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Seeking partners for restoring a small Art and Painting Vocational School in Haiti.

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Faith Alliance Enterprises, LLC

Who are you trying to help? What issue are you trying to address?

1.A Small Vocational Center whose owner’s (a local philanthropist woman) life has been deeply altered by the January 12th, 2010 earthquake that occurred in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

2.Job creation/ Economic self-sufficiency

3.Fighting emigration: People without hope are more likely to take miscalculated risks. They don’t have anything to lose. If those situations persist, they might end up risking their lives on makeshift boats sailing for other countries in the expectations to end their misery.

What is your project and how will it help?

- The Project will train some families (whose lives have been chattered by the January 12, 2010 earthquake) that has destroyed- in less than one minute- over 400,000 lives and adversely affected over 3,000,000 other people.

- This school has been training individuals (above all young girls) for over fifteen years. Her owner has been part of a group of individuals who are considered in Haiti as “local philanthropists”. Those are individuals who, from generations to generations, have been supporting the civil society in that part of the world. They invest their own capital, time, energy and resources in high risk enterprises. They are unsung heroes who have been training and supporting their countrypersons, through thick and thin (mostly thin) years after years. Their existence, action and mission mainly explain why Haitians have been surviving with a daily “per capita” income of 2 U.S. dollars (1.40 Euro). In the past, that school has trained individuals all over the country. In a few months (less than 200 days), they learn how to make craft items (including rubber stamps, calligrapphy arts items, quilling, cross stitching, making greeting cards; local soaps, candle moulds, Haitian paintings, knitting…). Those skills assist them in finding employment in factories and generating income for their surviving relatives. That school is located at a few yards from where the earthquake epicenter was (according to scientific newspapers) located. The building survived. However, it needs some touch-up and the school- to become operational again- needs to acquire some additional tools and teaching materials.

How can other people partner with you on your project?

- The school needs some business partners. They would like to get a grant from a foundation, or a subgrant from a local international NGO, or a combination of both.

- This is an investment opportunity for some other individuals who would like to export Haitian arts (which are very looked after in the international community).

Please detail the resources that you need.

- Between 120,000 and 130,000 US dollars one time grant will do.

The budget foresees a symbolic stipend for the participants to face their transportation expenses. A working generator will help. The detailed proposal will be available in a couple of days.


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Haiti; Haiti: Earthquakes - Jan 2010

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