On January 12, 2010, Haiti experienced an unforgiving earthquake that claimed many lives and left others homeless and jobless. Shortly after, Julie Colombino founded REBUILD globally, a workshop and training center, where Haitian people transform tires and old leather jackets into remarkably comfortable, durable sandals. In the process, she helped create a sustainable model to give people a living wage, and more importantly, pride and self respect.
In 2011, Jim learned about the work that Julie was doing in Haiti, and realized his desire to help. He traveled to Haiti with Marc and Matt of Odyssey Creative to capture this amazing journey, and to share REBUILD globally's vision and the positive impact they continue to make for the lives of so many.
These photographs from 2011 tell part of the story. And we are proud to announce that Macbeth Photo will reunite with REBUILD globally in Haiti on September 8th, 2014. Let's help spread the word! Although conditions have improved, Haiti still needs our help.