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HISG 10 Year Impact Report

HISG 10 Year Impact Report

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Published by: Humanitarian International Services Group on Aug 05, 2011
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Kay HiramineCatalyst
HISG is celebrating a landmark 10 year anniversary in 2011.We started on September 10, 2001 - the day before 9-11. Wehave been very busy ever since. Little did we realize back inthose dark days of 2001, that HISG would be working withnational partners in over 100 countries in the next 10 years.As Catalyst of HISG and family of “sister” teams, I want tothank you for the sacrices of time and energy you eachgive to HISG’s mission of “Connecting Resources to Needs.”Because of our team eort, working collaboratively togetherwith hundreds around the world; we have helped tens of thousands of people in disasters; trained hundreds of trainersto train thousands of aid workers in disaster response andHISG’s HIST (holistic-integrated-sustainable transformation)community development model, created and increasedawareness and skills to keep people safe in very austereenvironments; served local, indigenous NGOs to build capacity for sustainable development; startedhundreds of businesses that are helping many families and their communities to create thousands of sustainable jobs; and so much more! Thank you for partnering with us to help hundreds of thousandsover the last 10 years. There is a famous Chinese adage that we at HISG have adopted and adapted: “Give a man a sh, hewill eat that day. Teach a man to sh and he will eat for a lifetime.We say all of this, but we add, “Helpa person to build a shing pole factory, and you will transform a community.At HISG, we are excitedabout our business development growth fund that invests in businesses to create jobs for the poor. This “triple bottom line” (Prot, People, Planet) is revolutionary! This fund is lessening dependency,increasing entrepreneurial energies, showing actual metrics, accountability, and transparency, increasingpersonal dignity and ownership, empowering women, creating access to capital, and integrating localentrepreneurs and change agents into the “at” global world. Come join HISG in our exciting BusinessPartners Initiatives and I guarantee YOU will be transformed as you get involved!I strongly encourage you to visit the HISG website at www.HISG.org. Watch the special 10 YearAnniversary video and the many additional videos from around the world that share the story of HISG.Please rejoice with us as you read this report and thank your for being instrumental in HISG’s successes.As we celebrate HISG’s watershed 10 year anniversary in 2011, we look forward to what is ahead andwhat we can accomplish together on behalf of those who cannot, or do not, have a voice or choice.On behalf of the HISG leadership and global team, thank you from the bottom of our hearts! Thankfully,
Michael McCauslandExecutive Director 
When we look back, its hard to believe we’ve come so far and the time has own by so fast! Since that rstmeeting on September 10, 2001, HISG has worked in over 100 countries to help serve the less fortunate.Our primary objective to support and empower local people has emerged in the form of interactive high-impact networks focused on sustainable development, disaster management, and logistics support. Theimpact we are making by working together is eecting signicant and lasting change. The International Disaster Response Network (IDRN) has now trained and badged over 3,100 responderswith 55 Local Coordination Centers in 31 countries. The rst real test of the network occurred in Haitiwhere 27 IDRN partners provided over $16,000,000 worth of goods and services in less than 60 days. Together we made a huge dierence. The Business Development Initiative Network (BDIN), focused on sustainable development, has seen over1,300 businesses launched in 30 countries. Over a ten-year span of the business training program, morethan 73% of all businesses are still in operation. In some cases, like Kenya, an average business supportsas many as 22 extended family members.But we are just getting started! Over the next few years we plan to expand the Business DevelopmentInitiative across the Middle East and South East Asia by trainingnew trainers and launching hundreds of new businesses.With the increased impact of natural and man-made disasters,we are planning to train additional responders and launchdozens of new coordination centers in countries around theworld. HISG has been asked to help train 1,000,000 disasterresponders in Indonesia alone. Throughout this report you will be hearing about the uniqueattributes of HISG. I want to highlight a few of the key aspectsthat make HISG dierent from other organizations.We integrate both the public and private sector by workingwith local authorities to orchestrate a comprehensiveapproach through businesses, NGOs, faith-based and civicgroups, and academic institutions.We integrate both sustainable development and disastermanagement in a holistic approach.We provide funding and do eld implementation.We operate at less than 10% administrative costs.We want to thank you for partnering with HISG! Your participation and investments have had a signicantimpact in empowering local people to change their lives and their communities.Looking forward to the future,

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