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Irish Charity

Haven beats own targets for Haitian homes

Irish charity reveals promising results in annual report.

IRISH CHARITY HAVEN has beaten its own targets for reconstruction in earthquake-struck Haiti, according to its annual report. The group has built 300 new houses in rural Haiti, and has made improvements to 500 others.

It also provided 600 provisional shelters in Port-au-Prince in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake. Construction on 200 new homes on the edge of the capital is underway.

Haven said that Irish donors have continued to be generous despite the financial downturn, and it has raised €5.2 million in the last six months. The American Red Cross and UNICEF.

Founded in 2008, the agency has focused on organising volunteers to take part in housing schemes in Haiti since January 2009. Volunteers must raise at least €4,500 before participating in the organisation’s “Build it” week.

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