Fundraising: As of January 1st 2014, we have fully funded the $500,000 needed for Phase One, and now have raised $186,973 towards Phase Two of the “Building the Dream” project!
Having raised a total of $689,473, we are now over 1/2 of the way to realizing our goal of $1.2 million!
Anticipated costs for: $ received / pledged for: $ still needed for:
Phase 1 $500,000 $500,000 $0 (We Did It!)
Phase 2 $220,000 $186,973 $33,027
Phase 3&4 $480,000 $2,500 $477,500
Building Progress: Over a year ago the “Building the Dream” project was launched. Since then, a security wall around the property has been completed, the land – which is on a slope– has been “cut” and prepared for construction, and many other important decisions about materials and engineering have been made. Currently, the all-Haitian building crew is assembling the rebar and pouring the concrete foundation for the first building! See the slideshow below for more photos.
The photo above was taken in early August 2012, when members of the Ti Plas Kazo community gathered with architect Martin Hammer, from Builders without Borders, and Na Rive‘s Program Director Lavarice Gaudin to celebrate the breaking of ground and the start of construction of the perimeter wall.