Rosemarie McGrath's Event:Build it week Haiti
Date: 04-04-2011


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Money raised on-line: €876.67

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Hey Guys,

Thanks for visiting my personal fundraising page. The Haven charity is a very worthy cause and I would very much appreciate your support in helping me to raise funds for this charity.

Please read a few words about the charity that I have chosen to support below. You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from me thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your support,


About Haven

Haven is an Irish NGO working to build sustainable communities in Haiti.

Haven is working solely in Haiti to facilitate the provision of adequate water & sanitation, shelter and training & education solutions for vulnerable Haitians. Haven works in partnership with project participants and the Government of Haiti and includes community development at the core of all its work.

Launched in January 2009, Haven quickly moved from a house building charity to one providing emergency relief in the aftermath of the earthquake that took place in Haiti one year after its launch. This catastrophic event has shaped the Haven that exists today and the ongoing turmoil experienced by Haiti encourages Haven to regularly review activities, continually ensuring all efforts are focused and ultimately benefit the most vulnerable in Haiti.

To date, Haven has also brought over 1,500 Irish volunteers to Haiti to assist with the building of houses through their Build It Week programme.

Water and Sanitation

During the earthquake emergency response in January 2010, Haven became the second largest provider of latrines in camps in Port-au-Prince, directly impacting 88,000 people. In each of these camps Haven’s Community Development Workers and Hygiene Promotion Team delivered workshops on hygiene standards. Hygiene kits containing basic cleaning materials were also distributed in these camps. The Hygiene Team also trained 86 Community Mobilisers to motivate the community within the camps to maintain the facilities provided.


To date Haven has constructed repaired and upgraded 2329 houses and shelters. Haven is seeking to engage more in construction training in Haiti in order to build the capacity of the Haitian workforce.

Training and Education

To date Haven has trained nearly 63,500 people in Hygiene Promotion and 733 in Construction. Workshops have been held in many areas including Gender, Domestic Violence and Self- Esteem, HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Democracy, Leadership and Conflict Resolution. These workshops trained nearly 3,000 people.


Haven is delighted to announce that we be running a Volunteer Programme in Haiti from the 15th of April to the 24th of April 2016.

The Volunteer Programme will once again see Haven’s volunteers work side by side with the local community in le Font Parisienne. The volunteers will be building classrooms and refurbishing the local school. 

The 2010 earthquake in Haiti affected more than two million people. Today, thousands of Haitians continue to live in dire conditions, with nearly 320,000 people still living in camps throughout the region. These families need your help. Your sacrifice of time and comfort, your hard work and your commitment to not only cover your own costs but to raise funds for future work in Haiti are what will truly make this volunteer programme with Haven a life-changing experience. Volunteers are asked to raise €4,500 to participate on the April 2016 Volunteer Programme. 

For more information please contact Haven at

My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Kate Jefferyes 01-04-2011 Donation €15.00 Have a wonderful time - great cause.
Anonymous 30-03-2011 Donation €381.67 To cover final amount
Sarah Bailey 28-03-2011 Donation €25.00 Well done Rose - I'm sure it will be a truly amazing experience. Love Sarah B x
Anonymous 25-03-2011 Donation €25.00 All the very best Rose....
Maura Mahony 15-03-2011 Donation €50.00 as promised Rosie.................sorry I took soooo long!
Anonymous 08-01-2011 Donation €50.00 rosie best wishes from darren ,marsha, aaron and well done wonda on swim
anne scott 07-01-2011 Donation €50.00 xxx
Paul McNeela 12-09-2010 Donation €20.00 -
Anonymous 01-09-2010 Donation €50.00 fair play to you Rose!
Anonymous 30-08-2010 Donation €30.00 Well done, Rose...
Cathriona Ryan 27-08-2010 Donation €100.00 Rosie very proud of you,Feel free to rope me into the fundraising :-)
Ailis McNamara 27-08-2010 Donation €10.00 Good Luck Rose- Ailis
Paula Langan 26-08-2010 Donation €50.00 Well done Rose - I hope you reach your target soon. You have a great big heart!
Anonymous 26-08-2010 Donation €20.00 Best of luck on your trip and fair play to you Rose