Sustainable Recovery in Haiti Panel

Join a select group of key stakeholders this Saturday Jan 12 on the third anniversary of the earthquake as we look back and forward to the future. A joint effort of Relief 2.0, Stanford University and ESIH. (more...)

Road to the Future Photo Exhibit

A visual journey through the impact of the earthquakes that hit Haiti in January 2010 and Japan on March 2011, the joint response and sustainable recovery efforts. (more...)

Journey of the X

Bicycle ride from Santo Domingo to Port-au-Prince, New York and Boston. Bringing together the TEDx communities on these cities and raising awareness on the challenges and opportunities of innovation and collaboration. (more...)

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What happened to our money? Where did the money donated to Haiti go?

What happened to our money?

Billions of dollars were pledged and a significant percentage of that has been spent in Haiti's disaster recovery related processes. But how much of that has made it to the people? With even the most conservative estimates, the money actually destined for Haiti should be enough to provide for at least 6 months or a year of income for the entire population in Haiti. A population that could be actively involved in the reconstruction of Port-au-Prince and restoration of the National economy instead of being systematically sidelined and excluded from the recovery process.

Shared Tables of Dignity: Restaurants and chefs unite to cook together with less fortunate communities

As a significant portion of the world's population receives the end of the calendar year amid family, religious and traditional celebrations, hundreds of thousands wait for the same dates with uncertainty, displaced from their natural homes by natural disasters or simply facing less favorable conditions than the rest of us in the coldest dates of the Northern hemisphere.

Tenemos un Sueño (We Have a Dream video in Spanish)

Translated as a courtesy by Carlos Miranda Levy from the Dominican Republic.

Please help us translate this text to other languages. Submit your suggestions, corrections or your own translation in other languages in the comment section below or Contact Us and send them to us.


TENEMOS UN SUEÑO
HACIENDO VISIBLES LOS SUEÑOS DE LOS NIÑOS


Todo el mundo tiene sueños
sin importar su edad, género, nacionalidad o religión


Tenemos un Sueño
es un proyecto humanitario global

Nous avons un rêve (We Have a Dream video in French)

Translated as a courtesy by Angela Soi, from Italy.

Please help us translate this text to other languages. Contact us or post your translation in the comments section below.


Nous avons un rêve
pour rendre plus visibles les rêves des enfants


Tout le monde a des rêves
quelle que soit l'âge, le sexe, la nationalité et la religion


“We have a dream”
est un projet humanitaire global


Notre objectif
est de faire réfléchir et agir les jeunes

We Have a Dream (Original video in English)

Please help us translate this text to other languages. Contact us or post your translation in the comments section below.


WE HAVE A DREAM
MAKING CHILDREN'S DREAMS VISIBLE


Everybody has dreams
despite age, gender, nationality & religion


We Have A Dream
is a global humanitarian project


Our goal
is to make youth reflect and take action


We wish to create dialogue
across borders


3000 youth around the world
have participated

Help us Translate the We Have a Dream video

We are collaborating with the We Have Dream initiative to promote their dream visualization and drawing workshops for youth around the world. Within the next few weeks Relief 2.0 volunteers and Educar.org partners will coordinate and host workshops in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Argentina to add even more local dreams and drawings to the growing collection of We Have a Dream and to their current workshops in Japan.

Incorporation of Relief 2.0 and Markets of Hope is now complete

To facilitate logistics, financial operations, our e-commerce initiatives and the support of international partners and collaborators we decided to incorporatw Markets of Hope as a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) business and Relief 2.0 as a non-profit in the United States. The process has been surprisingly smooth and fast. We submitted the application for incorporation of both entities in Delaware with Inc. Now on Monday at 8pm and got approval, all documents and IRS Employer Identification Number for both by Wednesday at 5pm.

Sample Christmas Products from Guatemala for Market of Hope

Arbolito Navideño con QuitaPenas Guatemaltecos

As we get ready to launch the Market of Hope on-line store in time for Christmas, we've been curating, evaluating and selecting products to offer from our visits with Peace Boat to Guatemala, Haiti and Panamá, as well as our visits to Japan and the Dominican Republic.

Here is a first look at some of the products from Guatemala, commercialized by Sara Payola and her husband Pablo Coxaj Morales at the general market in Antigua.

If you can not wait for our marketplace to open next week or prefer to contact them and buy directly from them, here is their contact information:

PazArte: International Artists in Support of Japanese Artist Community

As part of our sustainable recovery initiatives, several international artists have sent their works of art to Japan as part of the Relief 2.0 "PazArte" project to support the recovery of the artist community in Tohoku through the solidarity of international artists.

Selection of first Haitian goods to be offered on Relief 2.0 Marketplace

The main goal of Relief 2.0 Enterprise is to promote sustainable disaster recovery with dignity, inclusion and generation of wealth and opportunities. Our Relief 2.0 Marketplace is an important part of this strategy and one of the many paths to achieve this goal.

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