Mercy Corps has begun Cash-for-Work programs in neighborhoods of Port-au-Prince. The program will employ upwards of 7,000 quake survivors to clear rubble, clean wells and more to help improve the city’s damaged infrastructure. They will receive a daily wage which will help jump-start the economy while engaging Haitians in their own recovery. Mercy Corps is addressing water and sanitation issues as well as distributing shelter materials to displaced families in makeshift camps and will distribute food to those camps in the coming days. The agency also began the Comfort for Kids program to help Haitian children overcome the emotional trauma of the earthquake.