World Bank gives $8.75 million grant for Sean Penn’s Haitian charity

Sean Penn’s Haitian relief charity has received a big grant of $8.75 million from the World Bank.
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The J/P Haitian Relief Organization (J/P HRO), founded by Sean Penn, will receive a $8.75 million grant to help rehouse victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. The grant is being provided by the World Bank, and is expected to help 14,000 homeless people who have been living on a private golf course for the last three years.

Penn signed the grant with the Haitian government and the World Bank for this 16-month project which will allow Penn’s organisation to subsidise rent costs in the Delmas 32 neighbourhood, as well as build 45 new housing units. Part of the money will also be used to help the organisation’s ‘Protection’ team which provides assistance to suffering families and victims of domestic abuse.

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