Haiti Relief Funds: Updated July 15, 2012

YOUR HELP IS STILL NEEDED

PLEASE MAKE A DONATION to a

Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund

TODAY:

Grassroots Organizations (Haitian or collaborative North/South Ventures):

Institute for Policy Study (IPS/Other Worlds/Beverly Bell) works collaboratively with Haitian Peasant & women’s groups  to assure Haitians with just alternatives for their futures; funds can be designated for specific projects.  See their website for further information:

http://www.otherworldsarepossible.org/support-other-worlds

Contributions can be sent to fiscal sponsor, IDEX (International Development Exchange) with “Other Worlds” in the memo line; PO Box 791127, New Orleans, La, 70179.

IJDH – Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti represents Haitians in their fight for human rights, especially as this pertains to housing, health and hunger.  Currently IJDH is representing 5,000 Haitians (and counting) in suit against the UN for the proliferation of cholera in Haiti which has killed 7,000 since Spring 2010 and made at least half a million ill.

For more information, and to donate, go to: http://ijdh.org/

GOALS/Haiti works with youth participants and operates with American partners in Léogane utilizing soccer as a platform for education and sustainable development:

http://goalshaiti.org/team/

 

Ayiti Resurrect works with Haitian artists, community builders, mental health specialists, and holistic healers to address the psychological and spiritual healing of earthquake survivors.  They seek funding to provide a second round of healing workshops in Haiti this fall and to leave sustainable infrastructures for their partners in Haiti: http://www.ayitiresurrect.org/

 

Mid-Size & Large NGOS doing good work:

KANPE, a francophone organization based in Montreal and founded by singer Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire & Dominique Anglade, who lost her well-known parents in the quake, focuses on various causes: economic independence, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, secure housing.  Associated with Paul Farmer’s Fanmi Lasante & FONKOZE (site is in French & English): http://www.kanpe.org/

 

CECI(Centre d’étude et de coopération internationale)is a French-Canadian org operating in Haiti since 1971 on various aspects of development:

http://www.ceci.ca/fr/regions/haiti/

 

COHEF (Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation, Inc.) works to provide schooling to disadvantaged children in rural areas. Motto: Independence through education.  See:

http://www.cohef.org

 

International Child Care works primarily with children in Haiti & the DR.  The link to their earthquake relief fund can be found here: http://us.internationalchildcare.org/node/313

 

Handicap International “is an independent and impartial aid organization working in situations of poverty and exclusion, conflict and disaster,” around the world; their work in Haiti is aimed primarily at assisting earthquake amputees:

http://www.handicap-international.us/where-we-work/programs/?dechi_programmes%5Bselpays%5D=72&cHash=2ab3adb76b

 

Doctors without Borders

http://doctorswithoutborders.org/donate/?ref=main-menu

 

Partners In Health / Location Boston, MA

http://www.pih.org

 

OxFam

http://www.oxfam.org/

 

ARTS & CRAFTS: 

Sant Atis Matenwa is a women’s artists collective of about 45 (including 2 young men) located in a remote village in the interior of LaGonav island off the coast of Haiti; they create beautiful hand-painted silk scarves and other crafts to sustain their community. Since this small collective does not (yet) have 501(c) status, it’s best to purchase their crafts from their website or Wellfleet, MA store.  For more information, go to:

http://www.artmatenwa.org/