Moun Pou Moun Haiti
February 10, 2010
I am the co-founder of Moun Pou Moun Haiti. Moun Pou Moun means "people for people" and "person by person" in Haitian Kreyol. We started this organization 5 years ago as a way to foster relationships formed in Haiti during a 10-week international rotation I had in my 4th year of medical school. Over the years our group has sponsored on average about 25 children and adults in school, built a home for a needy family, and provided food and financial relief for our families when it was needed. More recently, we've dispensed 2 microcredit loans with the intent to build a microcredit community in support of more loans. We spent a week in Port au Prince shortly after the earthquake at the UN hospital provided medical relief. We hope to be instrumental in obtaining prosthetics for amputees.
We're busy! And, we're proud to say that 100% of donations go to Haiti for work there. Our Haiti coordinator, Samuel (a Haitian), has proven to be honorable, hard working, and an impeccable steward of our funds. He oversees our work there and serves as guide for future projects. We hope to get him a visa to come to the US to raise awareness of Haiti and our work together.
Please visit our website www.mpmhaiti.org - and feel free to find our emails there to ask questions or provide feedback. We'd enjoy hearing from you! And, if you're impressed by what you see, we'd appreciate your donations, as well.
Rodney Yarnal, MD
Co-founder and Board Member
Moun Pou Moun Haiti
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
We're working toward sustainable work in Haiti. If we had a large sum of money, we would ramp up our microcredit project for sure. We're interested in building a library/meeting area where a prime consideration would be literacy.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & Oversee projects and fundraising.