What We Do
REBUILD globally exists to break the cycles of poverty through comprehensive job training and education programs with a pipeline to guaranteed employment.
Employment and empowerment have effects that extend into generations. Our craftsmen and women are financially secure, which empowers them to send their children to school from their hard earned paychecks. Each one of our staff members is even able to support orphans or others who are vulnerable in their own community because of their own fiscal health. Some have contributed to local micro-finance projects. Some have become leaders of their community groups. Some have taken in children to help support other family members. It is through this kind of chain reaction that these towns, cities, and eventually the world can be rid of poverty once and for all.
By providing dignified living wages, our craftsmen and women not only become leaders in their community; but they are turning waste tires into beautiful, high-fashion sandals. Employment and local ownership are the game changers in developing countries. When charity dries up, those in poverty need a means to sustain themselves and support their families. Employment means parents can educate and feed their children; it means they can live in safe dwellings and not tent cities.
Become A Changemaker
Every donation and every purchase directly supports the craftsmen and women we work with in Haiti.
Employment is the key to alleviating poverty and the negative effects of poverty in Haiti.
Our employment opportunities pay 225% of the minimum full-time Haitian wage and offers business equity to our craftsmen and women.
We have transformed the traditional methods of charitable aid with a business model that provides a dignified solution to economic injustice while producing a desired product. After years of working on the ground, we have found the most impactful way to respond to a disaster and lessen the effects of poverty is to combine the efforts of our non-profit with the for-profit sector. In 2015, we incubated a locally owned for-profit social business, deux mains designs, Haiti’s first social impact factory that handcrafts high-fashion sandals and accessories from genuine leather and upcycled materials. REBUILD globally and deux mains work hand in hand to change the system that keeps poor people impoverished. deux mains designs is our paradigm social impact business that empowers and employs Haitian citizens to handcraft unique products from up cycled materials.
Things You Should Know About Us
Our employees’ homes provide shelter for 21 additional adults and 32 children.
REBUILD globally hires 4 tutors to help students graduate school and pass the national exams.
9,000 tires upcycled into ethical fashion products
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
Taxes REBUILD paid to the Haitian government, solidifying our status and encouraging local business participation and contribution to the local economy
Our local leather jacket supplier’s revenue from REBUILD’s leather purchases in 2014– which averages higher than daily minimum wage in Haiti
Invested by REBUILD globally in the Port au Prince school system in 2014