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Two Years After the Haiti Earthquake:
Providing Long-term Solutions by Creating “Jobs For Life”.
Vancouver, Washington (January 10, 2012). Vancouver-based Forward Edge International (FEI), in partnership with non-governmental, Haitian leaders, has launched its “Jobs for Life” program. This program creates jobs for hundreds of families displaced by the January 12, 2010 earthquake that killed 230,000 people and left 1.5 million homeless.
Forward Edge is partnering with the largest chicken-breeding company in the English-speaking Caribbean to launch individual and commercial chicken-farming businesses for aspiring Haitian entrepreneurs. Forward Edge also plans to launch plastic-recycling businesses later this year. Both business ventures are part of the “Jobs for Life” program, and are designed to be self-sustaining, lifitng Haitian families out of poverty permanently.
Since the earthquake, Forward Edge International has sent more than 850 short-term volunteers to Haiti, most from the Portland/Vancouver area. These volunteers have constructed 82 homes for Haitian families, distributed 316,000 pounds of food, removed 9,151 tons of rubble, and delivered 27,720 shoes. Over 300 medical professionals have also been sent to care for the sick and injured. An additional 400 short-term volunteers are projected for 2012.
Tomorrow at 10:00 a.m., FEI Founder and President, Joe Anfuso, will update members of the media on the details related to the “Jobs For Life” projects.
What: Helping Haitians Create “Jobs for Life” Two Years After the Quake
Who: FEI Founder and President, Joe Anfuso
When: January 12, 2012 at 10:00 am
Where: Forward Edge International Headquarters, 15121-A NE 72nd Ave, Vancouver, WA 98686.
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