Local Donations Keep Coming in for Haiti in the Stateline

By: Raquel Moore
By: Raquel Moore

STATELINE (WIFR)-

It's been four years since Haiti's anniversary of it's 7.0 magnitude earthquake, and locals are still donating towards rebuilding the country.

In the last four years the Rockford based non-profit called Hope for Haitians has raised nearly $2M.

Those millions of dollars have allowed the group to build 175 homes, buy 420 goats, 500 chicks and 25 cows.

Hope for Haitians says its goal is to build a new village every year each contains about 40 to 50 homes, livestock and renewable resources.

With a 70% unemployment rate in Haiti, the organization says all of the homes built are done only by Haitian contractors. They say that way it provides jobs and a skill set for people living there.


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