The 2010 Earthquake that ravaged the country of Haiti left so much pain and destruction. Structural damange left buildings and homes in rubble and forced many Haitians to find housing elsewhere. Tent Cities emerged on the outskirts of the epi-centre (Port-au-Prince). People quickly moved into tents made of tarps with no flooring. These tent cities were initially created as temporary housing for displaced Haitians, however, they have now become permanent residence. Many of the tents were disintigrating in the searing Caribbean sun and were torn and battered during the hurricane season. Temporary tents are slowly being replaced by concrete houses. These are being painted a variety of bright colours with small hedges being planted that frame the property around each house.
Since 2011, Children of Hope Haiti (COHH) has been working in two tent cities Leveque #1 and Leveque #2 located 25 km north of Port-au-Prince. Below are the links to the projects that COHH is currently doing in the Leveque communities: