Bag of Cement
The universal mode of transportation in Haiti is motorcycle. The roads are frequently either too muddy to navigate, or so rocky that they damage the motorcycles. As crops are transported over these roads, what little profit is made is easily lost in motorcycle repairs and damaged goods. This project partially pays for bags of cement so that they can pave an 18 inch wide road that will make easy passage for motorcycles. Neighbors come together and pave 10 to 20 feet at a time, smoothing out the roughest portions of the roads. Purchasing the bags of cement on their own just isn't financially possible yet just giving the bags away requires no sacrifice on their parts. Partially purchasing the cement creates ownership and pride in their work along with community building as they build roads together.