Public-Private Alliance Foundation

Rating: 4.96 stars   67 reviews

Address:

166 Edgars Lane Hastings on Hudson NY 10706 USA

Mission:

Through collaboration, we help stimulate entrepreneurship and commerce-related activities and encourage investment for sustainable development. Focusing on the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Madagascar, our vision is to make a difference for human betterment.

Results:

PPAF is a networking organization to stimulate collaboration among many partners. We have held 8 seminars or workshops, including in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Plans have been made to start ethanol production in Haiti; 1,300 stoves are in-country. Through a partnership with the Madagascar Mission to the UN, local Rotary Clubs, the Starkey Foundation and the government, 3,200 young people have been fitted with hearing aids.

Target demographics:

Ultimate target is to help people out of poverty in our focus countries.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

As a networking organization we enabled thousands of people annually to benefit from delivery of goods and services through partners. - Hurricane relief in Dominican Republic; medical supplies and equipment in Madagascar; hearing aids in Madagascar.Dozens annually have participated in our seminars, with over 100 in our workshop in Jacmel, Haiti, after the earthquake. 3,200 people have received hearing aids through our bringing together local and international organizations.

Geographic areas served:

Haiti, Dominican Republic, Madagascar.

Programs:

Ethanol Cookstove and Fuel Initiative for Haiti; Annual Partners Against Poverty seminars at the United Nations

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http://www.ppafoundation.org

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Public Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) has striven to help people in different parts of the world for many years. The PPAF has provided access to personal computers in Madagascar. More recently they have worked to provide clean ethanol cook stoves to women in Haiti to replace the wood burning stoves that both cause health problems in the homes and led to the deforestation of the country. By sourcing the manufacture of these cook stoves, and the ethanol they use, in Haiti, the PPAF is also trying to provide jobs to help the country recover from the devastating earthquake.

 
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PPAF try to seek more clean, environmental and safe way of cooking for Haiti people. At the same time it helps achieve part of Sustainable Development Goals. As an intern so far, I'm sure PPAF had achieved a lots during three stoves tests. We are looking forward for bring better life to Haiti people. I am proud of being an intern in PPAF!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

 
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I am doing an internship in PPAF, every member in PPAF is passionate. Especially, the ethanol cookstoves project in Haiti was really impressed me so much. This year august, 29 participants joined the second time testing, we made a big improvement on the stove and we also named the stove as 'Recho EcoVit'. Here is a good place for young people to start their dreams, if you want to join the NGO or other international organizations, why start from here? You can get a lot of good opportunities to get involved in international affairs.

 
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I was interning with PPAF, which is non-profit organization working for sustainable cooking in Haiti. Haitian people used charcoal for their cooking, and it caused severe deforestation as well as health problems. PPAF has made an ethanol stove that is using ethanol made from sugarcane in Haiti. It is not only promoting Haitian economic but also reducing Environmental and health problem. As an intern who closely watched the work of PPAF, I am saying that PPAF had achieved tremendous work. When I had worked with PPAF on this spring, we were working on developing the ethanol cookstove. PPAF received an award from UN Environment Program in May. The first field test took place in June. Also, the PPAF team went to Haiti in Agust to complete stove production and carry out a second kitchen use test of the ethanol stove. Since members’ great enthusiasm, their project is always progressing. I always wish the best for PPAF, and the members.

 
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Bringing ethanol-powered clean cooking to Haiti comes with lofty goals and some big challenges. However, having worked on the project with PPAF, I have personally seen the great potential it holds in turning around the poverty-deforestation-disease cycle that is currently crippling far too many people in Haiti. PPAF has obviously not shied away from taking on such a big challenge given how far the ethanol cookstove project has come and I credit that to their devotion to evidence-based practice driving their strategies.

 
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During my time interning at PPAF, I have come to find that the smaller size of the organization has not stopped it from taking on a very important task in the field of sustainable development in developing countries. While working on their clean- burning, ethanol-based cook stove project that they have piloted in Haiti, I had the opportunity to visit the country to do some field testing with the cook stoves and even visit some of the hospitals to see how respiratory disease is affecting the people. I found the buzz phrase, "Helping people to break out of the poverty-disease-deforestation trap", to be very apt with regard to the potential impact of the project. Replacing charcoal with ethanol as a cooking fuel indeed provides a unique opportunity to bolster the Haitian economy while stopping deforestation and improving the health of the people. What I appreciate about PPAF is the manner in which it uses its strengths in networking to take this project off the ground. I have seen how PPAF aims to connect Haitian sugar cane farmers, grass-roots NGOs, and local organizations with the private sector and the international organizations that can provide the resources, expertise and funding needed to bridge the gaps. It has been a pleasure working with the organization and I am very lucky to have worked on such an important and amazing project. I hope PPAF is able to continue connecting people and organizations to help get Haitians out of what is indeed a poverty-disease-deforestation trap.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

PPAF could recruit a volunteer or intern who could work on raising awareness of the issues locally and on increasing PPAF's presence in the community.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I have been working for PPAF as a project assistant and I can assert that all of the members of PPAF are seriously involved in the clean cookstove project in Haiti. I have had a great experience joing this non-profit and I am convinced that this project is viable and will contribute to solve health and environment issues in Haiti.

 
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PPAF is doing exciting work with sustainable cookstoves in Haiti. It also continues to support important initiatives in the Dominican Republic and Madagascar. PPAF is a credible non-profit with strong ties to the United Nations. I'm so pleased that it is now a member NGO recognized by the UN Department of Public Information. I am a strong supporter of PPAF because I believe in its missions, people, and future. PPAF is very accessible to youth. I highly recommend its internship program - flexible, unique, and rewarding.

 
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I had an outstanding experience interning at PPAF in 2008. It was a real pleasure working with David and Ginger. While interning, I had the opportunity to conduct interesting research, plan the Partners Against Poverty event, and attend meetings at the UN. I am now an Associate of PPAF. I am very proud of everything the organization has accomplished in a short time. Keep up the good work!

 
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Although PPAF is a young non-profit, it has done some outstanding work. The people behind the organization are extremely hard working and dedicated to the PPAF mission.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

bringing together a variety of interests (business, non-profit, United Nations, academic, etc.) through its annual Partners Against Poverty conference, which aims to stimulate entrepreneurship and commerce-related activities in the Domincan Republic and Madagascar.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

engage more youth.

 
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The Public-Private Alliance Foundation continues to develop a healthy and green alternative cook stove for Haiti and other countries dependent on wood burning stoves. In early September 2015, despite heavy rains in Haiti, a member of the Foundation was there to ensure that testing of the ethanol cook stoves continued. The foundation is also working on economical sources of ethanol for the cook stoves.

 
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I had the pleasure of being involved with the Public-Private Alliance Foundation in the Spring of 2009 and I have been with them ever since ! I first started as an intern then transitioned into an Associate role. The work and passion that David and Ginger (along with other volunteers, interns and board members) is remarkable. I was fortunate to be involved in various initiatives of the non-profit organization, PPAF such as: Spanish to English translator (and vice versa) as well as my most notable role, Conference Coordinator for their 2009 Bio Energy Conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. PPAF has many partnerships that they have created and reinforced in order to promote various social causes. They aim to make improvements for others in impoverished regions by bridging the gap between public and private sectors in order to create much needed changes. I advise everyone to look into their many initiatives, a current one being their; Global Cookstoves project which originated in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The world is a good place having David and Ginger making important strides through their humane and humble acts carried out through PPAF.

 
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As a volunteer and an admiring observer of the deep commitment, amazing energy and collaborative spirit of David and Ginger, I highly endorse PPAF. Building on years of experience and an expansive networks of contacts, PPAF brings together multiple actors to foster innovative partnerships in the spirit of what DevEx's Kate Warren recently described as "an integrator" role. This is key to both effectiveness and sustainability. Bravo!

 
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