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A Guide to Humanitarian and Development
Efforts of InterAction Member Agencies in Haiti
JUNE 2007
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Table of Contents
3 Historical 7 ADRA International 25 MAP International
Background 8 AME-SADA 26 Pan American Development Fund
9 American Friends Service Committee 28 Physicians for Peace
5 Organizations by
10 American Jewish World Service 29 Salvation Army World Service Office
Sector Activity
11 American Red Cross 30 Save the Children
6 Glossary of Acronyms 12 AmeriCares Foundation 31 Trickle Up
13 America’s Development Foundation 32 U.S. Fund for UNICEF
14 Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team 33 World Concern
15 CARE 34 World Relief
16 Catholic Relief Services 35 World Vision
17 Christian Reformed World Relief
19 Church World Service
20 Direct Relief International
21 Episcopal Relief and Development
22 Food for the Hungry
23 Holt International Children’s Services
24 International Crisis Group

Cover photo: courtesy of Karl Grobl
About this Report
This report offers international agencies, non-govern-
mental organizations (NGOs), the media and the public
an overview of the humanitarian and development as-
sistance being provided to the people of Haiti by Inter-
Action member agencies.

25 member organizations have reported on their cur-
rent or planned relief and development operations in
Haiti. The programs address a broad range of sectors,
including: agriculture and food security; micro-finance,
economic and business development; disaster and
emergency relief; economic development, democracy
and governance; education and training; health care;
human rights, peace and conflict resolution; refugee
assistance; and rural development. The activities take
place in a number of locations throughout Haiti.

The agencies in this report have presented various ob-
jectives for their programs in Haiti. Many programs and
response initiatives were implemented in 2004 to ad-
dress renewed political turmoil and the massive flooding
caused by tropical storms. A number of those organiza-
tions have remained in Haiti, but have since adjusted
their objectives to meet longer-term goals. Other orga-
nizations—many of which have decades of experience
in Haiti—continue to focus their efforts on development
Source: The World Factbook, Central Intelligence Agency (2006)
objectives including expansion and enrichment of ed-
ucation and training systems, provision of health care
services and small business development. land for Spain. Colonists annihilated the island’s indige-
nous population within a few decades, leaving Spain to
Among some of the special considerations impacting utilize the island as a strategic trading outpost and stag-
the delivery and execution of development and human- ing ground for colonial exploits in the Americas. In the
itarian assistance in Haiti are recurring insecurity and 1697 Treaty of Ryswick, Spain ceded the western por-
violence, which have impeded and in some cases inter- tion of the island to France and the land became known
rupted local programming. as Haiti. The French colonists developed a productive
economy based on sugar, coffee and slave labor.
Many of the agencies in this report are active in Haiti
with the support of local implementing partner agen- Socio-ethnic tensions erupted in the 1790s, when an
cies while receiving themselves the financial backing of uprising of the slave population under the leadership
members of the international donor community. of Toussaint L’Ouverture culminated in the defeat of
European forces in 1803. Haiti received independence

Historical Background from France in 1804, but the animosity between black
Haitians and their white and mulatto countrymen was
solidified. In the aftermath of the revolution, class-based
Slightly smaller in area than the state of Maryland, Hai- tensions resulted in popular uprisings against the domi-
ti shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with the nant “elite” factions that were vying for political control
Dominican Republic. Haiti has been plagued by chronic of the newly independent nation. The resulting civil war
political turmoil and civil unrest through much of its his- left Haiti divided into north and south from 1807 until its
tory, a fact that both contributes to and is exacerbated reunification in 1820 under Jean-Pierre Boyer. Decades
by an abysmal economic situation. The poorest nation of war and violence had a devastating, enduring impact
in the Western Hemisphere and one of the most desti- on Haiti, undermining popular morale and exhausting
tute in the world, 80% of Haiti’s 8.1 million people live national confidence in Haitian governance and political
below the poverty line and 54% live in abject pover- leadership.
ty. In 2006, the United Nations Development Program
(UNDP) ranked Haiti 154th of 177 countries in its Hu- Renewed black-mulatto friction resulted in de facto
man Development Report. U.S. occupation of Haiti in 1915. U.S. troops remained
for nineteen years, during which time the U.S. assumed
Haiti’s tumultuous history began in 1492, when Christo- political and financial control of internal affairs, worked
pher Columbus landed on Hispaniola and claimed the with the Haitian national government to rewrite the

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constitution and helped build the national military force On 7 February 2006, with joint support of MINUSTAH
(the “gendarmerie”). Despite a general improvement of and the Organization of American States, Haiti held
quality of life in Haiti, resentment of foreign occupation peaceful parliamentary and presidential elections in
continued to grow until the withdrawal of U.S. troops which 60 percent of Haiti’s 3.5 million registered voters
in 1934. participated. Under an agreement between the interim
government and the electoral council, Rene Preval was
With the support of the Haitian army and the U.S., Fran- declared victor on 13 February 2006, signaling to the
cois “Papa Doc” Duvalier became president of Haiti in international community the possibility of a new start
1957, and remained in that position until his death in for Haiti. Pledges of assistance from foreign donors and
1971. Duvalier’s reign—the longest in Haitian history— international development institutions poured in: Ar-
was characterized by corruption and repression, and is gentina, Brazil and Chile offered a joint development
best remembered for the installment of a personal secu- strategy; the Caribbean Community readmitted Haiti as
rity and secret police force called the Volunteers for Na- a borrowing member; and international donors pledged
tional Security (or, the “tonton makouts”). Jean-Claude $750 million in aid. In December 2006, the U.S. Congress
“Baby Doc” Duvalier, the son and successor of Duvalier, passed the Hope Act, a trade preference bill with the
ruled Haiti with similar practices until 1986, when na- potential to help jumpstart an economic turnaround.
tional unrest and international pressure compelled him
to flee the country. Despite hope for a new start, Haiti’s future remains
tenuous. Preval’s Lespwa party won less than a third of
Jean Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elect- the seats in the parliamentary elections in April. Violent
ed chief-of-state, became president in 1990 only to be gang activity in the slums of Port-au-Prince—a reported
ousted by a military coup in 1991. Following a failed 539 deaths in the final three months of 2006—continues
attempt to facilitate Aristide’s return, the UN imposed to threaten the nation and the regime. In spite of 1.8%
sanctions on Haiti in 1993. Then, faced with an immi- growth in GDP in 2006, an extremely lopsided distribu-
nent U.S. invasion, the military regime relinquished tion of wealth leaves 50% of the country’s assets in the
power in 1994, and U.S. forces supervised the return of hands of 1% of the population. (In 2002, it was 66% of
Aristide’s civilian government. Rene Preval was elected assets held by 4% of population.)
to replace Aristide in 1995, though his term was charac-
terized by unwavering political deadlock. Aristide was In order to take advantage of the window of opportunity
reelected in 2000, though failure to calm increasing po- presented by the 2006 elections, the Preval government
litical, social and economic chaos left popular support will have to confront Haiti’s enduring tribulations by
for his administration waning. In February 2004, insur- restoring nonfunctioning political, security and justice
gents seized a number of cities throughout the country, institutions; seeking solutions to economic woes. Re-
effectively forcing Aristide into exile. The UN Security pairing a social fabric that has been damaged by years
Council dispatched a Multinational Interim Force (MIF) of political polarization, deepening antipathies between
to maintain stability during the transition to a new gov- the mass of the population and the elite and a general
ernment. sense of hopelessness are further challenges the gov-
ernment will face. Foreign assistance will be key to the
In the aftermath of the 2004 political uprising, severe new government’s capabilities, but it is important that
lack of public services left extreme humanitarian and one recognize institution-building possibilities inherent
socio-political burdens on Haitians. Later that year, Hai- in the utilization of the Haitian government rather than
ti was subject to a round of brutal storms—a perennial excluding it from the process.
consequence of its position in the hurricane belt—that
further exacerbated the humanitarian situation: more
than 2,000 Haitians were killed, thousands more dis-
placed, and tens of thousands were left without such
basic amenities as food, water and shelter.

On 1 June 2004, the UN Security Council transferred In the aftermath of the
the authority of the MIF to the United Nations Stabi-
lization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). MINUSTAH’s
2004 political uprising,
primary tasks were twofold: (1) facilitate stabilization severe lack of public
of Haiti in the aftermath of the 2004 uprisings and (2)
provide support for the provisional government as it or- services left extreme
ganized free elections. The Mission has maintained an
uninterrupted presence since, with a recent renewal ex- humanitarian and socio-
tending the mandate to 15 October 2007. At the end of
2006, MINUSTAH consisted of 8,300 uniformed person-
political burdens on
nel from 44 countries, with annual budget of more than
$510 million.

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Organizations By Sector Activity
Agriculture and Food Security World Relief Christian Reformed World Relief
Ananda Marga Universal Relief World Vision
Team Direct Relief International
Education and Training
American Jewish World Sevice MAP International
ADRA International
CARE Physicians for Peace
African Methodist Episcopal
Catholic Relief Services Church Service and Development Salvation Army World Service
Church World Service Ananda Marga Universal Relief Save the Children
Episcopal Relief and Development Team U.S. Fund for UNICEF
Pan American Development Fund America’s Development Foundation World Relief
Save the Children American Jewish World Sevice World Vision
World Concern CARE Human Rights, Peace and
World Vision Catholic Relief Services Conflict Resolution
Disaster and Emergency Relief Christian Reformed World Relief America’s Development Foundation
ADRA International American Jewish World Sevice
Church World Service
Ananda Marga Universal Relief Church World Service
Team Episcopal Relief and Development
International Crisis Group
American Jewish World Sevice International Crisis Group
Pan American Development
American Red Cross Save the Children Foundation

AmeriCares Foundation U.S. Fund for UNICEF U.S. Fund for UNICEF

CARE World Concern World Vision

Catholic Relief Services World Relief Refugees and IDPs
Christian Reformed World Relief World Vision American Jewish World Sevice
Committee Gender Issues and Women in Church World Service
Church World Service Development Democracy and Governance
Episcopal Relief and Development Ananda Marga Universal Relief
America’s Development Foundation
International Crisis Group Catholic Relief Services
American Jewish World Sevice
Pan American Development Fund Church World Service
Church World Service
World Concern Pan American Development
Episcopal Relief and Development
World Vision Foundation
World Relief
Economic, Business Rural Development
World Vision
Development and Microcredit Ananda Marga Universal Relief
African Methodist Episcopal Health Care Team
Church Service and Development ADRA International American Jewish World Sevice
American Jewish World Sevice African Methodist Episcopal Church World Service
Catholic Relief Services Church Service and Development
Episcopal Relief and Development
Christian Reformed World Relief Ananda Marga Universal Relief
International Crisis Group
Committee Team
Save the Children
Church World Service AmeriCares Foundation
World Concern
Episcopal Relief and Development American Jewish World Sevice
World Vision
Save the Children American Red Cross

Trickle Up CARE

World Concern Catholic Relief Services

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Glossary of Acroynms
InterAction Members Other Acronyms
ABY Be Faithful for Youth
ADRA: Adventist Development and
ACT Action by Churches Together
Relief Agency
AECI Agencia Espanola de Cooperacion Internacional
ADF: America’s Development AERDO Association of Evangelical Relief and Development
Foundation Organizations
AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
AFSC: American Friends Service
CBO community based organization
Committee CCID Christian Center for Integrated Development
AJWS: American Jewish World Service CDC Center for Disease Control and Prevention
CHF CHF (Community, Habitat and Finance) International
AMURT: Ananda Marga Universal
CIDA Canadian International Development Agency
Relief Team CODEP Comprehensive Development Project
AME-SADA: African Methodist CRUDEM The Center for the Rural Development of Milot
Episcopal Church Service and DFID Department for International Development
Development ECRH Haitian Christian Reformed Church
FY fiscal year
ARC: American Red Cross HHF Haitian Health Foundation
CRS: Catholic Relief Services HIV human immunodeficiency virus
HPCD Haitian Partners for Christian Develpment
CRWRC: Christian Reformed World HRC Haitian Red Cross
Relief Committee ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross
CWS: Church World Service IDIJEN Out-of-School Youth Livelihood Initiative
IDP internally displaced person
DRI: Direct Relief International INFP National Institute of Professional Training (Haiti)
ERD: Episcopal Relief and Development JICA Japan International Cooperation Agency
KONPAY Konbit Pou Ayiti
FHI: Food For The Hungry
LWF Lutheran World Federation
ICG: International Crisis Group MCC Mennonite Central Committee
MAP: Medical Assistance Programs MDK Ministry of Christian Development (Haiti)
MIF UN Multinational Interim Force
PADF: Pan American Development MINUSTAH UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti
Fund NGO non-governmental organization
PFP: Physicians for Peace OFDA Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance
OVC orphans and vulnerable children
SAWSO: Salvation Army World Service PNS Participating National Societies
SCF: Save the Children Federation PNUD Programme des Nations Unies pour le developpement
PSI Population Services International
USF: U.S. Fund for UNICEF PVO private voluntary organization
WR: World Relief PWOFOD Program for Training Diaconal Organizations
SCF Save the Children Federation
SSID Servicio Social de Iglesias Dominicanas
STD sexually transmitted disease
UCAONG NGOs Coordination Unit
UEBH Union des Eglises Baptiste D’Haiti
UMCOR United Methodist Committee of Relief
UN United Nations
UNDP United Nations Development Program
UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
USAID United States Agency for International Development
USD United States Dollar
WFP World Food Programme

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Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)

cies and the private sector in planning, establishing and
U.S. Contact implementing durable community projects.
Tereza Byrne
ADRA’s recent projects in Haiti include a long-term
Bureau Chief for Marketing and Development
school food program, an education assistance program
ADRA International
for children at the Good Samaritan Orphanage and a
12501 Old Colombia Pike
used clothing distribution program in Port-au-Prince.
Silver Spring, MD 20904 The long-term school food program—located in Diqui-
tel: (301) 680.6398 ni—provides children with 1,250 kcal/day, hygiene kits
fax: (301) 680.6370 and training in personal hygiene and social etiquette; also included in the program a health- and progress-
monitoring component. The education assistance proj-
Field Contact ect (August 2006) provided children residing at the
Fritz Bissereth Good Samaritan Orphanage in Carrefour with school
Country Director materials, uniforms and hygiene kits. Finally, $113,400
ADRA Haiti worth of donated clothing was distributed to families
Diquini 63, Carrefour
in makeshift communities of Port-au-Prince. In FY05,
ADRA’s programs boasted 697,691beneficiaries.
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
tel: +509.234.1035 or +509.234.1006
ADRA Haiti cooperates with a number of government
fax: +509.234.0191
agencies and international and local organizations in
the implementation of its programs. Haitian government
partners include the Agriculture Ministry, Civil Protec-
tion Office, Economy and Finance Ministry, Education Ministry, Environment Ministry, Health and Population
Ministry, Interior and Public Security Ministry, National
Institute of Professional Training (INFP), NGOs Coordi-
Introduction nation Unit (UCAONG), Office of the Prime Minister,
Planning and External Cooperation Ministry, Social Af-
fairs Ministry and Territorial Collectivities. Internation-
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
al partners include ADRA International, AECI, DFID,
is an international NGO operating in 125 countries to
PNUD, USAID and the WFP. ADRA Haiti also partners
provide relief and development to communities. As the
with dozens of local humanitarian agencies, hospitals
worldwide humanitarian agency of the Seventh Day
and international NGOs with a presence in Haiti.
Adventist Church, ADRA seeks to reflect the character
of God through its humanitarian and development ac-
tivities, though the organization acts without regard to
race, gender or political and religious affiliation.

ADRA operates in five core portfolio activities: food se-
curity, economic development, primary health, emer-
gency management and basic education.

ADRA International in Haiti
ADRA has worked in Haiti since 1977 on programs in
disaster relief, education and training, and health care.
ADRA has three main objectives in Haiti. First, to pro-
vide punctual interventions and/or prolonged relief ini-
tiatives to communities in case of natural disasters, po-
litical or social crises or other emergencies. Second, to
implement community projects in the sectors of economic
development, education, emergency management, food
security, agriculture and primary health. And third, to
work with the territorial authorities, government agen- Photo: courtesy of Church World Service

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Service and
Development Agency (AME-SADA)

The program includes providing preventative health
U.S. Contact care activities for HIV/AIDS by testing and counseling
to those infected and affected by the disease, benefiting
Mitsue Colin
approximately 350,000 Haitians.
Health Program Officer
1134 11th Street NW
The education program supports 18 primary schools and
Washington, DC 20001
approximately 4,590 students. Its two principal objec-
tel: (202) 371.8722 tives are to enhance the quality of education in the rural
fax: (202) 371.0981 communes throughout Haiti and to foster more positive and productive learning environments.

Field Contact AME-SADA is committed to developing and enhanc-
Madeline Dupiton ing the economic growth of underdeveloped commu-
Country Representative nities by establishing and implementing micro-credit
#5 Delmas 81 programs. The organization provides managerial and
Port-au-Prince, Haïti technical training, as well as advisory assistance, to
tel: +509.246.4120 twelve village banks.
fax: +509.249.8191
Despite the political instability and lack of security in
Haiti, headquarters with the aid of local representatives
are working rigorously to keep the project active and
assure continual safety of local staff members.

African Methodist Episcopal Church Service and De-
velopment Agency (AME-SADA), the international
humanitarian relief and development agency of the
African Methodist Episcopal Church, is committed to
helping people help themselves by providing essential
assistance to those in need through health, education
and micro-enterprise programs as well as by providing
emergency humanitarian aid. Financial support for
AME-SADA comes from the African Methodist Episco-
pal Church, charitable foundations, corporations, other
private organizations, the United States government, in-
ternational agencies, foreign institutions and individual

Beginning with the implementation of a life-saving vac-
cination program in the Western Region of the Republic
of Haiti, specifically the Arcahaie and Cabaret regions,
in 1987, AME-SADA has developed a comprehensive
program of activities in health, education and economic
development that moves beyond relief efforts and ad-
dresses the fundamental impediments to self-improve-

AME-SADA provides services in health care, economic
development and education and training. The health-
care and training program focuses on the continued exis- Photo: courtesy of MAP International
tence and development of disadvantaged communities.

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American Friends Service Committee

nomic development projects. Projects include human
U.S. Contact rights education, improving fishing programs and train-
Janis D. Shields ing on animal rearing and sustainable agriculture.
Director, Media and Public Relations
American Friends Service Committee AFSC is currently implementing a new project, “Haiti
1501 Cherry Street Migrants: Rights and Advocacy in the Dominican Re-
Philadelphia, PA 19102 public, United States, and Haiti.” This project addresses
tel: (215) 241.7060 discrimination and other obstacles to meaningful civic
engagement in three places: the Dominican Republic,
cel: (302) 545.6596
the U.S. (particularly in South Florida) and in sending
fax: (215) 241.7275
communities in Haiti where there are large numbers of
actual and potential migrants. In Haiti, AFSC works in
partnership with local organizations to provide training
Field Contact on international law, government responsibilities and
Denise Davis human rights, and to support their advocacy efforts for
Program Coordinator, International Programs constructive change.
tel: (215) 241.7016

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) car-
ries out service, development, social justice and peace
programs throughout the world. Founded by Quakers
in 1917 to provide conscientious objectors with an op-
portunity to aid civilian war victims, AFSC’s work at-
tracts the support and partnership of people of many
races, religions and cultures. AFSC’s work is based on
the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith
in the power of love to overcome violence and injus-
tice. The organization’s mission and achievements won
worldwide recognition in 1947 when it accepted the No-
bel Peace Prize with the British Friends Service Council
on behalf of all Quakers. The AFSC is directed by a
Quaker board and staffed by Quakers and other people
of faith who share the Friends’ desire for peace and so-
cial justice.

AFSC in Haiti
Since 1989, the American Friends Service Committee
has been advancing the social rights and quality of life
of people in the most rural and impoverished areas of
the Grande Anse Department in western Haiti. The
program focuses on economic and educational develop-
ment and community health in four regions: Dame-Ma-
rie, Moron, Anse d’Hainault and Irois.
Photo: courtesy of MAP International
The education and economic development program
concentrates on adult literacy, community organizing,
reforestation, animal rearing and support to local eco-

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American Jewish World Service

U.S. Contact
Julia Greenberg
Director of Grants
American Jewish World Service
45 West 36th Street, 11th Floor
New York, NY 10018
tel: (212) 792.2806

American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is an interna-
tional development organization motivated by Judaism’s
imperative to pursue justice. AJWS is dedicated to alle-
viating poverty, hunger and disease among the people
of the developing world regardless of race, religion or
nationality. Through grants to grassroots organizations,
volunteer service, advocacy and education, AJWS fos-
ters civil society, sustainable development and human
rights advocacy for all people, while promoting the val-
ues and responsibilities of global citizenship within the
Jewish community.

AJWS in Haiti
AJWS partners with NGOs on broad-based, sustainable
community development projects that are designed,
implemented and managed by Haiti’s organized poor.
AJWS believes that community development and last-
ing peace in Haiti will never go forward without strong
efforts to build civil society and foster economic devel-
opment. Last year, AJWS provided grants to partner
agencies working throughout Haiti, such as American
Friends Service Committee, Konbit Pou Ayiti/KONPAY,
Vwazen Mondyal Ayiti/World Neighbors, Lambi Fund
and Fonkoze. Programs funded by AJWS provided
access to new technology and training to enable agri-
cultural cooperatives to more effectively irrigate their Photo: courtesy of MAP International
fields; technical support and resources for the strength-
ening of peasant organizations addressing agricultural
productivity and food security; and literacy and busi-
ness skills training to clients of village banks. AJWS
is in frequent communication with project partners in
Haiti to keep abreast of the impact of rapidly changing
social, political and economic instability and have re-
sponded by providing emergency security grants.

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American Red Cross

HIV/AIDS on Haiti’s youth. In the Northeast, a pilot ma-
U.S. Contact ternal and child health program is utilizing the local ca-
pacity of the HRC branch to conduct Malaria education
Christine Burkhart
campaigns and bed-net distributions. Plans to duplicate
Regional Program Officer, Americas
the community health program in the Southeast include
American Red Cross
the expansion of the project to include hygiene, nutri-
2025 E Street, NW
tion, emergency transportation, safe motherhood and
Washington, DC 20006 disaster mitigation components.
tel: (202) 303.5013 All programs are implemented in complete partnership
with the HRC, ARC’s primary partner in Haiti. As part
Field Contact of the global Red Cross Movement, ARC works closely
Judi Harris with other Movement partners. The International Com-
American Red Cross mittee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is the lead agency in
c/o Federation Internationale de la Croix Rouge et Haiti and promotes systematic collaboration and shar-
du Croissant Rouge ing of resources. The International Federation of Red
3, Rue Marcel Toureau Cross Red Crescent Societies also helps coordinate pro-
Petionville, Haiti gram activities and takes the lead in disaster response.
tel: +509.438.4825 ARC works very closely with other Participating Nation-
al Societies (PNS) working in Haiti, such as the Cana-
dian, Spanish, French and the Netherlands Red Cross
Societies. Furthermore, ARC has begun partnership
brokering with many local and international humanitar-
ian organizations operating in Haiti and will continue
to develop these relationships. Organizations such as
IDIJEN, CHF, Plan, PSI and Save the Children are all
Introduction promising partners in Haiti. ARC is also developing re-
lationships with direct donors and government entities
such as USAID, JICA, CDC and the UN. This informa-
ARC works to improve the lives of the most vulnerable
tion sharing not only provides opportunities for financ-
through health and safety promotion programs that en-
ing but also ensures that ARC projects are conducted in
gender respect and self-efficacy. ARC is committed to
a collaborative and informed manner, thereby increas-
working with its partners to prevent the spread of infec-
ing the impact made to local beneficiaries.
tious diseases, improve the status of maternal and child
health, and support disaster response activities through
awareness, prevention, and education.

ARC in Haiti
ARC’s operations in Haiti are based on supporting and
reinforcing the capacities of the Haitian Red Cross
(HRC), and on the principle that the people of Haiti
have the right to basic health services and their input is
invaluable to the development of health and safety pro-
grams. To achieve these goals, ARC focuses on human
and material resources that support interventions to re-
duce suffering and death from HIV/AIDS, preventable
disease and reproductive complications; to support di-
saster preparedness initiatives; and to build the capacity
of the HRC at the national and local branch levels.

ARC is currently implementing programs in conjunc-
tion with the HRC in four geographic departments. The
“Together We Can” HIV/AIDS project reaches approxi-
mately 8000 youth each month in a curriculum-based
Photo: courtesy ofAmerican Red Cross
peer education model that is reducing the impact of

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AmeriCares Foundation

Health Care
U.S. Contact
Kathleen Oldaker AmeriCares and the Haitian Health Foundation (HHF)
have worked together for the past 5 years. This partner-
Program Manager
ship focuses on the provision of essential medicines, sup-
88 Hamilton Avenue
plies, nutritionals, and hygiene items to HHF’s clinics in
Stamford, CT 06902
Jeremie, Haiti supporting a population of approximately
tel: (203) 658.9500
400,000 people. In 2005, AmeriCares began providing
funding to HHF for support of its Youth for Healthy Haiti
Program, a unique program that combines health edu- cation and soccer.

AmeriCares continues to support the Center for the Ru-
ral Development of Milot (CRUDEM), an AmeriCares
Introduction partner since 1994, which runs Hopital Sacre Coeur in
Milot, Haiti. This hospital provides care to a population
AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitar- of 250,000 in the surrounding area and the town of Mi-
ian aid organization that provides immediate response lot (south of Cap Haitian). AmeriCares provides general
to emergency medical needs and supports long-term hospital supplies of medicines and consumables includ-
humanitarian assistance programs for people around ing insulin and injectable antibiotics.
the world, irrespective of race, creed or political per-
suasion. Since its founding in 1982, AmeriCares has
provided more than $6 billion in aid to more than 137
countries. To accomplish these results, AmeriCares as-
sembles product donations from the private sector, de-
termines the most urgent needs and solicits the funding
to transport aid via airlift or ocean cargo to health and
welfare professionals in remote locations. To deliver
medicine, relief supplies and health care to the needy,
AmeriCares has developed a platform based on strate-
gic partnerships. On the ground, AmeriCares works
with international and local NGOs, hospitals, health
networks and government ministries of long-standing

AmeriCares in Haiti
AmeriCares has been delivering humanitarian assis-
tance to Haiti since 1984, partnering with a number
of local organizations to provide $100 million worth of
medicines, medical supplies, hygiene items and other
goods. AmeriCares continues to expand its efforts in
Haiti to ensure better access to medicines and supplies
for the underprivileged.

Emergency Disaster Relief

AmeriCares has consistently responded to emergency
needs in Haiti. In 2004, AmeriCares responded to Tropi-
cal Storm Jean, when violent flash floods and mudslides
devastated Haiti. AmeriCares sent two shipments of es-
sential medicines, nutritional needs, supplies, hygiene
items, clothing and 1,000 five-liter water filtration units Photo: courtesy of MAP International
to local partners Centres Pour le Developpement en la
Sante and the Haitian Red Cross.

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America’s Development Foundation (ADF)

ADF in Haiti
U.S. Contact
Michael D. Miller ADF initiated its work in Haiti almost twenty years ago,
President shortly before Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier was
101 North Union Street, Suite 200 deposed as “President for Life” in early 1986. Since that
Alexandria, VA 22314 time, working primarily in the areas of citizen participa-
tel: (703) 836.2717 tion, decentralization and local governance, and human
fax: (703) 836.3379 rights education and protection, ADF has continued to
accompany the Haitian people at every stage of their
arduous and often frustrated struggle to achieve irre-
versible democratic reforms in the governance of their
Field Contact country. Over time, ADF’s work in Haiti has increas-
Jean Sebastian Roy ingly focused on the critical role of civil society in build-
Country Director, Haiti ing and consolidating Haiti’s democratic movement at all levels of governance. A recurrent theme in its Haiti
programs has been to foster dialogue and collective ac- tion among diverse segments of civil society, even in the
context of the continuing political turmoil and conflict
that have conspired to further divide them.

Introduction Since 2004, ADF has been working to bring together
a broad-based consortium of national-level civil society
organizations and major political parties to play a more
Established in 1980, America’s Development Founda-
active strategic role in shaping public policy and pro-
tion (ADF) is a U.S. nonprofit private voluntary orga-
grams. ADF’s Country Director for Haiti has been pro-
nization. With a dedication to the international devel-
viding technical assistance and policy guidance to many
opment of democracy, ADF’s overall approach is based
of the potential members of this consortium for some
on the belief that a strong civil society built on diverse
time, and ADF is currently developing proposals for the
autonomous economic, political, social and cultural in-
consideration of both the government and international
stitutions provides the indispensable foundation of sus-
donors that will enable these partners to systematize
tainable democratic systems. ADF’s programs focus on
their continuing contributions to the transition process.
developing civil society organizations that can mobilize
Engaging the considerable talents and demonstrated
citizens to participate in community development, free
commitment of Haitian civil society may prove critical
speech, political representation, public policy develop-
to addressing the many challenges that face the nation
ment, government accountability, human rights, rule of
in its efforts to institutionalize democratic governance.
law and democratic governance.

ADF has managed more than $100 million in devel-
opment assistance programs for USAID, the State De-
partment and the National Endowment for Democracy A recurrent theme in ADF’s
in over thirty countries throughout Eastern and Cen-
tral Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central Haiti programs has been to
America and Africa. ADF provides technical assistance,
training and grant resources for programs in support of foster dialogue and collective
democratic initiatives worldwide. Its diverse portfolio
of programs around the world attests to its commitment
action among diverse segments
to respond to the specific needs and circumstances of of civil society, even in the
its partners and beneficiaries, to build public-private
partnerships in support of the democratization process context of the continuing
and to ensure that initiatives are demand-driven and
sustainable. political turmoil and conflict
that have conspired to further
divide them.

HAITI InterAction Member Activity Report 13

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT)

Photo: courtesy of AMURT

poor and disadvantaged people of the world, and to as-
U.S. Contact sist the victims of natural and man-made disasters. The
idea of Mr. P.R. Sarkar, AMURT’s founder, was that a
Peter Sage
team of highly motivated volunteers can make a big dif-
Executive Director
ference to people’s suffering, as every human is capable
tel: (301) 984.0217
of reducing the suffering of other people in need. The
success of this idea inspired many thousands of young
people in various countries to help in the same efficient
Field Contact and unbureaucratic way. Today there are local, inde-
Markus Rosbach pendent teams in over 40 countries, each of which has
Country Director adopted the same principles as the basis for their proj-
tel: +509.415.1544 ects and programs.
AMURT in Haiti
AMURT assists the people of Northwest Artibonite with
a comprehensive development program that includes
infrastructure development for drinking/irrigation wa-
Introduction ter, natural resource management, upgrading the child
education structure, implementing a community health
The mission of Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team program and upgrading the salt production methodol-
(AMURT) is to help improve the quality of life for the ogy.

HAITI InterAction Member Activity Report 14


children’s health, education, chronic hunger, water and
U.S. Contact sanitation and emergency preparedness and response.
CARE Haiti is implementing activities in some of the
Jody Oldham
most vulnerable regions including the Grande Anse,
Administrative Officer for LAC Regional
Nippes, Artibonite and Northwest departments. CARE
Management Unit
Haiti works closely with local NGOs, the Government
151 Ellis Street
of Haiti at all levels, private companies, and commu-
Atlanta, GA 30303
nity organizations to build local capacity and achieve
tel: (404) 979.9190
sustainable development. CARE’s donors include the
fax: (404) 589.2628 governments of the United States, Haiti, Canada and the United Kingdom; the European Union and UNICEF;
and private foundations and individual donors.
Field Contact
Rose McNairn Security and funding are issues of concern to CARE in
Country Director-CARE Haiti Haiti. Insecurity hinders progress and development in
92 Rue Gregoire the country, and adequate funding is key to continuing
Petionville, Haiti programs. Many pledges at an international donors con-
tel: +509.257.3573 ference in Madrid in November 2006 were not fulfilled,
fax: +509.257.6785 leaving Haiti’s programs without the $750 million on which they were counting. The government continues
to require donor funding to provide even its most basic functions and any hope of revival depends on sustained

CARE is a leading humanitarian organi-
zation fighting global poverty. Last year,
CARE programs improved the lives of
more than 45 million people in 70 coun-
tries, tackling underlying causes of pov-
erty in order to help people become self-
sufficient. Recognizing that women and
children suffer disproportionately from
poverty, CARE places special emphasis on
working with women to create permanent
social change. Women are at the heart of
CARE’s community-based efforts to im-
prove basic education, prevent the spread
of HIV, increase access to clean water and
sanitation, expand economic opportunity
and protect natural resources. CARE also
delivers emergency aid to survivors of war
and natural disasters, and helps people re-
build their lives.

CARE in Haiti
Photo: courtesy of CARE

CARE began working in Haiti in 1954, providing emer-
gency assistance after Hurricane Hazel. Programs have
evolved over the years in response to the different
needs in Haiti. Today, CARE’s work in Haiti reflects an
integrated approach to programming with projects ad-
dressing HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, maternal and

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Catholic Relief Services

CRS in Haiti
U.S. Contact
Alan Isaac CRS is working from its offices in Port-au-Prince and
Catholic Relief Services Les Cayes to meet the needs of vulnerable populations
209 W. Fayette St. throughout the northern and southern regions of Haiti.
Baltimore, MD 21201 Collaborating with local, international, and government
tel: (410) 951.7217 organizations, CRS is working in partnership with lo- cal dioceses and other partners to assist the poorest and
most vulnerable communities through cross-cutting
programs in agriculture, education, emergency relief,
Field Contact HIV/AIDS education, treatment, and prevention, health
William Canny and nutrition, infrastructure improvement (including
Country Representative water and sanitation), enterprise development and civil
#1 Delmas 81 society building. The CRS Haiti programs promote so-
Port-au-Prince, Haiti cial justice and human dignity, as well as community
tel: +509.510.4586/4587 organization and citizen participation in local develop- ment. CRS Haiti headquarters has maintained a strong
relationship with ministries and officials of the Haitian government, facilitating the continuance of existing re-
lief and development programs despite the challenges
stemming from persistent poverty, lack of infrastructure
and limited access to affected areas.
The Catholic Bishops of the U.S. founded Catholic Re-
lief Services (CRS) in 1943. Its mission is to assist the
poor and disadvantaged, leveraging the teachings of
the Gospel of Jesus Christ to alleviate human suffering,
promote development of all people and to foster charity
and justice throughout the world. Working though local
offices and an extensive network of partners, CRS oper-
ates in 99 countries. CRS aids the poor by first providing
direct assistance, then encouraging people to help with
their own development. The official international relief
and development agency of the U.S. Catholic commu-
nity, CRS is also committed to educating the people of
the U.S. to fulfill their moral responsibilities toward our
global brothers and sisters by helping the poor, working
to remove the causes of poverty and promoting social

The CRS Haiti programs
promote social justice and
human dignity, as well as
community organization
and citizen participation in
local development.
Photo: courtesy of AMURT

HAITI InterAction Member Activity Report 16

Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC)

based, multi-country grants from both the U.S. (USAID)
U.S. Contact and Canadian (CIDA) governments for development
programming. These grants total $3.5 million over three
Beth DeGraff
to five years, with approximately $400,000 earmarked
U.S. Media and Justice Contact for Haiti over the granting periods. CRWRC participates
CRWRC-U.S. in three HIV/AIDS grant-based programs through the
2850 Kalamazoo Ave, SE AERDO HIV/AIDS Alliance, a consortium of twelve
Grand Rapids, MI 49560-0600 Christian relief and development organizations active
tel: (800) 55.CRWRC in Africa and Haiti. CRWRC’s total program budget in Haiti for the 05/06 fiscal year was $218,000 including
adult literacy, primary health, community development,
Field Contact diaconal training, income generation and justice educa-
Ad de Blaeij tion.
PAP 5093
Agape Flights Inc. Business Development, Cooperatives and Credit
100 Airport Avenue
Venice, FL 34285 CRWRC provides organizational consultation and tech- nical assistance to Haitian Partners for Christian De-
velopment (HPCD), a local implementing partner that assists entrepreneurs in marketing, quality control, job
creation and micro-finance to promote competition with
imports. In a business incubator, new entrepreneurs are
provided a stable infrastructure and mentoring from
Introduction experienced HPCD members. The Christian Center
for Integrated Development (CCID) is working to train
Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) members of implementing cooperatives in rural areas
is a relief, development and education agency of the by encouraging people to create their own micro-credit
Christian Reformed Church in North America. With bi- programs based on solidarity.
national offices in Ontario and Michigan, CRWRC’s 100
field staff support a broad range of programs in North Disaster and Emergency Relief
America and in more than 30 countries worldwide.
CRWRC works with people in their communities to cre- CRWRC is working on a housing construction project
ate permanent, positive change. With the help of 240 with the Union des Eglises Baptiste D’Haiti (UEBH)
international partner organizations, CRWRC’s interven- in Chansolme, in the Port-de-Paix area, in response to
tions touched the lives of 526,755 participants in relief flooding caused by September 2004’s Hurricane Jeanne.
and development programs in 2006. CRWRC’s mission The project budget is $88,000.
is to engage people in redeeming their resources and
developing their gifts through collaborative acts of love, Education and Training
mercy and justice.
CRWRC helps partner PWOFOD train local diaconal or-
CRWRC in Haiti ganizations and assist Haitian churches in urban Port-
au-Prince neighborhoods through a five-year program
training curriculum, micro-loans and literacy classes.
CRWRC has three locally based staff people who work
CRWRC also works with the CCID to teach community-
with seven Haitian partner agencies throughout met-
based adult literacy, including a program with peasant
ropolitan Port-au-Prince, northwestern Haiti and the
coffee farmers in the central plateau. CRWRC, with the
central plateau. In 2006, CRWRC’s Haiti programs ben-
UEBH’s Theological Seminary of Port-au-Prince, is also
efited 21,861 direct participants in development, and an
researching needs, identifying resources for mobiliza-
additional fifty families with emergency disaster relief.
tion and creating intervention models that students can
CRWRC works with its implementing partners to create
apply to additional communities. The Ministry of Chris-
long-term change in communities through local leader-
tian Development (MDK) merged together from three
ship development, literacy programs, business promo-
previously separate organizations of CRWRC’s sister
tion, civic education, primary health care, AIDS preven-
agency, Christian Reformed World Missions. MDK, now
tion and religious leader training.
an independent Haitian organization, provides a three-
year Creole-based training program for pastors and
CRWRC receives multiple, multi-year, consortium-
other church leaders. CRWRC assists MDK with orga-

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Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (continued)

nizational capacity-building and consultation in AIDS
prevention and deacon training.

Health Care

CRWRC works with the UEBH’s Federation of Youth As-
sociations to reach young adults with training in civic
education, HIV/AIDS prevention, STD awareness from
a Christian perspective, and business programming for
young people. The Haitian Christian Reformed Church
(ECRH) is also participating in the HIV/AIDS preven-
tion program.

In 2006, CRWRC’s Haiti
programs benefited
21,861 direct participants
in development, and an
additional fifty families with
emergency disaster relief.

Photos: courtesy of Christian Reformed World Relief Committee

HAITI InterAction Member Activity Report 18

Church World Service

CWS in Haiti
U.S. Contact
Don Tatlock CWS accompanies and financially supports local efforts
CWS Latin America and the Caribbean Liaison to build just and sustainable communities; its work is
tel: (817) 326.0103 done through local Haitian partners. CWS supports de- velopment work in a number of sectors with programs
in rural poverty reduction, strengthening local civil so-
ciety, urban poverty reduction and children’s rights and
Field Contact
partner capacity building.
Martin Coria
Regional Representative for Latin America In addition to the work in Haiti described above, CWS
and the Caribbean has a strong and valuable partnership with Servicio So-
c/o: CWS Southern Cone cial de Iglesias Dominicanas (SSID), in the Dominican
Brazil and Bolivia Office Republic. SSID conducts community-development work
Camacúa 238-B, CP 1406 in rural areas including the border with Haiti and also
Buenos Aires, Argentina leads the “Dialogue Process between Haitian and Do- minican churches.” The CWS Immigration and Refugee Program opened an
office in Miami, Fla., in 1960 in response to the needs
of refugees fleeing Cuba in the aftermath of the Cu-
ban revolution. Since that emergency, the office has re-
Introduction sponded to subsequent waves of Cubans, Haitians and
other groups by providing needed services to refugees,
Founded in 1946, Church World Service (CWS) is the asylum seekers and immigrants. The CWS Cuban/Hai-
relief, development and refugee assistance ministry of tian Program assists Cuban and Haitian entrants attain
thirty-five Protestant, Orthodox and Anglican denomi- self-sufficiency by facilitating primary and secondary
nations in the United States. Working in partnership resettlement services. Components include processing,
with indigenous organizations in more than 80 coun- resettlement and out-of-state (non-Florida) resettle-
tries, CWS works worldwide to meet human needs and ment.
foster self-reliance for all whose way is hard. Within the
U.S., Church World Service assists communities in re- CWS cooperates with local partners, including Service
sponding to disasters, resettles refugees, promotes fair Chretien d’Haiti, Christian Center for Integrated Devel-
national and international policies, provides education- opment, the Ecumenical Council for Peace and Justice,
al resources and offers opportunities to join a people-to- the National Council of Spiritual Churches of Haiti,
people network of local and global caring through par- the Protestant Federation of Haiti and the Action by
ticipation in CROP Hunger Walks, the Tools & Blankets Churches Together (ACT) network in Haiti. Internation-
Program and the CWS Kits Program. al agency partners include Lutheran World Federation
(LWF), Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), Christian
Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC), Christian
Photo: courtesy of Church World Service Aid, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR),
Heifer Project International and Habitat for Humanity.

HAITI InterAction Member Activity Report 19

Direct Relief International

and programs that provide health services with medi-
U.S. Contact cines, vitamins and nutritional supplements, supplies
and equipment. DRI is a non-profit, non-political, and
Dan Smith
non-sectarian organization that provides assistance
Program Officer without regard to race, ethnicity, political or religious
27 S. La Patera Lane affiliation, gender or ability to pay.
Santa Barbara, CA 93117
tel: (805) 964.4767 x141 DRI in Haiti In response to the May flooding on the island of Hispan-
iola, DRI sent two emergency air shipments containing
emergency relief supplies to the Dominican Republic.
Through an implementing partner, DRI distributed the
Introduction medical donations of more than 5,000 pounds of anti-
biotics, analgesics, dermatological agents and personal
care items to both Dominican and Haitian flood victims.
Since 1948, Direct Relief International (DRI) has worked
to improve the quality of life for people in need by fo-
DRI acts as a pharmaceutical arm for Food for the Poor, a
cusing on health programming. Direct Relief provides
primary partner in Haiti. Further, DRI works with Kom-
essential material resources to locally-run health pro-
bit Sante out of Cap Haitien, lending personnel and
grams in poor areas around the world and during times
hospital equipment to a local hospital.
of disaster by supporting locally run facilities, hospitals

Photo: courtesy of AMURT

HAITI InterAction Member Activity Report 20

Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD)

ERD in Haiti
U.S. Contact
Abagail Nelso ERD’s general objectives in Haiti address three of the
Vice-President for Programs UN’s Millennium Development Goals: Goal 1) Eradicate
815 Second Ave. extreme poverty and hunger, Goal 7) Ensure environ-
New York, NY 10017 mental sustainability, and Goal 8) Create a global part-
nership for development. ERD responds to emergencies
Matt St. John and disasters through the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, its
Program Associate for Latin America and Haiti clergy and communities. Long-term development sup-
815 Second Ave. port is also conducted through the Development Office
New York, NY 10017 of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti, which was founded
tel: (800) 334.7626 and supported by ERD in partnership with the Diocese of Haiti. The Development Office plans, organizes,
trains for and implements programs with sustainable
development objectives linking the many independent
operators working in the communities. ERD engages in
an agriculture and reforestation project with the Com-
prehensive Development Project (CODEP) and its U.S.
Introduction parent organization, the Haiti Fund Inc. Also, ERD pro-
vides career and occupational skills training through
the Bishop Tharp Business & Technology Institute, a
Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD) is the humani-
community college-like school located in southwest
tarian outreach arm of the Episcopal Church, USA. ERD
Haiti. Finally, ERD supports the institutional structures
works with Anglican and Episcopal partners around the
of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti based in Petionville,
world to provide emergency assistance in times of di-
as well as in-country missionaries operating thorough
saster, rebuild devastated communities and offer long-
the auspices of the Episcopal and Presbyterian Church
term solutions to poverty. ERD addresses the UN’s Mil-
lennium Development Goals through food security and
primary health programs, and offers development solu-
tions to help people regardless of religious affiliation to
sustain safer, healthier and more productive lives.

Photo: courtesy of AMURT

HAITI InterAction Member Activity Report 21

Food for the Hungry

U.S. Contact
Kim Cutler Food for the Hungry (FH) was founded in 1971 with
HIV/AIDS Programs Coordinator the mission to help some of the world’s most disadvan-
Food for the Hungry taged people. FH assists the disadvantaged in meeting
236 Massachusetts Ave, NE, Suite 305 physical and spiritual hungers, working in 37 develop-
Washington, DC 20002 ing countries worldwide in programs including child
tel: (202) 547.0560 sponsorship, food production, water and sanitation, health care, agriculture, relief and church development.
FH seeks to work with churches, leaders and families
in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in
Field Contact
healthy relationship with God and His creation.
Marie Claire Marlene Adrien Dorismond
World Concern
10, Rue Testard Christ-Roi FH in Haiti
Port-au-Prince, Haiti HT 6111
tel: +509.245.4480 FH is not operational in Haiti, but it is present in Haiti through partners in the Track 1 Be Faithful for Youth
(ABY) program. FH is a part of the AERDO HIV/AIDS Alliance for Healthy Choices Leading to Life, which
proposes to increase abstinence and faithfulness and
reduce unhealthy sexual behaviors among youth and
adults. This program—which is implemented in Ethio-
pia, Haiti, Mozambique, and Nigeria—means to de-
crease the transmission of HIV in targeted youth and
married adults.

Food for the
Hungry is a part of
AIDS Alliance for
Healthy Choices
Leading to Life,
which proposes
to increase
abstinence and
faithfulness and
reduce unhealthy
sexual behaviors
among youth and

Photo: courtesy of Ryan Heathcock

HAITI InterAction Member Activity Report 22

Holt International Children’s Services

the second year of operation in Haiti, ten children were
U.S. Contact assigned to families for adoption. Holt will increase the
Dan Lauer number of children in care at Fontana Village from 22
Senior Executive for Latin America, Eastern (current capacity) to 40 with the construction of one new
Europe, Africa and Haiti house in 2008 and another in 2009.
PO Box 2880
Eugene, OR 97402 Funding for the Holt Fontana Village comes from the
tel: (541) 687.2202 Hope for Haiti Operating Foundation, as well as Holt’s child sponsorship program and private donors. Fanmi
Ansanm—a referral network of clinics, schools, church-
es, social workers and other care providers that is cur-
rently in development—is funded by a grant from Ro-
tary International Foundation and the St. Augustine
(Florida) Sunrise Rotary in collaboration with the Rotary
Club De Saint Marc.
Holt International is dedicated to carrying out God’s
plan for every child to have a permanent, loving family.
Holt finds families for the world’s orphaned, abandoned
In partnership with the Hope
and vulnerable children, using an ethical, child-cen-
tered approach. Always operating from the principle of
for Haiti Foundation, Holt
“what’s best for the child?” Holt helps build permanent, operates the Holt Fontana
loving homes regardless of race, ethnicity or faith.
Village for orphaned and
Holt International in Haiti abandoned children.
In partnership with the Hope for Haiti Foundation, Holt
operates the Holt Fontana Village for orphaned and
abandoned chil-
dren. The Village is
self-contained with
an on-site medical
clinic and state-of-
the-art water puri-
fication and solar
electrical systems.
Children live with
housemothers in
five well-construct-
ed, four-bedroom
houses, each ac-
commodating up
to ten children. A
permanency plan is
developed for each
child in the Village
to place him/her
in a family, either
through reunifica-
tion with their birth
or extended family
or through domes-
tic or inter-country
adoption. In 2006, Photo: courtesy of Karl Grobl

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International Crisis Group

and includes monthly situation reports published in its
U.S. Contact Crisis Watch publication. Crisis Group’s current focus is
to identify strategies to address the principal threats to
Mark L. Schneider
Haiti’s delicate political transition while taking heed of
Sr. Vice President
longstanding issues at the root of the Haitian crisis, the
International Crisis Group
resolution of which is the precondition for long-term,
1629 K St. NW, Suite 450
sustainable and inclusive peace and democracy.
Washington, DC 20006
tel: (202) 785.1638 In recent years, Crisis Group reporting in Haiti has fo-
fax: (202) 785.1630 cused on the continued violence and presence of spoil- ers and the need for reform of the Haitian National Po-
lice, judiciary and rule of law writ large. In the second
Rachel Brubaker half of 2005, reporting concentrated on the presidential
International Crisis Group-Washington and parliamentary elections, identifying the conditions
1629 K St. NW, Suite 450 that would help guarantee their credibility and produce
Washington, DC 20006 a legitimate government. In 2006, Crisis Group report-
tel: (202) 785.1601 ing focused on three key issues pertaining to threats to
fax: (202) 785.1630 the electoral process and to the success of the transition: (1) encouraging the international community to priori-
tize the elimination of spoilers by identifying and imple-
Field Contact menting strategies to incorporate, intimidate, dominate
Dr. Damien Helly or destroy them; (2) the rule of law, including police
Senior Analyst, Haiti and judiciary reform, government transparency and
Crisis Group, Haiti Office disarmament and reintegration of members of illegally
armed groups; and (3) building economic infrastructure
13 bis rue Stephen, Musseau
by establishing conditions that encourage private sector
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
investment and the expansion of jobs and opportunities
tel: +509. 486.1152
for those who live in urban and rural poverty.
The Crisis Group interacts with all international, inter-
Anna Osborne
governmental and national government agencies as
Haiti research analyst, Haiti Office well as with NGOs in Haiti.

International Crisis Group (ICG) is an international,
non-governmental conflict prevention policy organiza-
tion. Crisis Group’s aim is to help governments, interna-
tional organizations and the world community at large
to prevent or at least contain deadly conflict, and, if and
when prevention fails, to try to resolve it. Crisis Group’s
primary goal is prevention—to persuade those capable
of altering the course of events to act in ways that re-
duce tensions and meet grievances, rather than letting
them fester and explode into violent conflict.

ICG in Haiti
Crisis Group has kept a watching brief on Haiti since
2001, a full project with field-based staff since 2004,
Photo: courtesy of AMURT

HAITI InterAction Member Activity Report 24

Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) International

U.S. Contact
Jack Morse
50 Hurt Plaza Suite 400
Atlanta, GA 30308
tel: (404) 880.0540, x 13
cel: (912) 996.5112

Medical Assistance Programs (MAP) International pro-
vides more than $200 million annually in pharmaceu-
ticals and health supplies for clinics and hospitals in
more than 100 countries where access to these goods is
limited. MAP also operates health clinics, hospitals and
healthcare programs on four continents.

MAP International in Haiti
MAP provides pharmaceuticals and healthcare supplies
for the people of Haiti through partner organizations
Photo: courtesy of MAP International
such as Hope for Haiti, Partners in Health and Christian
Aid Ministries. Over $9 million was provided to these
and other organizations serving in clinics and hospitals
throughout Haiti in 2006. MAP enables partner agen- MAP provides
cies to operate clinics in areas such as Port-au-Prince,
Les Cayes, Baradere, Hinche and Leogane.
pharmaceuticals and
healthcare supplies
for the people of
Haiti through partner
organizations such
as Hope for Haiti,
Partners in Health
and Christian Aid

Photo: courtesy of Ryan Heathcock

HAITI InterAction Member Activity Report 25

Pan American Development Fund

more stable economic, social and physical environment
U.S. Contact in which Haitians live a dignified life, have economic
opportunities and are empowered to participate active-
Michelet Fontaine
ly in the decisions affecting their communities. PADF
Director of Caribbean Programs is focused on building Haitian capacity at the national
PADF and local levels to sustain and expand development,
1889 F Street, NW, strengthen civil society and improve natural disaster
Washington, DC 20006 management. Current efforts involve collaboration with
tel: (202) 458.3969 the national government entities, local governments, community organizations and national and international
Field Contact
PADF has a variety of programs currently operating in
John Currelly
Haiti. The “Clean Streets” project provided $7.25 mil-
Haiti Resident Representative lion in assistance to improve solid waste removal and
PADF disposal in Port-au Prince while creating jobs and in-
JBE’s Plaza, Boulevard 15 October volving local residents. The $9.4 million Participatory
Port-au-Prince, Haïti Development Project assists Haitian communities to al-
tel: (202) 470.3369 leviate poverty using a community-driven development
tel: (509) 253.2461 methodology developed by PADF with the World Bank and the Haitian government. Currently, the project is be-
ing implemented in fourteen districts in Haiti and has given small grants to more than 360 community-based
organizations in some of Haiti’s poorest areas. The Trop-
ical Storm Recovery Project is providing $9.6 million for
emergency reconstruction to rehabilitate flood-damaged
Introduction infrastructure, restore key public services and mitigate
future disasters.
The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is
In addition, PADF successfully completed the USAID-
an independent, non-profit organization created in 1962
funded Hurricane Jean Reconstruction Program that
through a unique agreement between the Organization
worked through local groups in the Artibonite and North-
of American States and the private sector that creates
west Departments to rehabilitate irrigation systems, rural
public-private partnerships to assist the least advan-
roads, wells, pumps and other community infrastructure.
taged people in Latin America and the Caribbean. PADF
The $1.6 million Emergency Response, Disaster Mitiga-
engages community-based groups, non-governmental
tion and Preparedness Project fosters disaster mitigation
organizations, municipal governments and the private
through rehabilitation of areas affected by recent natural
sector in the development process. It is one of the few
disasters, strengthens the Haitian Government’s Office
U.S.-based private voluntary organizations working ex-
of Civil Protection and promotes disaster management
clusively in Central and South America and the Carib-
and reduction of community vulnerability. Through the
bean. PADF’s mission is to increase opportunity for the
Jean Rabel Irrigation Project, PADF has worked to reha-
disadvantaged in Latin America and the Caribbean.
bilitate irrigation systems and improve natural resource
management in the Jean Rabel region, as well.
Pan American Development Fund in
With a USAID grant from 2000-2005, PADF implemented
Haiti a successful $10 million program—the Hillside Agricul-
tural Production Program—that improved farming prac-
As part of the Inter-American system, PADF has been a tices and soil conversation techniques for Haitian Hill-
development leader in Haiti for over 25 years, working side farmers and developed new marketing systems that
in priority areas such as employment generation; natural increased farmer revenues by 21 percent while helping
disaster reconstruction and community preparedness; 58,500 beneficiaries. The Our Border project strengthens
agricultural development and natural resources man- civil society along the border, mitigates conflict and pro-
agement; rural and urban community-driven develop- motes cross-border cooperation and establishes a net-
ment and civil society strengthening; anti-trafficking in work of stronger local NGOs that can improve the qual-
persons and human rights protection; and cross border ity of life of border residents. Also, since 2003, PADF has
cooperation among Haitian-Dominican NGOs and mu- implemented the USAID-funded Trafficking in Persons
nicipalities. PADF’s overall objective is to help create a (TIP) project, which has successfully carried out TIP-re-

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Pan American Development Fund (continued)

lated activities in advocacy, public education, promotion
of Haitian legislation and policy actions, training of Hai- New projects that began
tian officials to intensify prosecution of traffickers and
legislative enforcement, and support for the rescue and
implementation recently
reintegration of child victims of trafficking. New projects
that began implementation recently include the Haiti
include the Haiti Border
Border Stabilization and Human Rights Initiative and a Stabilization and Human
project working with eleven municipalities to increase
civic participation and strengthen the capacity of local Rights Initiative and a
project working with eleven
PADF also collaborates with the private sector, involving
the Haitian American Chamber of Commerce and other
municipalities to increase
corporate donors such as Citigroup, Chevron, Caterpil-
lar, Exxon-Mobil and others in local development. Cor-
civic participation and
porate donors are currently helping PADF rehabilitate strengthen the capacity of
several schools in Haiti to improve the learning condi-
tions for students and serve as emergency disaster shel- local governments.
ters in the future.

Photo: courtesy of CARE

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Physicians for Peace

Photo: courtesy of Church World Service

Physicians for Peace in Haiti
U.S. Contact
Mary M. Kwasniewski PFP designed its Walking Free program to assist devel-
Director, Global Health Programs oping nations by establishing sustainable prosthetic and
Physicians for Peace rehabilitation centers. The project assists government
229 West Bute Street, Suite 200 and non-government entities within underprivileged
Norfolk, VA 23510 regions to enhance or establish their own self-sustain-
tel: (757) 625.7569, x 320 able prosthetic and orthotic rehabilitation centers. The
fax: (757) 625.7680 efforts to foster a sense of self-empowerment may in- clude prosthetic and orthotic production, clinical and
academic education programs, direct patient care, sur-
gical and medical management and public education.

In Haiti, PFP teams have joined local organizations in
the effort to increase the support and level of care pro-
Introduction vided to the disabled and amputee population. Current-
ly in Port-au-Prince, PFP works in partnership with two
organizations, Healing Hands for Haiti and Eglise Epis-
Physicians for Peace (PFP) is an international, humani-
copale d’Haiti and Saint Vincent Pour Enfants Handi-
tarian, non-profit, medical education organization dedi-
capes. The Saint Vincent’s school has 350 beneficiaries.
cated to building peace and international friendships
in developing nations with unmet medical needs and
scarce resources through medical education and train-
ing, clinical care and donated medical supplies. PFP’s
mission is to build peace and international friendships
through medicine.

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Salvation Army World Service Office

U.S. Contact
Ms. Thebisa Chaava
HIV/AIDS Technical Officer
The Salvation Army World Service Office
615 Slaters Lane
Alexandria, VA 22313
tel: (703) 299.5541

Field Contact
Major Ron Busroe
Divisional Commander, Haiti Division
P O. Box 301
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
tel: +509.222.4502

Salvation Army World Service (SAWSO) is the world
service arm of the Salvation Army USA National head-
quarters. It was launched to find long-term solutions Photo: courtesy of CARE
to poverty in the less developed countries where the
Salvation Army is active. Working through the interna-
tional network of the Salvation Army, SAWSO assists
persons and local leaders to identify the root causes of
their problems, formulate solutions and develop skills
necessary to plan and sustain programs in their own As part of the AERDO HIV/
communities. SAWSO provides specialized professional
services in six categories: education, income genera- AIDS Alliance, the Salvation
tion, water and food security, community health and de-
velopment, relief and reconstruction and HIV/AIDS.
Army in Haiti is working to
meet the needs of orphans
SAWSO in Haiti and vulnerable children
As part of the AERDO HIV/AIDS Alliance, the Salvation (OVC) through community
Army in Haiti is working to meet the needs of orphans
and vulnerable children (OVC) through community driven interventions of care
driven interventions of care and support of OVC. This
complements the ongoing effort to empower churches, and support of OVC.
schools, and other community based organizations to
provide youth and adult stake-holders with the infor-
mation, skills and strengthened community-level social
structures necessary to reduce HIV transmission and
risky behaviors among targeted youth and adults.

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Save the Children USA

U.S. Contact
John Lundine Save the Children is the leading independent organi-
Latin America and Caribbean Operations Manager zation creating real and lasting change for children in
54 Wilton Rd. need in the United States and around the world. It is a
Westport, CT 06880 member of the International Save the Children Alliance,
tel: (203) 221.4226 comprised of 27 national Save the Children organiza- tions working in more than 100 countries to ensure the
well being of children.
Field Contact
Lee Nelson Save the Children in Haiti
Haiti Country Director
Save the Children Save the Children seeks to address some of Haiti’s most
c/o Lynx Air critical challenges by increasing access to quality pri-
P.O. Box 407139 mary schooling, augmenting the adoption of good child
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33340 and maternal health and nutrition practices, promoting
tel: +509.513.6503/4 sustainable agricultural livelihoods for marginalized
families and expanding the provision of quality medical
services to populations at risk, including the prevention,
care and treatment of HIV/AIDS. In addition, Save the
Children is expanding programs in economic opportu-
nities and child protection, and improving capacity in
disaster preparedness and response.

Save the Children operates in the Central Plateau,
Artibonite and Quest departments of Haiti, cooperat-
Save the Children operates ing with partners such as Save the Children-Canada,
USAID, Global Fund—Sogebank Foundation, several
in the Central Plateau, Haitian governmental ministries and other international
NGOs and donor agencies. The volatile security situa-
Artibonite and Quest tion remains an on-going concern for staff in the field.

departments of Haiti. Save
the Children is expanding
programs in economic
opportunities and child
protection, and improving
capacity in disaster
preparedness and response.

Photo: courtesy of MAP International

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Trickle Up

U.S. Contact
Jean D. Vernet, II
Program Associate, Haiti
Trickle Up Program
104 W. 27th St, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10001
tel: (212) 255.9980

Photo: courtesy of MAP International
Founded in 1979, Trickle Up assists the lowest income In 2006, the program was active in rural and urban ar-
populations to emerge out of poverty by providing es- eas, including Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haitien, La Plaine,
sential conditional seed capital and business training for Ivoire, Ferrier, Dame-Marie and Chambellan. Services
micro-enterprise development. Trickle Up’s social and were delivered by six partner agencies already serving
economic empowerment model is implemented in coor- their communities with programs in civic participation,
dination with local partner agencies. Since its inception, women’s nutrition, rehabilitation and other services for
Trickle Up has helped to build more than 125,000 busi- the handicapped and their families, education and ser-
nesses benefiting approximately half a million people vices for disadvantaged children. Among these imple-
across 120 countries. The business training and seed menting partners is World Neighbor–Haiti, which has
capital program is delivered by field-based partners, implemented a solidarity-based strategy named “Pase
primarily NGOs, who serve poor communities with de- Kado-w” (“passing on the gift”) whereby original ben-
velopment programs and small grants. eficiaries agree to pool a fraction of their savings from
their business income so that another family can receive
Trickle Up in Haiti the equivalent of a Trickle Up grant. Another partner,
Healing for Haiti Foundation works with the handi-
Trickle Up began a small program in Haiti in 1981, pro- capped and has assisted 40 deaf crafts people to start a
viding seed capital to small-scale entrepreneurs. Since collective enterprise.
the beginning of the program, nearly 3,600 micro-en-
terprises have been started. Most micro-enterprises as-
sisted by Trickle Up involve retailing of sugar, cooking
oil, rice, soap, shoes and clothing, kerosene, street res-
taurants and other various cooked foods and the making
of arts and crafts.

Founded in 1979, Trickle Up assists the lowest income
populations to emerge out of poverty by providing essential
conditional seed capital and business training for micro-
enterprise development.

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U.S. Fund for UNICEF

sant and lower Delmas were virtually off limits for UN
staff and were not reached consistently for almost two
U.S. Contact
years due to violence associated with criminal gangs.
Richard Alleyne Security remains a serious concern, particularly in Port-
Public Relations Officer au-Prince, as kidnappings, murders, sexual violence
U.S. Fund for UNICEF and sporadic armed confrontations still occur.
333 East 38th Street
New York, NY 10016 Health and Nutrition
tel: (212) 686.5522 The health and nutrition program is divided into two
main components: 1) HIV/AIDS and 2) children’s right
Field Contact to life and health. The focus is on reducing the HIV
prevalence rates among 15 to 24-year-olds and reduc-
P.O. Box 1363 ing mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. Raising
Port-au-Prince, Haiti immunization levels is essential to increasing the sur-
tel: +509.245.3525 vival of children. In cooperation with the World Health Organization and Haiti’s Ministry of Health, UNICEF
has contributed vaccines, cold chain equipment, operat- ing systems, as well as trained health care workers and
conducted social mobilization campaigns.

Introduction The basic education program aims to ensure that children
up to fifteen years receive a quality education, focusing
The U.S. Fund for UNICEF (USF) works for the surviv- on the formulation and implementation of multi-sectoral
al, protection and development of children worldwide policies and actions related to community-based early
through education, advocacy and fundraising. The USF childhood development. The two main components are
is one of 37 national committees that support UNICEF’s early childhood development and child friendly schools.
mission as well as its emergency relief and long-term In 2006, Back-to-school was supported in Cité Soleil
efforts in Haiti. with a total of 22,500 children from 201 schools receiv-
ing school kits. In 40 of these schools, water systems and
USF in Haiti latrines were installed. In the city of Ganthier, 52 teach-
ers, 1,174 students from 12 to 24 years, 800 parents and
1,900 peer counselors were trained and/or sensitized on
During the course of 2006, UNICEF, together with its
health and HIV/AIDS to take action in school and in the
local, national and international partners, addressed community.
emerging humanitarian requirements as well as the
long-term needs of the most desolate and disadvantaged
children. Despite serious access problems, UNICEF Child Protection
managed to undertake key protection, health, nutrition,
education activities and water and sanitation. The main The child protection program aims to ensure that vul-
activities focused on vaccination campaigns for children nerable children are assured their rights to survival, de-
and women of childbearing age, on supplementary and velopment and participation, and that the appropriate
therapeutic feeding of acutely malnourished children, on laws and policies are in place to meet international child
improving water sanitation and hygiene in schools and rights standards and effectively protect children’s rights.
health centers and providing supplies to schoolchildren, UNICEF-supported institutional and community-based
as well as preventing youth from joining or continuing programs have provided medical and psychosocial sup-
to take part in armed gang activity. Humanitarian ef- port to at least 7,500 children affected by HIV/AIDS,
forts have concentrated in Port-au-Prince, primarily in sexual and armed violence, as well as children in prison,
the Cité Soleil area that is generally regarded as the in domestic service or on the streets.
most dangerous and violence-affected neighborhood.

For many years, violence has hampered humanitarian
organizations from delivering basic services, especially
in some metropolitan areas. The most impoverished ar-
eas of the capital city such as Cité Soleil, Bel Air, Maris-

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World Concern

U.S. Contact
Rhonda Manville
Communications Officer
World Concern
19303 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133
tel: (206) 546.7346

Field Contact
Christon Domond
World Concern Country Manager
Delmas 43
Photo: courtesy of MAP International
22, Rue Boukman
Port-au-Prince, HAITI
tel: +509.246.1635 sociations and church groups in planning and imple- menting development projects. World Concern’s work
is primarily in long-term development, but has also included response to disasters. Areas of expertise are
food security (agricultural related programs, animal
banks/restocking), micro-enterprise development, pro-
tection of the environment and assisting AIDS orphans
and vulnerable children.
World Concern Haiti is currently implementing over
World Concern is a Christian humanitarian organiza- $1,000,000 in projects with partners such as USAID, Food
tion dedicated to providing life, opportunity and hope in for the Hungry, CRWRC, World Hope, World Relief, Sal-
the most neglected and impoverished places on earth. vation Army, Operation Blessing International and UNI-
World Concern has field workers and professionals in CEF. Approximately 36,000 youth directly benefit from
eighteen countries, whose people are under siege by the AIDS orphans and vulnerable children projects; 700
HIV/AIDS, hunger, natural disasters, oppression, war families benefit from agricultural programs; 8,500 fami-
and disease. lies benefit from the micro-enterprise program; and 600
school children benefit from the “Hope to Kids” pro-
World Concern in Haiti gram.

World Concern has worked for over 30 years in Haiti
and is made up of 73 staff assisted by 15 experienced
professionals in the main office in Port-au-Prince. The
focus of programs is to assist rural groups, women’s as-

World Concern has worked for
over 30 years in Haiti and is
made up of 73 staff assisted by
15 experienced professionals
in the main office in Port-au-
Photo: courtesy of Ryan Heathcock

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World Relief

U.S. Contact
Rebecca Chandler The Mission of World Relief (WR), as originated with-
Director of International Program Operations in the National Association of Evangelicals, is to work
World Relief with, for and from the Church to relieve human suf-
7 E. Baltimore Street fering, poverty and hunger worldwide in the name of
Baltimore, MD 21202 Jesus Christ. Together, WR and partner churches are
tel: (443) 451.1903 saving lives and restoring hope through ministries that
fax: (443) 451.1955 address poverty, disease, hunger, persecution and the
effects of war and disasters. WR works in 18 countries
with programs in disaster response, child development,
Field Contact child survival, AIDS, agriculture, microfinance, refugee
Hubert Morquette care, immigrant services and protection of trafficking
Country Director victims.
61 Ave. Martine Luther King
H76120 WR in Haiti
tel: +509.245.2725
World Relief addresses Haiti’s major problems by focus-
fax: +509.244.8676/8678
ing on grassroots interventions that empower individu-
als to earn a living, take care of their children and make
International Mailing Address
wise and healthy lifestyle choices. WR’s Haiti programs
World Relief—Haiti
are located in Port-au-Prince, with a FY06 original bud-
Boite Postal 12493
get of $1,053,825 impacting 52,518 beneficiaries in sec-
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
tors such as micro-enterprise development, maternal
H76120 and child health, child development and HIV/AIDS.
Partners in Haiti include Tearfund UK, AERDO, Johns Hopkins University and World Hope International.

WR notes that tensions in Port-au-Prince and an in-
creased number of kidnappings remain of special con-
cern to staff in the field, though they have not directly
experienced such problems.

World Relief addresses
Haiti’s major problems
by focusing on
grassroots interventions
that empower
individuals to earn a
living, take care of their
children and make wise
and healthy lifestyle
Photo: courtesy of Ryan Heathcock

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World Vision

U.S. Contact
Jon-Paul Bowles World Vision is an international Christian relief and
Liaison for Private Funding development organization serving the world’s poorest
World Vision children and families in nearly 100 countries. World
300 “I” St, NE Vision has been providing humanitarian and develop-
Washington, DC 20002 ment assistance to vulnerable communities around the
tel: (202) 572.6331 world for 50 years, and is one of the largest privately
fax (202) 572.6480 funded PVOs in the world. World Vision International is a partnership that includes 17 support offices, six re-
gional/sub-regional offices, 68 national offices and one
international office. The partners share the goal of fa-
John Hasse, Liaison for Public Funding
cilitating the exchange of resources and skills between
World Vision
the developed and developing world to enable needy
300 “I” St, NE
families and communities to live productive, self-reliant
Washington, DC 20002

Field Contact World Vision in Haiti
Wesley Charles
World Vision partners with families throughout Haiti to
National Director WV Haiti
build brighter futures for children. Many activities are
Box 13401
under way to help meet immediate needs and promote
West Palm Beach, FL 33406
lasting changes that will strengthen communities and
tel: +509.260.0966
move families toward self-reliance. Overall program
goals include: equipping families and communities to care for orphans and other vulnerable children while
providing life-skills training to those affected by the
AIDS pandemic; providing children with textbooks and
other school supplies; establishing workshops to help
teachers develop skills; working with families to set up
World Vision libraries for entire communities; immunizing the young
partners with families against childhood diseases; constructing latrines to im-
prove health conditions; drilling wells for safe, clean
throughout Haiti water; organizing Bible classes and camps; and training
farmers in agricultural skills.
to build brighter
futures for children.
Many activities are
under way to help
meet immediate
needs and promote
lasting changes
that will strengthen
communities and
move families toward
Photo: courtesy of Ryan Heathcock

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