Haiti: Projects in Mirebalais
With USAID/OFDA support, Mercy Corps is providing livelihood opportunities to 2,000 people per week in the Central Plateau in Haiti. An additional 20,000 people are on track to benefit from the cash-for-work program. These projects give a member of each household 30 days of employment on a community-selected project geared at improving infrastructure or agricultural production, such as rehabilitating roads, farmland or irrigation systems. Some have used their salary and tools from the programs to start more sustainable small businesses. In the town of Mirebalais, Haiti, Mercy Corps employs Haitians to clear debris from canals and other public spaces to mitigate flooding during hurricane season.
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