Joey Adler is a visionary entrepreneur and humanitarian, seeking to reinvent the business of philanthropy through ground breaking sustainable models. Just days after the devastating earthquake in 2010, ONEXONE team members were on the first non-military flight to land in Haiti. In the missions that followed, ONEXONE delivered $7 million worth of goods including $5 million of medicine and medical equipment. ONEXONE remains committed to the country and recently announced $3 million to fund the construction of a state-of-the-art pediatric ward in the new Partners In Health hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. Joey is also an active member of the Clinton Task Force on Haiti.
Michael Capponi is a successful entrepreneur and humanitarian who built his Hotel construction empire in Florida USA. Following the 2010 earthquake, Mr. Capponi traveled to the country and fell in love with the town of Jacmel where he has begun to build a Seaside Resort with the hope of reinvigorating the spirit of the community while driving economic growth.
Claude Houde is head pastor of New Life Church in Montreal, Quebec since 1993. Under his leadership, the church has grown from a congregation of 50 followers to over 3500 twenty years later. As an international speaker, he is invited to support the work of leaders in over 20 countries. Along with French speaking churches around the world, they have provided the resources and manpower essential to rebuild a church in the heart of Port-au-Prince.
Fashion designer and successful business woman, Donna Karan has traveled to Haiti every month since the 2010 earthquake to help local artists design, produce and market wares. In this documentary Donna shares her heart and vision for the artisans of Haiti as she strives to develop their businesses – she sells a range of local products (sculpture, bags, metalwork) in her Urban Zen stores and 100 per cent of the profit from the Haitian products is returned to the projects in Haiti.
Irish born, cell phone tycoon Denis O’Brien received the National Order of Honour and Merit form the Haitian president for his work helping Haiti recover from the 2010 earthquake. He funded the restoration of Haiti’s century-old Iron Market with his own money, and has built 50 primary and secondary schools in the last 18 months. He is a leading voice in the reconstruction strategy of the country of Haiti.
Critically acclaimed and Academy Award A-list actor Sean Penn is featured as a heading J/P HRO, a humanitarian organization managing the largest internally displace people camp in the city of Port-au-Prince. Mr. Penn and members of his team describe the work they continue to do in the area of rubble removal, as well as management of tent hospitals, education and housing reconstruction.
President of World Vision Canada, Dave Toycen speaks on the work done in Haiti by this NGO in the area of Child Safety, education, camp management and development. World Vision has been involved in Haiti for over 50 years in projects that include economic development programs, education, child safety, advocacy and emergency relief. Mr. Toycen speaks on the issues of governance, and education, as well as the complexities of the reconstruction efforts.