Local Donations Keep Coming in for Haiti in the Stateline

By: Raquel Moore
By: Raquel Moore


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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