Final evaluation of the CARITAS construction program of 540 houses in Cabaret, Haiti
This evaluation focused on the project implemented by Caritas Switzerland to rehabilitate 540 permanent houses in the town of Cabaret, which is in the 11th communal section of Leogane, Haiti. The project was implemented in two phases, the first of which took place between October 2011 and March 2013, and the second between April 2013 and April 2015. An additional exit strategy phase was in place until November 2015.
The project target area was the village of Cabaret, which has about 730 households. It is located in a rural area about 10 kilometers from the center of the city of Leogane. Cabaret is near the epicenter of the 2010 earthquake and 75% of the village’s houses were destroyed or severely affected.
The aim of the project was to achieve the following three outcomes:
1. The sustainable development of housing has improved the safety and physical and mental well-being of the project beneficiaries;
2. The capacity and knowledge of members of the local community to build earthquake-resistant and para-cyclonic buildings have been improved;
3. The whole community benefits from an improved situation in terms of water, sanitation and hygiene and water, sanitation and hygiene related knowledge, attitudes and practices are improved.