BOZEMAN, Mont.--()--HabiHut, LLC. and Boca Raton, FL, HabiHut Corp. (FL) announced today that they have delivered a HabiHut shelter to Haiti as part of an effort to develop solutions for the housing crisis that was a result of the January 12, 2010 earthquake. The massive 7.0 earthquake struck in an area near Port-au-Prince, leaving over 1.2 million people homeless. The unit is being tested to assess its performance under the extreme summer weather conditions and has been erected as a camp management office at the JP/HRO Camp in Pétionville.
The HabiHut has the benefits of being environmentally friendly, provides larger and safer living quarters for displaced individuals and is more cost effective than temporary shelters. It offers a longer term solution when compared to the tents typically dispensed by relief and humanitarian organizations. The HabiHut provides the occupants with a rigid shelter that is strong, secure and expandable, all in a package that weighs less than 400 lbs. It is mold and mildew proof, extremely durable and backed by a 5 year warranty.
About HabiHut Corp. (FL)
Neil Koppel, President & CEO of HabiHut Corp. (FL) (www.TheHaitiHut.com) has participated in relief efforts and visited Haiti more than 40 times since the earthquake remarked, “HabiHut is at the leading edge of being able to provide a housing solution that is urgently needed around the world and especially for Haiti right now. The benefits that I see deploying it in Haiti are that it can be easily erected where homes have been destroyed as well as part of creating self sustaining villages with clusters of HabiHuts that provide shelter, water, sanitation and other support services. The goal is to build them in rural areas for 250 people along with a school and light manufacturing to provide jobs. The entire village is designed to ship in a 40’ cargo container and is a very logical solution to get Haitians to become self reliant.”
JP/HRO mission is simple: to save lives and bring relief to the Haitian people quickly and effectively. Founded by actor and humanitarian Sean Penn along with philanthropist Diana Jenkins, JP/HRO began its work just hours after the earthquake hit. They have taken over management of the United Nations International Organization for Migration (UNIOM) refugee camp of over 50,000 people in Pétionville.
About HabiHut, LLC.
HabiHut, LLC. (www.TheHabiHut.com) is located in Bozeman, Montana specializing in the design and manufacture of a rigid modular shelter that is secure and strong. Our product, The HabiHut™, was created to replace existing infrastructure where valuable natural resources are limited and the need for quick, durable and sustainable housing is required.