Project profile — MCCC: Haut Damien Housing and Livelihoods Revitalization Project


MCC - Mennonite Central Committee Canada (CA-CRA_ACR-2107690877)
2011-08-03 - 2013-12-31
Global Affairs Canada
KFM Intl Dev Partnerships & Operations

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Education, Level Unspecified: Education facilities and training (11120) (8.00%)
• Water And Sanitation: Basic drinking water supply (14031) (7.00%)
• Agriculture: Agricultural policy and administrative management (31110) (21.00%)
• Reconstruction Relief And Rehabilitation: Reconstruction relief and rehabilitation (73010) (64.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to place 100 vulnerable families into new, hazard-resistant permanent homes. In addition, the Mennonite Central Committee of Canada (MCCC) works with local partners, the Food, Disaster and Material Resources Department (FDMR) and Sant Kretyen pou le Developman Entregre (SKDE) to provide the following community services for these families: (1) village housing/shelter construction, including a playground and road access; (2) water and sanitation facilities, including latrines and catchment facilities as well as basic health and sanitation training; and (3) community and livelihoods development through the establishment of an agriculture and livelihoods cooperative, kitchen gardens, and training on agriculture-related business activities.

Expected results 


Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (December 2013) include: 100 earthquake-affected families (65 female-headed households and 35 male-headed) are now living in permanent disaster-resistant shelters with access to clean water and sanitation facilities, giving these families an increased sense of safety and security. The sanitation facilities and supplementary hygiene workshops have mitigated the risk of water-borne disease and the water harvesting systems have reduced the number of hours people spend collecting clean water every day (from four hours on average to less than one). Families also have access to new community infrastructure, including an access road, a community playground, a community centre to enhance community cohesion and a roadside market to bolster local livelihoods. The project also established 200 kitchen gardens and formed an agricultural cooperative consisting of 204 members (150 women and 54 men). In addition, 125 women and 48 men attended four training seminars on agro-ecological practices and 173 youth received training in artisanal production. These results have contributed to improving the standard of living of 100 earthquake-affected families by increasing the safety of their shelters and their access to clean water and adequate sanitation, improving the sense of community, and increasing local livelihoods.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
31-03-2014 Disbursement $71,240
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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