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Yle haiti is a grassroots, non-political charitable organization focusing on emergency relief, employment, youth development and education, and tree planting and agriculture.
Emergency reliefmore than 1. 3 million people are still living in the tent camps that were set up following the january 12th earthquake. Yele is working with non-elected community leaders and elders within a core group of 30 of these tent camps throughout port-au-prince and the surrounding areas to identify needs and coordinate aid delivery. These 30 camps have a combined population of just under 80,000. All yele deliveries of food, water, clothing and supplies, plus emergency relief services, are undertaken after consulting with these camp leaders, who in turn enlist local volunteers to work alongside yele staff.
employment: haiti's economy was not in good shape before the earthquake, but it is now expected to contract by as much as 9 percent this year. Before the earthquake, 80 percent of the population lived on less than $2 a day. At present there are no official estimates, but that number has certainly increased. There are very few jobs to go around, and even fewer for the 1. 3 million people living in tent camps. Even more scarce is any form of vocational training that would give people job skills. Yele corps was created in order to give both jobs and job training. It is not a permanent solution, but it is an important step in the right direction.
youth development & educationyele haiti is making a difference among the youth of haiti through support of an orphanage and music education. Yele engages students outside haiti to raise awareness. In addition, two new signature education-related initiatives currently in the planning stages are set to launch early next year. A major investment in the youth of haiti is essential for long term recovery and rebuilding. Yele's approach is to take on a few key programs, try to do them well and hope that they will help to raise the bar for others who are similarly concerned and want to make a difference.
tree planting & agriculturehaiti has less than 2 percent tree cover and imports roughly 70 percent of its food. Yele's response is to increase the capacity of local farmers, working with them to plant trees and introduce better farming practices that will result in higher yields. The yele vert program is currently focused on the gonaives area, a city in northern haiti. The nutrition for kids program involves farmers in the kenscoff area, located 10 kilometers to the southeast of the capital port au prince. They have been commissioned by yele haiti to grow vegetables for orphans.
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I am concerned about this charity as I made two donations, and never received a receipt or acknowledgment of the funds. This shows bad record-keeping, or at least rudeness to its donors. I also have no idea how the funding was used, and have heard some bad press about the charity's disorganization.
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