Tag: Failures

Don’t Just Donate!

We’ve said it–don’t just donate, we’ve been preaching this for a while now and will continue to preach it. Sending barrels of clothes, school supplies, food, and more, is a form of dumping; by doing this, you are disrupting the local market and also running small businesses out of business, instead, partner up with local…
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State of Nonprofit Sector in Haiti

Following the devastating earthquake in 2010, funders pledged billions of dollars to assist in Haiti’s recovery. However, funders promised far more aid to Haiti for emergency earthquake recovery than they delivered; the Center for Economic and Policy Research reported that aid organizations received $2.4 billion from 2010 to 2012 out of $16.3 billion pledged over the…
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No Offense, But We Need A Plan B For Haiti: Failures Within The Social/Nonprofit Sector Need To Be Acknowledge

Being recognized as the Republic of NGOs, we, as nonprofits, fail to create sustainable projects to benefit the country. The norm of registration within the international community, including the Haitian diaspora, is to register their organization with their government as a 501(c)(3) organization or as an association or foundation in Europe. They are failing to…
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Urban Matters

Any city, however small, is in fact divided into two, one the city of the poor, the other of the rich. –(Plato 363 BCE [reprinted 2012]) We have traveled the world to have a great appreciation and understanding of sustainable architecture as well as urban planning. The world is moving at a fast pace of…
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Dancing Around Government Corruption Will Not Fix The Problems

When it comes to Haiti, we all need to change our mindset. Corruption is not Haiti’s only problem; however, government corruption should be acknowledged and be tackled. Modified on September 14, 1989, a time when Haiti was under the Human Rights Watch, the decree for nonprofit/non-governmental organizations passed. This act has many sections that are…
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Solidarity Is An Unlikely Attitude

Being known as the Republic of NGOs, we can conclude that the government is not doing a great job in many sectors which creates the inflow of new nonprofits produced every year. For NGOs whose services are similar to what the Haitian government should be doing for its citizens form this attitude. What does this…
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Get Over It!

Eureka you’ve failed! The harsh reality of accountability. Are nonprofits operating in Haiti held accountable for their failures? According to Article 29 of the 1989 decree, “in case of violation of the Constitution or the provisions of this Decree, unjustified Business interruption for more than six (6) consecutive months of delay of up to one…
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