REBUILD globally is a nonprofit organization founded in the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Through years of on-the- ground training, we implemented a long-term solution to ending poverty through our innovative social business model.


REBUILD globally established a fashion brand, Deux Mains (deu-meh) Designs, which is the for-profit arm of our organization that supports the fight against poverty in Haiti in the most dignified way. In collaboration with our nonprofit endeavors, Deux Mains employs Haitian artisans to craft authentic, handmade sandals from up-cycled tires. REBUILD finds outlets in the global marketplace to sell the sandals with a goal to make Deux Mains Designs the world’s favorite fashion footwear!


What will YOUR two hands do?

The Deux Mains fashion brand was created and is supported by REBUILD globally. Hand in hand, Deux Mains and REBUILD globally are empowering the worlds most vulnerable to become self-sufficient – restoring dignity to families. Our brand, Deux Mains, inspired by its French translation, tells the story of our artisans who use their own “two hands” to sculpt sidewalls into sole with a pride that comes from not only making something valuable for others, but making a meaningful life for themselves.

Thanks to the determination and vision of REBUILD globally supporters, Deux Mains employees receive equity in the company and dignified employment that pays an average of 225% more than Haitian minimum wage. In just five years, our financial growth has exceeded 2,000 percent, enabling our Haitian employees to experience financial security, own homes, and invest in education for the very first time. 74 women, men, and children who became homeless from the horrendous earthquake already have permanent roofs over their heads. Meanwhile, 6,000 discarded tires have been up-cycled into sandals, saving the Earth’s atmosphere from 480,000 kg of co2!

REBUILD globally is growing and more determined than ever to expand our model of development all over the world. And we need your help! Your financial support will allow us to expand into other vulnerable communities worldwide. You can make a tax-deductible donation now to help us end poverty globally, or you can support our social business in Haiti and help end poverty by purchasing sandals. There are so many things you can do to make a difference!

Things You Should Know About Us

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Schoolchildren
  • 31

    Schoolchildren

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Pre-Schoolers
  • 6

    Pre-Schoolers

Our employees collectively send 31 children to school full-time, and financially support six more children who are not of school age.

Employee Facts

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14 Full-time staff
  • 16

    14 Full-time staff
  • 6

    6 Part-time staff running the Apprenticeship program
  • 2

    2 additional employees hired by staff
  • 5

    5 staff with side businesses
  • 5

    5 contractors from the community as needed
  • 2

    2 staff purchased new homes in 2014

Education Financed by REBUILD

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20 full-time students
  • 20

    20 full-time students
  • 8

    8 graduating seniors
  • 5

    5 street kids in elementary school

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% Haitian Students
  • 30

    % Haitian Students

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% Apprenticeship Students
  • 100

    % Apprenticeship Students

30% of Haitian high-school students pass the National Exam, which is required to begin their Senior Year. 100% of Apprenticeship Students taking that exam in 2014 passed.

Financials

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REBUILD’s Haiti-based expenses in 2014 – every purchase made in Haiti goes to a local supplier, local business, or local community organization.

$18,000

Haiti Boutique brought in this amount based solely on word of mouth advertising

$4,128.95

Taxes REBUILD paid to the Haitian government, solidifying our status and encouraging local business participation and contribution to the local economy

$1,525.16

Allocated as interest-free pay advances in 2014 to help our employees with up-front emergency medical expenses, household repairs and funeral costs in a dignified way

$7,372.05

Invested by REBUILD globally in the Port au Prince school system in 2014

$2,518.72

Our local leather jacket supplier’s revenue from REBUILD’s leather purchases in 2014– which averages higher than daily minimum wage in Haiti

Even More Things You Should Know

One employee is the principal and Haitian Director of the only free English-language school for adults in Port au Prince, English in Mind Institute.

Our employees’ homes provide shelter for 21 additional adults and 32 children.

REBUILD globally provided over 800 hours of tutoring in 2014.

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