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Hurricane Matthew Situation Report: Six Months Later

Hurricane Matthew Overview

Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall in Haiti in the early morning of Tuesday, October 4, 2016 devastating the southern part of Haiti. It was one of the most powerful storms to hit Haiti in several decades. According to a United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Situation Report, at least 546 people were killed; over 1.4 million Haitians (nearly 13% of the population) were in need of humanitarian assistance; and 2.1 million have been affected by Hurricane

Matthew. In coastal areas of the South department, the World Food Program reported a 95% loss of housing and harvest. Full recovery is expected to take years and require assistance in the hundreds of millions of dollars. One prominent risk that emerged with Hurricane Matthew was that damaged piped water systems, contaminated water sources, and overflowing latrines could lead to a dramatic increase in Haiti’s cholera epidemic.

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Economic Recovery

From November through March, Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze, S.A. (Fonkoze Financial Services or SFF) loaned an additional HTG 173.6 million (USD 2.6 million) in additional funds to its credit clients in the six most affected branches. SFF also facilitated large volumes of international and local cash transfers in those same six branches, totaling HTG 219.3 through the end of March. SFF has also supported cash for work programs managed by CRS and CARE, making payments totaling HTG 207.8 million (USD 3.1 million) to 51,962 individuals in the Hurricane affected areas through the end of March.

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Cholera Response

Fondasyon Kole Zèpol (the Fonkoze Foundation) launched its Cholera Awareness and Prevention Campaign in the six most affected branch regions. In November and December, 2016, Fonkoze’s health team trained 374 Center Chiefs on the importance of hygiene, hand-washing, and drinking treated water. In turn, the Center Chiefs trained 13,302 members of their Credit Centers, benefiting approximately 66,510 individuals (based on an average household size of five). All clients in the six branch regions received at least one month’s supply of water purification tablets (Aquatabs); the team distributed 3,643,180 tablets.

Stories of Recovery

Meet Aline Charles (right), a Solidarity client who was a victim of Hurricane Matthew. The small business she had worked for years to build was all but destroyed. For 3 months, she struggled to rebuild her life, but with the support of Fonkoze Financial Services (SFF), she now has a viable way to pick up the pieces and start anew.

 

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Hurricane Matthew Overview

Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall in Haiti in the early morning of Tuesday, October 4, 2016 devastating the southern part of Haiti. It was one of the most powerful storms to hit Haiti in several decades. According to a United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Situation Report, at least 546 people were killed; over 1.4 million Haitians (nearly 13% of the population) were in need of humanitarian assistance; and 2.1 million have been affected by Hurricane

Matthew. In coastal areas of the South department, the World Food Program reported a 95% loss of housing and harvest. Full recovery is expected to take years and require assistance in the hundreds of millions of dollars. One prominent risk that emerged with Hurricane Matthew was that damaged piped water systems, contaminated water sources, and overflowing latrines could lead to a dramatic increase in Haiti’s cholera epidemic.

Economic Recovery

From November through March, Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze, S.A. (Fonkoze Financial Services or SFF) loaned an additional HTG 173.6 million (USD 2.6 million) in additional funds to its credit clients in the six most affected branches. SFF also facilitated large volumes of international and local cash transfers in those same six branches, totaling HTG 219.3 through the end of March. SFF has also supported cash for work programs managed by CRS and CARE, making payments totaling HTG 207.8 million (USD 3.1 million) to 51,962 individuals in the Hurricane affected areas through the end of March.

Cholera Response

Fondasyon Kole Zèpol (the Fonkoze Foundation) launched its Cholera Awareness and Prevention Campaign in the six most affected branch regions. In November and December, 2016, Fonkoze’s health team trained 374 Center Chiefs on the importance of hygiene, hand-washing, and drinking treated water. In turn, the Center Chiefs trained 13,302 members of their Credit Centers, benefiting approximately 66,510 individuals (based on

an average household size of five). All clients in the six branch regions received at least one month’s supply of water purification tablets (Aquatabs); the team distributed 3,643,180 tablets.

Stories of Recovery

Meet Aline Charles (right), a Solidarity client who was a victim of Hurricane Matthew. The small business she had worked for years to build was all but destroyed. For 3 months, she struggled to rebuild her life, but with the support of Fonkoze Financial Services (SFF), she now has a viable way to pick up the pieces and start anew.

 

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Hurricane Matthew Overview

Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall in Haiti in the early morning of Tuesday, October 4, 2016 devastating the southern part of Haiti. It was one of the most powerful storms to hit Haiti in several decades. According to a United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Situation Report, at least 546 people were killed; over 1.4 million Haitians (nearly 13% of the population) were in need of humanitarian assistance; and 2.1 million have been affected by Hurricane Matthew. In coastal areas of the South department, the World Food Program reported a 95% loss of housing and harvest. Full recovery is expected to take years and require assistance in the hundreds of millions of dollars. One prominent risk that emerged with Hurricane Matthew was that damaged piped water systems, contaminated water sources, and overflowing latrines could lead to a dramatic increase in Haiti’s cholera epidemic.

'Tis the season

Give a Gift of hope!

«

Economic Recovery

From November through March, Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze, S.A. (Fonkoze Financial Services or SFF) loaned an additional HTG 173.6 million (USD 2.6 million) in additional funds to its credit clients in the six most affected branches. SFF also facilitated large volumes of international and local cash transfers in those same six branches, totaling HTG 219.3 through the end of March. SFF has also supported cash for work programs managed by CRS and CARE, making payments totaling HTG 207.8 million (USD 3.1 million) to 51,962 individuals in the Hurricane affected areas through the end of March.

Cholera Response

Fondasyon Kole Zèpol (the Fonkoze Foundation) launched its Cholera Awareness and Prevention Campaign in the six most affected branch regions. In November and December, 2016, Fonkoze’s health team trained 374 Center Chiefs on the importance of hygiene, hand-washing, and drinking treated water. In turn, the Center Chiefs trained 13,302 members of their Credit Centers, benefiting approximately 66,510 individuals (based on an average household size of five). All clients in the six branch regions received at least one month’s supply of water purification tablets (Aquatabs); the team distributed 3,643,180 tablets.

Stories of Recovery

Meet Aline Charles (right), a Solidarity client who was a victim of Hurricane Matthew. The small business she had worked for years to build was all but destroyed. For 3 months, she struggled to rebuild her life, but with the support of Fonkoze Financial Services (SFF), she now has a viable way to pick up the pieces and start anew.

 

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Photo: © Maxence Bradley

Hurricane Matthew Overview

Hurricane Matthew, a Category 4 hurricane, made landfall in Haiti in the early morning of Tuesday, October 4, 2016 devastating the southern part of Haiti. It was one of the most powerful storms to hit Haiti in several decades. According to a United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Situation Report, at least 546 people were killed; over 1.4 million Haitians (nearly 13% of the population) were in need of humanitarian assistance; and 2.1 million have been affected by Hurricane Matthew. In coastal areas of the South department, the World Food Program reported a 95% loss of housing and harvest. Full recovery is expected to take years and require assistance in the hundreds of millions of dollars. One prominent risk that emerged with Hurricane Matthew was that damaged piped water systems, contaminated water sources, and overflowing latrines could lead to a dramatic increase in Haiti’s cholera epidemic.

Economic Recovery

From November through March, Sèvis Finansye Fonkoze, S.A. (Fonkoze Financial Services or SFF) loaned an additional HTG 173.6 million (USD 2.6 million) in additional funds to its credit clients in the six most affected branches. SFF also facilitated large volumes of international and local cash transfers in those same six branches, totaling HTG 219.3 through the end of March. SFF has also supported cash for work programs managed by CRS and CARE, making payments totaling HTG 207.8 million (USD 3.1 million) to 51,962 individuals in the Hurricane affected areas through the end of March.

Photo: © Maxence Bradley

Cholera Response

Fondasyon Kole Zèpol (the Fonkoze Foundation) launched its Cholera Awareness and Prevention Campaign in the six most affected branch regions. In November and December, 2016, Fonkoze’s health team trained 374 Center Chiefs on the importance of hygiene, hand-washing, and drinking treated water. In turn, the Center Chiefs trained 13,302 members of their Credit Centers, benefiting approximately 66,510 individuals (based on an average household size of five). All clients in the six branch regions received at least one month’s supply of water purification tablets (Aquatabs); the team distributed 3,643,180 tablets.

Photo: © Fonkoze

Stories of Recovery

Meet Aline Charles (right), a Solidarity client who was a victim of Hurricane Matthew. The small business she had worked for years to build was all but destroyed. For 3 months, she struggled to rebuild her life, but with the support of Fonkoze Financial Services (SFF), she now has a viable way to pick up the pieces and start anew.

 

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 like this.

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