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Causes: Energy Resources Conservation & Development, Environment, International, International Development

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: The Public-Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF), a non-profit organization, promotes the United Nations Global Goals and a business approach for poverty alleviation through projects and seminars involving multi-stakeholder cooperation. ​ PPAF engages in work on clean cookstoves and fuel, agribusiness, public health, microfinance & remittances, renewable energy and other aspects of sustainable development, with a special emphasis on women and girls.

Target demographics: Our ultimate target is to help people out of poverty in our focus countries. Haiti is the current priority country.

Direct beneficiaries per year: As a networking organization we enabled thousands of people to benefit from delivery of information, goods and services directly and/or through partners

Geographic areas served: Haiti (priority country) and the Dominican Republic and Madagascar.

Programs: PPAF works to help people in Haiti with innovations and collaborations. Read more about our organization and strategy below. We work with a Haitian university and Haitian non-profits as well as American organizations on clean cooking and capacity-building. We also convene seminars and make presentations for information-sharing and advocacy. Generally, we promote use of clean cookstoves, including ethanol, biogas, and solar cooking methods. We carry out annual seminars in relation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. and participte in other conferences such as the annual UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. \

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117 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Rosario R.

Board Member

Rating: 5

PPAF has been instrumental in helping fragile countries with implementing various pertinent initiatives. I have been a witness to their focus on collaborating with members and organizations of both the public and private sector in providing aid and creating a focus on issues that afflict countries such as Madagascar, Dominican Republic and Haiti to name a few. Over the years I have had the honor of working with them first hand as an intern and Associate. Currently some of their projects include: promoting the use of sustainable cookstoves and fuels which are environmentally friendly and healthy for the people that use them in a society fraught with health challenges due to the misuse of cooking essentials. Another project includes cooking and sewing skills workshops for Haitian children. Third, is supporting Girls' education in Haiti,. They have also reaffirmed their work in supporting the United Nations Global Compact and its Ten Principles in the areas of Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-Corruption. They are always holding events, seminars and presentation on their various projects. David can often be found at the United Nations Headquarters in New York city, advocating for important causes both related to PPAF and other partners as well as several non-profits and schools, both here and abroad. Directors David and Jeanne Stillman are very passionate about their work and always have a warm and friendly demeanor and are genuinely really nice and great people! They have a great group of board members, interns, volunteers and associates that help to accomplish outstanding rewarding and helpful work around the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with PPAF for what is now almost 10 years! Absolutely amazing, hard-working non-profit, directed by David and Jeanne Stillman, along with a great PPAF board and team of volunteers, associates, fellows and interns from all disciplines and diverse backgrounds. They are involved at the UN level in terms of practicing sustainability and policy issues with the goal of alleviating poverty. I have witnessed the organization's fervent efforts in many a cause as well as the facilitation, attendance and involvement in countless conferences and workshops with goals of promoting sustainable development. As an intern and later Associate myself I was involved in one of the Partners Against Poverty Conferences held in the Dominican Republic which focused on International Bio-energy discourse bringing government leaders from the DR and abroad, as well as people from public and private sectors to discuss the path ahead (picture below). Soon after I was proud to witness the inception of the critical need and advocacy of the clean cookstoves project and initiative taken by PPAF. One which has grown to supply many people in Haiti and abroad with clean cooking and viable alternative in the face of massive deforestation in a place such as Haiti. They are a lively, friendly, group that also seeks to educate their team of associates, peers, and the general community on the who, what, where why and how's on a sustainable future. I am also really glad to call them my friends!

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Carol63

Board Member

Rating: 5

I regularly receive the reports and newsletters that PPAF shares with supporters and Board members, which clearly communicate how field-level efforts are making a difference in people's lives. The ability of the Executive Director and Secretary to find and make connections which are useful to the programs in the field is impressive!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member, I have had the opportunity to observe how hardworking all those associated with this organization are, how dedicated they are to getting the job done, how tenacious they are in finding resources to carry out their work, and how creative they are in identifying ways to connect with others interested in their causes.

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ikoren

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The people of Haiti have struggled these past few years with one natural disaster after another. To make matters worse, electricity is not a common and expensive commodity on the island. Cooking is often difficult and people must resort to building wood fires where they can, to cook. This includes breathing in smoke and soot just to be able to eat. PPAF has transformed the population’s lives by providing them with sustainable and clean and healthy ways to cook with ethanol and solar stoves. I became involved with PPAF when the organization began looking for ways to make sustenance and cooking cleaner and more sustainable in Haiti. The dream we shared is now a reality and this technology really transformed the lives of the people in Haiti!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started working with this non-profit as a volunteer in 2005. My experience with this outfit is that it was very professionally maintained and managed and the talent behind PPAF was exceptional. There was also a very compassionate staff whose life's work was helping the people of Haiti in an effort to advance them and greatly improve their lives. The efforts the PPAF has put to aid and empower the people of Haiti has been insightful and practical and they have some very good ideas on sustainable solutions and useful insight.

Board Member

Rating: 5

PPAF does fantastic work in Haiti, encouraging adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels as well as supporting entrepreneurship. Well worth supporting.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I'm most honored to be associated with PPAF. They do wonderful work with clean cookstoves, helping girls, women, and entrepreneurs utilize health-saving, environmentally safe cooking methods.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Public-Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) provides support to group leaders based in Haiti - not in the capital, but in Jacmel where the latest earthquake was located and is in most need of aid and assitance. By providing financial support to the local group leaders the funds are used directly for the assistance and training of others in healthy nutrition. This training is them spread to others, multiplying the donated funds effecrtiveness.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

PPAF has spent decades working to improve conditions for people living in third world countries. With a primary focus on health, PPAF is working, in coalitions with other non-profit organizations, to manufacture and distribute cook stoves, both ethanol based and solar cookers, to replace wood burning cook stoves around the world. The indirect impacts of wood burning cook stoves, being deforestation and subsequent erosion, are of equal or greater magnitude.

PPAF has been successful in setting up pilot sites in Haiti to show the available alternative cook stoves, to provide training in their use and demonstrate how using the cook stoves can empower the local women to start local businesses such as bakeries, hot lunch shops and cooked market foods. This in turn improves the family income and provides more opportunities for the family.

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Sara Boi P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a very nice experience and both Mr. and Mrs. Stillman were extremely welcoming and happy to teach and help me since I came without experience.

Kathy P.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Consistent communication with our sites in Haiti and superb outreach to supporters. BRAVO!

Donor

Rating: 5

The PPAF has been very instrumental in helping the residents of Haiti convert from cooking with potential pollutants to clean cooking with solar cooking stoves. By purchasing, educating, and helping manually, the PPAF has helped drastically reduce the number of people getting sick from indoor air pollution and living healthier and eating healthier. Families and children are able to eat and perform their duties better with this new knowledge and it is helping Haiti become more self sustainable in the long run and helping the population to have a healthier life. The PPAF is a true humanitarian organization that needs to be recognized for its outstanding work that upholds the UN principle of everyone having a quality of life. I have had the pleasure to meet with its executive director, Dr David Stillman and he is very passionate in his work and mission and the results show. Dr Stillman regularly sends updates of the good work that is being done in Haiti. I would encourage anyone to check out the PPAF to see how you can help, either by monetary donations to help them buy the solar cooking stoves and help educate the citizens of Haiti, or by volunteering and seeing first hand the good work being done in Haiti.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the chance to work with this organization as a volunteer for the last 2 months and it has been a great experience for me. I learned so much about the important work nonprofits do, especially the work this organizar

Board Member

Rating: 5

PPAF is accredited to the United Nations and is doing very great work in Haiti and elsewhere working to address a range of issues. Most importantly, we are working on bringing clean cook stove technology to a wider group of people.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been affiliated with PPAF since 2007. It is a great organization that does a lot with very little overhead. We are doing ground-breaking work in Haiti creating a viable clean cook stove market. Clean cook stoves are vital for women's health and for the environment.

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Claire25

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had a wonderful experience at PPAF, David and Jeanne Stillman worked on a clean stove fueled with ethanol. This project really make sens as many women and children suffer from respiratory diseases. This project aimed at mitigating this problem with ethanol stove and now with solar stove for families. I believe it really promote sustainable development and also help women to develop their own business and autonomy. I fully support what they do and I believe it is admirable work !

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience in 2015 at PPAF was very inspiring, the work they do is great and the people truly believe we can achieve great things together to built a better world. I believe in their values and in what they do. I support them and I know that they are making a difference in this world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a new volunteer at PPAF. To mention only one of their activities, they do wonderful work with clean cook stoves and renewable energy in Haiti. They set out their goals in providing assistance to improve people’s lives. I’m very proud to support these associations and I enjoy being part of the team.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I appreciate the great opportunity of working with the Public-Private Alliance Foundation. I am privileged and blessed to work with an organization that has long dedicated itself in helping people in need.
I enjoy being a part of the team. What I like about PPAF is they set out their goals in providing assistance for those who have little. I like the elements of empowering women’s and children’s rights in Haiti and elsewhere. Giving the unfortunate tools to improve their lives.
Living in the U.S. we take advantage of what we have. Sometimes we can be ungrateful. Our privilege blinds us to the benefits we have as a society. PPAF uses its resources to boost lives of people in Haiti especially, through renewable energy and clean cookstoves, helping families to thrive.
For those who want to work for this organization. I highly recommended it.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have partnered with the PPAF as they provide great opportunities for student assistants to gain practical experience in the non-profit sector. The organization really allows students to learn about how to run a successful organization that does great work. Each student has enjoyed working with the organization on projects related to the sustainable development goals including the organization's clean cook stove project in Haiti.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern I assisted with the Public-Private Alliance Foundation event “Clean Cooking for Sustainable Development.” Speakers from several organizations talked enthusiastically about the fight against poverty and their work to advance solar and biogas cookstoves and fuel to improve health and daily life in families. They work for environmental and sustainable development and to create small business opportunities for women.
In the lobby, there was a display of several innovations for cooking. Representatives gave information about these. During the event, we could understand the enthusiasm of people to help others. I think PPAF is an important organization because they help others to fight against poverty.

1 jinka_s

Board Member

Rating: 5

I am excited that PPAF has expanded to working with new collaborators in Haiti and the U.S. and to promoting use of solar cookstoves and building biodigesters for biogas cooking. In Haiti these include the Haiti Adolexcent Girls Network, the Universite Notre Dame d'Haiti - Hinche, an elementary school, KDCK (working with a community in southern Haiti) and others. PPAF has produced a technical assistance guide on distilleries and videos on training people to build biodigesters. Work is progressing well and the organization is on solid footing. Above is an interview with a woman who uses solar cookstoves and teaches others about them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Although I have only been involved for a short amount of time, I can tell you that PPAF consist of a hard-working, well-organized, very inspiring and dedicated group of people who aim to improve the lives of people in impoverished conditions. Among other things they manage to promote a more clean, safe and environmental way of cooking by encouraging cooperation between multiple organizations. Because of the solid network the volunteers and employees have built up over the years their help has been incredibly effective and has helped many people reach a more desirable way of life and I am sure it will continue to do so.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Ppaf enables sustainable change by fostering linkages among innovative initiatives from diverse sectors addressing clean energy,livelihoods, girl power, nutrition, and policy and practice. To do so ppaf works outside the box and is constantly anticipating the next link.

Rose B.1

Board Member

Rating: 5

With PPAF partnership KDCK was able to accomplished great things. Within a few months we were able to get our 501c3 and a good website. Our longtime clean cook stove program came to life. In the commune of Cotes de Fer, south east of Haiti, we are using biodigester to make methane fuel and fertilizer. We are also using solar oven to cook, protecting the environment and health. New technologies for sustainable development in Haiti is our goal. we want to bring non polluting cook stove across the country. We are working with Notre Dame University to include solar cooking and biogas in their curriculum. With David and Ginger's support I developed a research project on the benefits of clean cook stove on maternal child health and published. Now I am applying for my doctorate. Thanks a million to PPAF and lots of blessing for David and Ginger.

minimurthy

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been associated with PPAF for the past few years and thework being done to help women and girl child in low socio economic environments is incredible.
The entire team is dedicated to helping communities improve their living conditions and lead more productive lives .

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I have been associated with PPAF for the past 5 years and have been working with my students on projects on clean cooking stoves.
It has been a fabulous experience and my students and colleagues enjoyed working with them . Hope to work on future projects its nice to be apart of the team which makes a difference in the world .

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the privilege of being an intern for the Public-Private Alliance Foundation at the moment. It’s a great experience to volunteer with an organization that promotes the United Nations Global Goals, focusing on clean cook stoves and fuels, agribusiness, public health, microfinance & remittances, renewable energy and other aspects of sustainable development. In the moment we are focusing on Clean Cook Stoves and Fuels, as a way to help to overcome the poverty and prevent deforestation by sustainable resources. PPFA is an incredible organization working to make a difference, and is doing great! It’s a pleasure to have this amazing experience and be part of this project!

Client Served

Rating: 5

The team at PPAF represent deep experience and wide network of contacts, both of which they share generously. They have broadened our exposure into areas and efforts in the sun-rich, fuel-poor regions of the world that we are trying to help, thus increasing our impact immensely.

Julia B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern from July-September 2017 I experienced PPAF as a great organization to stand for fighting against social and environmental issues. During my internship we focused on clean cookstoves and fuels especially in Haiti. The foundation gives special attention to helping overcome the poverty and prevent deforestation by providing sustainable resources for everyone. It was an amazing experience to be a part of this interesting and effective project and a pleasure to work for such an innovative organization.

Sienna K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity of working as intern with PPAF. PPAF's vision is to make a difference for human betterment. It does promote the United Nations Global Goals and a business approach for poverty alleviation through projects, especially on cookstoves project.
The project made thousands of people to benefit from delivery of goods and services through their partners. There is no doubt that PPAF is making a difference.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

George Garland

Advisor

Rating: 5

PPAF has supported travel to Haiti for expertise in bio-digestion. This has resulted in several
locations having biogas for cooking. Support for solar cooking is also making possible reduction of huge mountains of wood used for cooking by the World Food Program in Kenya by demonstrating efficiency and effectiveness of solar cookers.

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Advisor

Rating: 4

Works hard to promote clean cooking options for Haiti. Includes
ethanol, solar, and biogas in supported fuels for Haiti which needs all
of the above!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PPAF continues to do great work! Also, the people behind the scenes have big hearts! They have my full support!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PPAF is a passionate non-profit with a rock solid network. It continues to do great work in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Madagascar. I am impressed of its growth since I interned there in summer 2008.

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Writer

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PPAF is an incredible group of people doing incredible things and having an impact on the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. I have personally been inspired by them and learned a lot through the examples of their work, which I know has changed countless lives for better and will continue to do so.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PPAF is fantastic, and the work they do is truly inspiring! I had such an incredible experience working with them.

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Amar S.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Tremendous commitment to the loftiest of missions. PPAF relies on an impressive network of private and public sector leaders to make positive change happen. This is a truly great nonprofit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

David and Ginger are committed, competent and creative in finding ways to build win-win partnerships that promote empowerment and economic development. They bring decades of experience and never give up on the communities they are trying to help.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I interned with the Public-Private Alliance Foundation for a few months this summer, and it really opened my eyes to just how much heart, soul, and hard work goes into making a difference. Jeanne and David Stillman are incredibly intelligent people who partner with other organizations to do some really amazing things. I learned so much about clean cookstoves and alternative fuel sources (one of the organization's main focuses), and I also had the incredible opportunity to visit the United Nations several times for conferences and meet other people who work for non-profits that are also involved in cook stoves. I am going to try and intern again next summer!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked as a volunteer for PPAF, which is very focused on creating sustainable solutions through entrepreneurship and commerce related activities. I believed in the mission and also believe they are making a difference

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked in PPAF as an intern more than a month. I can say that they are really involved in the evolution of needy countries !!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of interning for the Public-Private Alliance Foundation back in the spring of 2014. The experience was so rewarding and positive, that I returned two years later to intern once more! I have seen first-handedly the immense hard work and dedication of both David and Ginger Stillman, two incredibly kind people who are passionate about the work they do (and so creative!) David and Ginger always made me feel welcome in their home and I found myself always doing work that felt both meaningful and inspiring. Interning for the Public-Private Alliance Foundation taught me so much, showing me that together, we can truly make a difference in the lives of people, no matter how daunting the task may seem initially. I hope to continue seeing the organization grow and help as much as I can!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PPAF continues its efforts to improve the health of people in Haiti and other countries that use wood burning stoves but developing local sources of Ethanol for the ethanol cook stoves that they helped developed. By eliminating the smoke and soot from wood burning cook stoves, the health of the families using ethanol cook stoves is greatly improved, particularly that of the women and children who spend the most time in proximity to the cook stoves. Also the wood burning cook stoves are a major cause of the deforestation of the country side, resulting in erosion and depletion of the soil.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great team with a strong vision and intense experience. I have been involved at PPAF during an internship in 2010 and I can tell how inspiring and motivating it was to work for this organization. With their strong values, years of experience worldwide and their ethics, we can achieve fantastic improvements to help developing countries and reach the Sustainable Development Goals. To conclude, I strongly recommend PPAF.

Jinka

Board Member

Rating: 5

PPAF has engaged over 50 interns since 2006, providing opportunities for them to learn about global affairs, development issues, and to gain hands-on experience related to their interests. Interns have carried out research, translated materials, assisted with conferences, and, in a few cases, gained experience abroad. You can see testimonials (videos) of several interns at: www.ppafoundation.org Here are some photos of our interns and a giving campaign that supports our work with them.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am happy that PPAF's ethanol stove and fuel project is now working with D&E Green, a manufacturer in Haiti, to bring these new stoves to market. Women staff members are involved in creating the questionnaires and interviewing test participants, and most test participants and stove distributors are women. PPAF is doing an excellent job in creating a viable substitute for charcoal and wood use in stoves.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Advisor

Rating: 5

My MPH students and I have recently interacted with the PPAF where the Foundation shared insights and approaches to using local efforts to effectively address global concerns. The continuing success of their groundbreaking project bringing innovative and healthy cook stoves has been an inspiration to all of us. The students were particularly moved by PPAF’s powerful demonstration of the enduring changes that can stem from individual efforts. I am sure that seeing the results of the PPAf’s efforts will continue to motivate the students throughout their careers as public health professionals.

2 Vanguard_Shi

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

1 Chaelin K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 Nithin P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Former staff

Rating: 5

Definitely one of the most incredible, moving, and impactful organizations I've worked with. David and Ginger are wonderful and continue to inspire me each and every day. I hope PPAF will continue to do their great work and change lives around the world for years to come!

Client Served

Rating: 5

This NGO has helped lift the lives of many in our country, and is doing the same for peoples in different parts of the world. They deserve a 5 stars for their dedication and long-term commitment.
Lila

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

Watson L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Best experience I had interning with this organization! They let you in and experience first hand on what they do.

Urch

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have interacted with PPAF for the past several years and found that their dedication and skills are truly extraordinary. I have worked with them on their cook stove project in Haiti, and witness them taking an idea and transforming it into a sustainable project that supports economic development while protecting and enhancing women’s health. It has been inspiring! I look forward with anticipation to many more and continuing projects supported by this group.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had experience with PPAF for almost two years and what I have seen and heard is remarkable! The work they have done and continue to do in the DR and Haiti is inspiring, and it's not hard to tell that the people behind it have incredible drive and passion. I hope that their work is able to continue long into the future - the world needs changemakers like PPAF.

Advisor

Rating: 5

PPAF is a not for profit with passiona nd power to make a difference. I have had the opportunity of working with PPAF on their amazing cooking stoves project . This project has been contributing to empowering the lives of many women and restoring their dignity. I think this is a great example of a grassroots project which has garnered tremendous support from all the stakeholders in taking it to the next step. Any donation made is for a truly worthy cause
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Donor

Rating: 5

PPAF is a not for profit who has gone way beyond the regular not for profits , the founders and board members are striving 24/ 7 to improve the lives of women and families who are disenfranchised. It is not an exaggeration to say that it has changed many lives by being a beacon of hope. The work they do is really inspiring and is having a ripple effect in that it laying a strong foundation for sustainability. Thisd is a role model for a not for profit in terms of leadership and service delivery

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is a real pleasure to work with PPAF. It is doing fantastic work in Haiti and is engaged in cutting-edge work on clean cook stoves and ethanol. The US government is supporting these aims as well, which makes the work all the more important. In Madagascar PPAF also works to supply medical equipment and has the support of the Highest levels of the Malagasy government.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

PPAF is a wonderful organization. It works in Haiti, Madagascar, Dominican Republic and elsewhere. It is accredited by the United Nations

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have had the honor to have had the opportunity to work as a consultant with PPAF and their incredible work in Haiti to provide alternatives to charcoal as a cook fuel. They are tireless and consistent at pushing forward with innovative and productive ways to identify uses of several potential biofuel sources that would improve the health and environment of the Haitian people. My work , to provide Ethanol as clean burning alternative fuel has been extremely rewarding. I have been honored and thankful for the opportunity to work with this outstanding,dedicated and focused organization.

Ruth16

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is doing great work for human health and the environment by promoting clean cookstoves in Haiti.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

PPAF is devoted to helping both people and the environment by promoting clean, ethanol-based cookstoves. Their current focus is Haiti, where the need is enormous. A very worthwhile cause!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Public-Private Alliance Foundation is a wonderful organization. Their mission and vision to reduce poverty in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Madagascar truly makes a difference and should not go unnoticed. The Stillman's are wonderful people to work for, and they are extremely capable of fulfilling the organizations goals. Seeing the difference they are making in these countries assures me I am working for the right non-profit organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Working with PPAF have been fantastic. David is a great mentor and has great vision and goals for PPAF.
It was amazing to learn the work on ethanol cookstoves being done and its impact on the lives of people in Haiti . I wish to support PPAF in the best way I can!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work that the Public Private Alliance Foundation has done thus far has already had a tremendous impact on the people of Haiti. The Alliance’s Ethanol Clean Cookstove Partnership is truly remarkable. It is an inexpensive and clean way for the people of Haiti to get their energy. Instead of getting their energy from charcoal and wood they can now get their energy from sugar cane. The dedication of the Executive-Director can be seen throughout this NGO and that is why I feel the Alliance will succeed in their present and future endeavors.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Not only is the concept of the PPAF sound, its executors are sincere, savvy and devoted.
In particular their work in Haiti is practical and helpful to development in that fascinating yet disaster-prone country. The Foundation and its supporters work with locals rather than coming in as outside do-gooders, and the provide them with the tools and finance to build themselves. Expatriate Haitians are bustling entrepreneurs and the Foundation helps reimport some of that energy and drive to their home country.

Margarette T.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Public-Private Alliance Foundation is a leader in the non-profit sector. Through collaboration, they have helped stimulated entrepreneurship and encouraged investment for sustainable development. We have been able to collaborate with David, the Executive Director in PPAF's support for our project, Social Tap, Inc./The Haiti Initiative in Haiti. We highly support the wonderful work that PPAF is doing in the community. Margarette Tropnas, Board President, Social Tap, Inc.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Public-Private Alliance Foundations has demonstrated impeccable leadership in providing a forum where key stakeholders can engage collaboratively on critical issues central to economic development. I have closely followed PPAF's work for several years and I am always inspired and energized by the dedication of its leadership team.

Giorgio2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Public Private Alliance Foundation engages Rotary and most important for them is not how much they are able to give to humanity, is HOW they give it! .... indeed changing lives.

Giorgio Balestrieri
P. President
NY ROTARY
Engage Rotary, Change Lives

Donor

Rating: 4

I have known Public-Private Alliance Foundation, PPAF, for several years, it is very well run by highly qualified individuals that have a long experience working at the UN in various development projects. They have excellent networking capacity with government agencies in several countries as well as connection to private enterprises, a great match-maker between the two, bringing real solution to solve a chronic problems that inflict the developing countries. They have excellent administration, very nice people to work with. Dr. David Stillman, the Executive Director, was our honoree at our Earth Day celebration a few years ago. I highly recommend the support to PPAF.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The Public-Private Alliance Foundation derives from the passion of the former General Manager of the UN Public-Private Alliance for Rural Development, who tirelessly tries to improve the life of underserved population in developing countries.

What I like about the PPAF is its sensibility to the environment that ensures a long lasting sustainable development, an example is the ethanol cook stove project – on one hand it helps save the tree, on the other the clean burning stove improves the health of the poor people.

For that reason I invited Dr. Stillman, founder and director, to exhibit and explain the ethanol cooking stove at our recent Earth Day celebration.

PPAF deserves our support.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

PPAF is an excellent organization dedicated to deliver real results and impact by revitalizing the enviroment in Haiti from dry to green and by making a difference in women' lives. Their operation in Jacmel will set a great example for other regions in Haiti to understand the cost benefit and value added from using ethanol cookstove as opposed to burning charcoal.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

PPAF works tirelessly and diligently to achieve its objectives. Their efforts are inspiring and serve to foster wide collaboration and support across organizations, age and other demographics. I am personally a supporter of PPAF, as well as, organizationally, a partner in the implementation of the clean fuels and cook stoves project for Haiti. Understanding the need for capacity-building and collaboration is critical to advance socio-economic development in Haiti as well as elsewhere, and PPAF's approach fosters such collaboartion in a respectful and mutually beneficial way. Vision, dedication, expertise -- PPAF.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an intern this summer for PPAF, I can confidently say that the organization has made great strides towards their goal of introducing clean cookstoves to families in Haiti. This project demonstrates their dedication to finding practical and necessary ways to improve the lives of local people, as the new stoves are sustainable, safe, and affordable. There is no doubt that PPAF is making a difference in the places where they work because they are thorough in their time and research, ensuring that the final project outcome meets the needs of the targeted goal. I am proud to have worked with PPAF and be part of the exciting and important work in which they are involved.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In the short time that I have known the Public-Private Alliance Foundation, I have watched them change, save and transform lives both locally and abroad. They have given the rural poor a global voice with key policymakers and at the UN, and serve as a catalyst for multi-sector solutions for sustainable development. PPAF is currently piloting an innovative cookstoves promotion and distribution project in Haiti. This project is especially impactful for women and girls- whose health, households and livelihoods depend on access to efficient, clean cooking technology and fuel. I applaud the Public-Private Alliance for their outstanding efforts to empower individuals, improve communities and create a better world.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Public-Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) draws on the knowledge and experience of several individuals with an immaculate background in development. What has always impressed me about PPAF is the creative tracks that they have taken to influence and create sustainable development solutions across the world. I strongly recommend PPAF as a place worthy of your donations and time.