9 Facts about Peacebuilding Solutions

9 Facts about Peacebuilding Solutions

Peacebuilding Solutions (PS) was founded in 2008 when a few (now slightly older) people realized that the current international humanitarian aid system dealing with refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) could be a lot better. After nine years of building a foundation and working deep in the heart of communities in need, we here at PS want to invite you to partner with us to provide the means and resources and voice for people to re-establish a safe, functional foundation for themselves. We need your help, celebrate nine years of building peace with us. What is your reason to support PS?

  1. In 2012, PS was honored to earn ECOSOC Consultative Status with the UN
  2. How do we know our model works? We’ve already done it! Our first pilot project in Gressier, Haiti, targeted an IDP community which had been displaced by the 2010 Haitian earthquake. By doing research first, listening to the community and addressing their needs on their terms and with their consent, we gave them the tools needed to transform their own lives.
  3. PS has been performing research and interventions in the field since 2012 and actively works to advocate for refugee issues at the United Nations
  4. In 2015, PS’ intervention allowed the community we work with in Haiti to shoe all the children of that community, with the shoe sizes picked out by their parents, and the shoes bought locally, maximizing efficiency, minimizing waste and giving the community the power to make their own decisions
  5. In early 2016, due to the trust PS had built with the Gressier community, PS was able to send money directly to the community, who used it to build a sorely needed latrine. This latrine and some other supplies were fully documented with pictures taken and sent to PS.
  6. In October 2016, the community we have worked with in Gressier, Haiti were able to use the agricultural tools which we had mutually agreed upon to dig drainage ditches, thereby saving their own lives during Hurricane Matthew in 2016
  7. The entire pilot project in Gressier, Haiti cost around $12,000. For that small amount of money, PS gave the community in Gressier the ability to turn their own lives around on their own terms, and to stand with pride on their own feet. Imagine what we could do with a million
  8. We wish to expand our pilot project in Haiti, and open new projects to help others who are still displaced from the 2010 earthquake. After this expansion, we’d like to expand to Jordan to help those refugees displaced by the Syrian disaster, and to Nigeria to help IDPs displaced by Boko Haram activity. We plan on going from one project to a global movement. And for that, we’re going to need your help
  9. Dollar per dollar, research-driven research in the field is cheaper, more efficient and more effective than short-term passive disaster relief

 

Yes! I want to provide game-changing humanitarian aid that facilitates communities to rebuild and advance on their own terms.