Teaching Haitians

Teaching Haitians

Haiti
Budget: 
$100,000 - $250,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Haiti was a country overcrowded with sub standard housing, they have/had niether the resources or education to build substantial housing. What's needed are the resources/funds to give them proper building materials and people to educate them on how to build properly. This would not only provide good housing but teach job skills as well.

About You
Section 1: About You
First Name

Teresa

Last Name

MacMartin

Website
Country

, NY

Section 2: About Your Organization
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

Organization Name
Organization Phone
Organization Address
Organization Country
How long has this organization been operating?

Less than a year

Your idea
Country your work focuses on

, XX

Innovation
What makes your innovation unique?

as the expression goes "give a man a fish and he'll return looking for more, teach a man to fish (in this case build) and he becomes self sustainable.

Do you have a patent for this idea?

Impact
Tell us about the social impact of your innovation. Please include both numbers and stories as evidence of this impact

To provide subtainable housing by teaching is to create jobs, build neighborhoods where people care, to provide adequate shelter to children and the elderly.

Problem: Describe the primary problem(s) that your innovation is addressing

Lack of funding, volunteering, material and machinery, engineers and architects with the know how and willingness to teach.

Actions: Describe the steps that you are taking to make your innovation a success. Include a description of the business model. What might prevent that success?

Ive none at the moment.

Results: Describe the expected results of these actions over the next three years. Please address each year separately, if possible

1st year, removal of rubble, clearing for foundations, classes in building
2nd year, new housing, more jobs and business created
3rd year, new neighborhoods, better schools, community gardens, safe housing for children and elederly

How many people will your project serve annually?

1001‐10,000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your innovation seek to have an impact on public policy?

No

If your innovation seeks to impact public policy, how?

Approximately 150 words left (1200 characters).

Sustainability
What stage is your Social Enterprise in?

Idea phase

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with NGOs?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with businesses?

No

Does your organization have a non monetary partnerships with government?

No

Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your Social Enterprise

Donations of supplies and macinery/tools, companies willing to pay employees 1/2 wages to participate, with out partnerships it would not suceed.

We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

Just an idea at the moment

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

Earthquake in Haiti

Tell us about the person—the social innovator—behind this idea.

Just a merchant sailor who has seen alot of the world which sometimes makes me very grateful for what I do have and wishing I could improve some of the places I have seen.

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Through another organization or company

If through another source, please provide the information