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LA GONAVE HAITI PARTNERS INC

Atlanta, GA

Mission

MISSION: Haitian and American partners, working side by side in mutually-transformative relationships, to build vibrant, hopeful, and resilient communities on the island of la Gonâve. VISION: A future where everyone on la Gonâve experiences thriving, abundant life.

Notes from the Nonprofit

La Gonave Haiti Partners is committed to a long term relationship with the people of La Gonave. We believe in good community development, not aid. We believe that sound development only occurs when there is mutual trust.

The collaborative initiatives on La Gonave are based on the desire to respond effectively to the needs, interests and assets of the people who live on the island – individuals who can best articulate how organizations like the partnership can make a constructive difference in their lives. The organization is committed to building the human infrastructure on the island and, as such, only employs Haitians. The organization also seeks to partner with other NGOs operating in country and on the island to avoid duplication, to leverage resources and to share best practices.

Ruling Year

2013

Chair

Claire Barry

Main Address

2461 Peachtree Rd Ne

Atlanta, GA 30305 USA

Keywords

Education, Healthcare and Economic Development in Haiti

EIN

45-4713623

 Number

6523037304

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (T01)

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Our programs

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Education

Adult Literacy

School Lunch Program

The Goat Program

Micro-Finance

Children's Nutrition Program

Health care

Where we work

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The La Gonave Haiti Partnership is a community development partnership between the people of La Gonave, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti and the United States Partners. We work together on:

Education
Healthcare
Nutrition
Agriculture
Water
Economic Opportunity
. It is our practice to partner with Haitian organizations based in Haiti and employing Haitians whenever possible. This helps build human capacity and foster sustainable growth in Haiti.

Development is done in partnership with the people of La Gonave, employing local people and using locally made goods and materials. While US partners identify resources and often provide workshops and educational opportunities, the projects themselves belong to the people of La Gonave. This addresses the issue of economic development in a way that traditional aid does not – by building a sustainable community and an educated workforce.

Our commitment is to accompany the people of La Gonave, Haiti on their journey to economic independence.

Our goal is to support the development of their capabilities so they can improve their lives though better health care, education and economic opportunity.

To the extent possible, we collaborate with other NGOs and organizations in Haiti and on the island of LaGonave in order to avoid duplication and search for best practices. We believe in providing training and continuing education for the Haitians in charge of critical programs, building human capacity. We frequently visit the island in order to have frequent conversations about what is working, what is not and next steps.

We work closely with the Episcopal Priest in charge of the parish of LaGonave. In addition, the US chair of each committee works closely with the Haitian counterpart. Our organization collaborates intensively with the administrator of the ten schools, the head of the goat project, the medical director of all healthcare activities, the director of the adult literacy program. We research and locate in-country resources and provide funding.

We publish an annual report which describes the impact of initiatives. We maintain monthly reports of all activities of the Bill Rice Clinic in order to document efficacy and the impact of our healthcare efforts. We have annual reports for each of the ten schools supported as well as the adult literacy program. In addition, the goat program tracks families served.

Over the past 4 years, the number of patient encounters has increased more than tenfold with only a nominal increase in budget. The key has been taking healthcare into the communities. Remote prenatal clinics have been established and over 1000 pregnant women have received care. The Haitian principals have completely revamped the adult literacy program and the curriculum has been expanded to include mathematics. The program now results in significantly higher reading proficiency. Community gardens have been established at all ten communities through a grant which allowed us to contract with another NGO on the island with a 20 year history of successful garden development. We raised over $110,000 after Hurricane Matthew and provided emergency assistance and funds to rebuild all damaged structures.

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LA GONAVE HAITI PARTNERS INC

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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No

CEO OVERSIGHT

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No

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

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Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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No

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