Haiti - A little over one year later

By . - Friday, March 04, 2011

A little over one year ago on January 12, 2010, a massive earthquake hit the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince. The quake killed approximately 230,000 people and destroyed important structures that made up this beautiful city. Over 1 million people were left homeless and living in tent cities. To top it all off, a cholera epidemic broke out in the fall taking thousands of innocent lives with it.

Things are not okay.

Life has not returned to normalcy.

We can not turn a blind eye to the situation.

Haiti still needs our help, and I am here to show you just how you can do that.

Kay Nou, which means “Our House” in Haitian Creole, is a tax exempt not-for-profit organization devoted to caring for abandoned and disenfranchised youth in Haiti. Kay Nou was started in 2009 by Executive Director, E. Johann Richard. Kay Nou aims to address the physical, emotional and academic needs of Haitian youth. We seek to rebuild hope through education and employment opportunities, as well as create relevant and replicable projects that the people of Haiti will be able to manage. In addition to the youth, Kay Nou seeks to help the adults of Haiti with the reconstruction of educational institutions and housing.
 Do you want to help?

Kay Nou is focused on Haiti’s long term needs as we work collaboratively with our partners to rebuild the country one community at a time.  Your generosity and passion coupled with the tenacity of the Haitian people will enable Kay Nou to create and implement initiatives to help Haiti’s youth become contributing members in their respective communities.
We appreciate and thank you for your support.  As you may already know, Haiti was classified as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere prior to the earthquake – with a significant portion of its population earning only two dollars a day.  Your ongoing support is paramount to securing a stronger and safer future for Haiti’s youth.

On January 12, 2010, we were all Haitians. Today I need us to still be Haitian and not forget about OUR people. Help save this country with whatever you can spare TODAY. Don't turn your head, and don't walk away. Thank you

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”

- Mahatma Gandhi

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