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YOU CAN ASSIST HAITI WITH EARTHQUAKE RECOVERY
Support thee projects below and others like them that assist in training Haitians and developing viable, national institutions of the country
When mailing a cheque to any of the qualifying organizations below, provide your mailing address to receive a tax receipt, where applicable. For a review of many of the U.S. and international charities operating in Haiti, see the comprehensive report of Give Well. Find it here: http://www.givewell.org/.
Zanmi Lasante/ Partners in Health
Zanmi Lasante is the Haitian partner organizations of the renowned Partners In Health global medical agency. Zanmi's founding hospital is located in the Central Plateau of Haiti and has delivered health care since the 1980's through a network of clinics in that region of the country. It trains Haitians as doctors and health professionals and serves some one million people in the Central Plateau.
Zanmi Lasante has built a new teaching hospital in Mireblais, opened in 2013, located just north of Port au Prince. Partners In Health is a co-signer to a March, 2010 statement calling for maximum respect for the human rights of Haitian people in the relief and reconstruction effort (see here).
To learn more about Partners In Health and donate, go to this weblink. Donations in the U.S. are tax deductible. The U.S. mailing address for donations is:
Partners In Health
P.O. Box 845578
Boston, MA 02284-5578
Partners In Health Canada has been launched in Canada as of November, 2011. To read about this, go to this weblink here on the CHAN website. The mailing address for tax deductible donations in Canada is:
526 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1V2
The website of PIH Canada is: http://www.pih.org/canada.
Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti
The US-based IJDH is a vital organization in post-earthquake Haiti. It is a strong voice for respect for the human and social rights of Haitians as the world considers what reconstruction will take place in Haiti, and whose interests it will serve. It provides resources and works closely with Haiti's leading human rights office, the Bureau des avocats internationaux. It is spearheading the legal action of victims of the tyrannical regime of Jean Claude Duvalier. It is also in the forefront of the legal battle with the United Nations for accountability for the cholera epidemic. To donate and to learn more: http://www.ijdh.org.
By mail: IJDH, 666 Dorchester Avenue, South Boston, MA 02127. Phone 617 652 0876.
Cuban Medical Brigades
You can read a comprehensive account of the history of Cuba's medical assistance to Haiti following the earthquake, and going all the way back to 1998, by going to this article here on the CHAN website. You can also consult the pdf file attached to this page, below.
To make a donation to Cuba's medical assistance mission in Haiti, make cheques out to “The Mackenzie-Papineau Memorial Fund” and mail to: Attention: S. Skup; 56 Riverwood Terrace; Bolton, ON L7E 1S4. You can also donate to Cuba's work in Haiti through the U.S.-based Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC). Go to their excellent website to learn more: http://www.medicc.org/ns/.
SOPUDEP is a K-12 school and community advancement project in the Petionville district of Port au Prince. To learn more about it and to donate, go to this page on this website: http://www.canadahaitiaction.ca/SOPUDEP. See several video reports of the situation of the school on that page as well as detail on the construction of the new school building, to fully open later in 2013.
Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods
Transforming wastes into resources in Haiti since 2006
May 10, 2013
Day after day our agronomists bring in epic harvests of spinach, beets, sorghum, yams, and other vegetables, and people are starting to take note of the positive impact that EcoSan compost has on production yields. On the compost supply side, our hearts are rich with stories from SOIL toilet users who like their toilets and the demand for EcoSan toilets around Haiti is so strong that we can't keep up with all the requests. This month, instead of sending you a long letter, we wanted to give you a chance to check out some of the latest positive news about our work in Haiti. We believe that we are truly making headway towards our goal of instigating a
With love from Haiti,
The SOIL team
Permaculture Magazine features SOIL's work in Haiti
Huffington Post UK profiles the positive benefits that SOIL's work has on restoring soil nutrients
SOIL staff prepare to lead a permaculture design certificate course in June
A theatre group promotes SOIL's EcoSan projects in Haiti - complete with a cameo appearance by a Madame Bwa impersonator touting SOIL toilets
SOIL plants fruit trees at the Port-au-Prince municipal dump
Latest Theo Talk Episode shows new vacuformer production of urine diversion toilet seats
Interested in other ways to transform wastes into resources? This blog post details the many, many uses for poo
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Build Change in Haiti
Build Change is an award-winning, international 501(c)3 non-profit social enterprise that designs earthquake-resistant houses in developing countries and trains builders, homeowners, engineers, and government officials to build them. Build Change has been operating in Haiti since mid-2010. Visit the website at: www.buildchange.org, for more information.