As 2021 comes to an end, FINCA Canada wishes everyone a happy holiday season. To our generous community of supporters, we extend a huge thank you. You have stepped forward at dire times to help respond to natural disasters in Haiti. Your partnership in this exceptional year of hardship has helped thousands all over the world, and for that, we are most grateful.
As a tribute to your generosity, here is an overview of a FINCA campaign you supported in 2021:
FINCA’s Emergency Response in Haiti:
On August 14, 2021, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti’s southern peninsula killing over 2,200 people and injuring another 12,000. Massive devastation ensued in the town of Les Cayes, about 25 miles from the epicentre and the lives of hundreds of thousands were changed forever.
FINCA’s response was immediate, sending local staff emergency cash assistance and distributing canned food items and hygiene supplies. We also launched an emergency response fund and our generous donor community stepped in to help. Within a few weeks, FINCA International raised more than $250,000. FINCA Haiti is using the donations to forgive loans made to families that have lost so much.
To our community of supporters, thank you! We are so appreciative of your partnership in 2021 and we look forward to doing more to help alleviate global poverty. Cheers to YOU in 2022!