9
9

Rebuilding Home After Haiti's Earthquake

$395 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 47 months
Mariette Lamy is a 73 year old Haitian immigrant with limited formal education who purchased a home in her native land in Haiti for $44, 000 in cash, by cleaning doctors' offices in Brooklyn, New York. For ten years she saved her wages from a Christmas club saving's account. On January 12, 2010, while visiting family in Haiti, she endured a major earthquake that struck the island. In that moment, Marriette Lamy escaped death, by running into her cousin's backyard. Mariette and her cousin survived, however in the South part of Haiti in Graisser, her dream home which she never slept once in, was destroyed in seconds by the earthquake. Rising from the ashes of despair, she found the courage and strength to re-build her home from her babysitting's income. Mariette plans to leave the United States, and retire her aging bones, by reuniting with her beloved Haiti. Despite her thin income, she relies on love, faith, and hope.
The video shadows Mariette Lamy's life in the United States and her trips to Haiti after the earthquake. There are ongoing struggles to reconstruct with no aid that supposedly is earmarked to help the people from the natural disaster.  Mariette's journey is a victim's story of catastrophic events that are entangled in the politics of complicit government, corporate involvement, and the ever-expanding role of gentrification. Please help support her to live in her own home and achieve the Haitian's Dream.
+ Read More
Thank you all who participated in the fundraising. We didn't reach our goal, but something is better than nothing. We will surprise her during a farewell dinner this Saturday.

Blessed!
+ Read More
Thanks to all who are able to make a contribution...tomorrow will be the last day.
+ Read More
Two more days remaining to assist Mariette in rebuilding
her home in Haiti.
+ Read More
Many lost their lives, others lost their homes like Mariette Lamy. The re-building is impossible for many and others are taking matters into their own hands. Please show your support as she journeys back to Haiti . The Fundraising ends Oct 8, 2014.
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

$395 of $30,000 goal

Raised by 9 people in 47 months
Created June 30, 2014
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
PJ
$25
Porsha Johnson
3 months ago

God BLESS YOU

$25
Anonymous
44 months ago
XW
$20
Xenia winfield
44 months ago

Blessing

$25
Anonymous
44 months ago
MK
$100
Moikgantsi Kgama
44 months ago

I hope you can rebuild soon, Mariette. Thank you for caring for Kgari, Godspeed.

MB
$25
Margaret Banier
47 months ago

God Bless!

$25
Anonymous
47 months ago
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.