In January 2010 Haiti was devastated by a catastrophic magnitude 7.0 earthquake. Death toll estimates ranged from between 100,000 to over 300,000. In response IDV launched its first overseas operation in June of the following year.
Despite only securing charitable status a few months before the earthquake, IDV was able to achieve significant, measurable results during its first year which the trustees would like to highlight below. IDV achieved this success by welcoming 130 volunteers from 13 countries who donated in excess of 35,000 hours in support of the charity's projects.
By using volunteers in this way IDV demonstrated itself to be very cost effective and provided its donors with execellent value for money. Read more »