maize meal, canned goods, spaghetti, milk, and vegetable oil.
Shelter: Selected families received a voucher to purchase up to for US$130 in shelter supplies at partner hardware stores. These included items such as tarps, rope, nails, wire, wood, sheet metal, and solar-powered flashlights.
Supplemental cash: Selected families received a cash voucher for US$100 to support their livelihood activities and other needs.
Director, Partnerships and Sustainable Finance