Work crews in Haiti video
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A work crew clears rubble from a home outside Léogâne, Haiti in May 2011. Those who are on the crew work for 16 days and are paid after those two weeks. Another team of people who are looking for jobs will then begin a 16-day session. The idea is to spread the funds earned through the work-for-cash program around the community. According to work crew supervisor Ing Gerome Rothchild, this program is paid for through the United Nations and overseen by The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee. One of the biggest needs in Haiti currently is jobs. The Haitian people want to provide for their families but they told members of the Haiti Response Team time and again that they need work so they can do so.