In the following videos, several staff members comment on the amount of member-clients affected by the earthquake. Since the filming of this footage in late February, the actual number of affected member-clients has risen to just under 19,000. Fonkoze has been executing a Fonkoze Family Rehabilitation (Kore Fanmi Fonkoze) program for clients who lost their home, business or both. This program is a simulation of the catastrophic insurance product that Fonkoze was about to offer its clients when the quake struck. Eligible clients received a 5,000 HTG ($128) indemnity, reimbursement of their loan, and the opportunity to take a new loan when they are ready. Clients participate in four new training modules in disaster preparedness, risk management, home repair and rebuilding, and catastrophic insurance.
Fonkoze acknowledges the generous contribution of Rooy Media LLC for producing these videos.
Natacha Blanc, Director of Money Transfer Services for Fonkoze
Natacha shares the tragedy of losing her closest colleagues in the Earthquake. She describes how Fonkoze quickly began functioning to meet the immediate needs of their clients who had also lost so much.
Linda Boucard, Communications Director for Fonkoze USA
Linda describes Fonkoze's partnership with AIC to establish a mobile bank in Leyogan, where the branch was completely destroyed in the Earthquake. Here, Fonkoze clients can bank from the "back of a truck" to receive the money they need to rebuild their lives.
Saint-Anise Délaré, Fonkoze client
Saint-Anise shares how her business has fallen but how Fonkoze has partnered with her and other clients to survive during these tough times. Even though she lives on the street and her kids are living away from her, she has much hope for rebuilding her life with Fonkoze's help.
Brice Andrelie, Fonkoze client
Brice, who sells cookies and candies in the marketplace, describes how all of her children were able to survive the Earthquake and how grateful she is to Fonkoze for forgiving the balance of her loan and providing her with the resources she needs to survive.
Maryse George, Fonkoze clientMaryse tells how her business and her home were completely destroyed. Even though she currently has no assets, she is grateful that Fonkoze will help her get back in business again, so she can earn the money to provide a new home for her and her children.
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