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What I want to do

Help Haitians help themselves

What matters to me

Self-sustaining good

What inspires me

The strength of the Haitian people

St. Louis, MO USA

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Moun Pou Moun Haiti
March 22, 2010

I first heard about Moun Pou Moun Haiti through a friend highly involved in social jusice work. The organization seemed nice enough, so I was a casual donor for a while. By 2009, the organization's Executive Director, Christen Parker, invited me and my socially-conscious friend to travel to Haiti with her to chronicle the progress of MPM Haiti programs. The group that I travelled with to Haiti in 2009 saw the good that's done firsthand, and we have since established a more formal Board of Directors. I am currently the Communications Director, and am highly involved in the coordination of philanthropic aid to deserving Haitian individuals and families.

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

personally meeting students sponsored by MPM Haiti programs, personally meeting a small business owner who got her start through a microcredit loan through MPM Haiti, and continuing to keep in touch with our In-Country Coordinator and his family members.

Ways to make it better...

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

ensure that it achieved its 501(c)(3) status.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

knowing firsthand that we're making a significant difference in the lives of impoverished Haitians who would have no other means of sustaining themselves and their families.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

the most dedicated individuals who are constantly thinking of new ways to empower the helpless in the poorest country in the Wester Hempisphere.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

establish a community of entrepreneurs who will eventually be able to sustain support of their own families all by themselves as soon as that $10M ran dry.

Ways to make it better...

MPM Haiti had sufficient funding to physically construct homes while I was down in Haiti.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funding and awareness.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I helped chronicle progress of sponsored students, and I continue to update the organization Web site, build marketing and development plans, and plan and coordinate fundraising events.