New Story: Permanent Housing Solutions in Developing Countries
Last June, New Story set a giant goal: Over the summer, they would crowdfund enough money to build an entire neighborhood—100 homes—for earthquake victims in Haiti. They raised the money in 90 days, and by this March ended up building 151 homes, where more than 1,200 people now live.
It’s a process that New Story hopes to repeat after other disasters—after other organizations, such as the Red Cross, provide immediate emergency relief. “Immediately after a disaster, you do need solutions like immediate medical care, temporary solutions,” says co-founder, Alexandra Lafci. “It’s very chaotic. I see our position being similar to Haiti, where after that aftermath and that chaos, being able to come in and provide permanent solutions.”
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