12 Jan 2012

NZ woman's effort supports Haiti rebuilding

8:00 am on 12 January 2012

The Nelson woman who lost her husband and two of her daughters in the earthquake in Haiti two years ago says her foundation now supports 500 schoolchildren.

A 7.0 magnitude quake struck on 12 January 2010. Officials say 230,000 people died and more than 1 million were left homeless.

Emily Sanson-Rejouis launched the Kenbe La Foundation in response to the quake and says it has sent emergency supplies, money and school resources to help rebuild two schools.

Mrs Sanson-Rejouis says she will return in April this year with a team of volunteer builders who will construct a three-classroom prefab.

Three containers of classroom furniture, educational, sports and musical equipment, medical and hygiene supplies have also been sent to Haiti.