Give One - Toilet Project

Give One - Toilet Project

From Cynthia McGann

We're working to replace the pit latrines that currently service over 230 students at our adopted school in Darbonne, Haiti.

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Update #2

about 5 years ago

We're thrilled to announce that our recent Festival Lespwa that our friends at Global Hope organized has pushed us over our original goal - the event raised $10,000 for the project alone.

The funds we received through this Fundly campaign are awaiting release to Maxandre in the coming weeks. He's working with an engineer to finalize plans and construction quotes, etc.

Once again, thank you for your continued support of our Hope4Haiti project and this GiveOne Toilet Project.

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Why should I give one?

Good question.  If you've found yourself here we're hoping you'll decide that this is a worthwhile undertaking and one that you're willing to support in one way or another.

Regardless, we just hope you'll give one about something.  Anything.  

With this Give One Toilet Project, we're continuing our commitment to our friends who have endured so much in recent years, especially since their school was leveled in January 2010.  Something as simple and necessary as a toilet should be accessible to all.

Our friends currently have five pit toilets for over 235 students.  The teachers and staff have one pit.  Their current latrine is almost full and the odor and risk of disease increases daily for those having to use it.

We hope to be able to fund the construction of a new latrine for the school complete with flushing toilets.

We invite you to Give One and help us as we provide continued support to our friends in Ayiti.

Recent communication from our friend and Director of IMN Community School, Maxandre Bien-Aime, on the subject of new toilets at the school - 

In an era where cholera is swallowing up so much of our community, it is important for school directors and leaders to create and ensure a clean and hygenic environment for students and other staff members to take care of their needs.  A modern toilet will help us to solve problems of infection and the unpleasant odor that invades the school premises.

If you're just hearing about us and our Hope4Haiti campaign we invite you to read more about our story...

Our Story of Hope/Lespwa

In 2007 we were introduced to Maxandre Bien-Aime and his school in Darbonne, Haiti - Institution Mixte Nao.  We set out to create a cultural exchange and a possible fundraiser for a classroom addition for our newly adopted school of about 134 students at that time.  

Maxandre traveled to the U.S. in 2008 and we presented him with a handmade "Lespwa" (Hope) Tapestry that each member of our group had Batiked for this momento which was to serve as a token of our commitment to these students in this faraway country called Ayiti.

Fast Forward to January 12, 2010, our adopted school would be leveled by one of the most devastating quakes ever.  No lives were lost within our immediate school community at the time.  It would take days for us to learn of everyone's well being.

Within days we shifted into full fundraising mode and worked for the next 14+ months to help our friends rebuild their school.  Within just six weeks we'd raised enough funds to help them rebuild two classrooms and this would go on for months to come.  Shortly after the initial construction the students were able to begin to return to school.  

The first months were difficult, but unlike many schools in their remote and rural community, they were returning to school when many around them had no place to go.

By October of 2010, when the Haitian government declared school back in session, our adopted school was back!  

In recent weeks our friends have just been able to celebrate their 10th anniversary.  We've managed to assist these students in this faraway land to rebuild their school and stay focused on getting the best education they can receive in an effort to be a part of the rebuilding of their country.

Our story of Hope continues to write itself.

To learn more about this story and who's behind it, visit:

http://www.kids4good.org/Give_One_Toilet_Project_2.html

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Cynthia McGann posted a new update:
about 5 years ago

Give One Toilet Project Exceeds Goal!

We're thrilled to announce that our recent Festival Lespwa that our friends at Global Hope organized has pushed us over our original goal - the event raised $10,000 for the project alone.

The funds we received through this Fundly campaign are awaiting release to Maxandre in the coming weeks. He's working with an engineer to finalize plans and construction quotes, etc.

Once again, thank you for your continued support of our Hope4Haiti project and this GiveOne Toilet Project.

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Cynthia McGann posted a new update:
about 5 years ago

Give One Toilet Project Exceeds Goal!

We're thrilled to announce that our GiveOne Toilet Project has taken in over $12,000 and Maxandre will be starting construction of the new modern toilet facility for the school in the coming weeks. We're hoping the new toilets can be completed by November or December at the latest. We will continue to post updates on our websites - www.kids4good.org

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