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.  

Flying in, Jim shot this aerial image of Port au Prince. This is a largely crowded area in the center of Cite Solie, considered the poorest "slum" in the city. 

Flying in, Jim shot this aerial image of Port au Prince. This is a largely crowded area in the center of Cite Solie, considered the poorest "slum" in the city. 

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. 

Gate to Hell.  
Nearly two years after the earthquake: the majority of the population had yet to find a living wage, steady employment and were still living in inhumane conditions. 

Nearly two years after the earthquake: the majority of the population had yet to find a living wage, steady employment and were still living in inhumane conditions. 

John Robert, earthquake survivor and REBUILD globally Supervisor and Designer.  He is standing in what used to be his home prior to the earthquake. 

John Robert, earthquake survivor and REBUILD globally Supervisor and Designer.  He is standing in what used to be his home prior to the earthquake. 

Left image: The REBUILD globally workshop and training center.   Right Image:  Beks and Sandra with Bout hoping to beat the rain while navigating through puddles and pot holes. They were on their way to REBUILD's former sandal shop after their tap-tap broke down. Uh-oh. 

Left image: The REBUILD globally workshop and training center.  

Right Image:  Beks and Sandra with Bout hoping to beat the rain while navigating through puddles and pot holes. They were on their way to REBUILD's former sandal shop after their tap-tap broke down. Uh-oh. 

Reggie making sandals for the orphans at the workshop.  Julie tells us this process has changed dramatically.  We will capture the new process and report back!

Reggie making sandals for the orphans at the workshop.  Julie tells us this process has changed dramatically.  We will capture the new process and report back!

Julie makes everyone smile!

Julie makes everyone smile!

New kicks!

New kicks!

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