New Story Helps the Displaced with Permanent Shelter to Rebuild Haiti

By: Alyson Wyers - May 28, 2015
References: newstorycharity.org & springwise
In an effort to rebuild Haiti and help displaced families, this crowdfunding platform focuses on financing new homes. Haitian non-profit New Story helps families crowdfund the $6,000 USD required to rebuild long-term housing. While short-term shelter is undoubtedly necessary for the victims of natural disasters and conflicts, this is a solution with more permanency.

In collaboration with Missions of Hope, New Story is trying to rebuild Haiti by enabling families to launch crowdfunding campaigns. Those hoping to help can read the families' stories and see a breakdown of their expenses before donating. All the fundraised money goes directly to the project and is completed by local contractors. The houses are usually three room blocks that take around two months to construct.

So donors can see the impact they're making, families will also post video updates.