The ASAMA Project in Madagascar.
Madagascar is a low-income and developing country in the Indian
Ocean, ranked 155th out of 187 countries on the United Nations
Human Development Index.
Primary education enrolment and completion rates are among the
targets that will not be met in the development goals if more supports are not provided.
According to UNESCO, Madagascar is experiencing huge difficulties in
improving its literacy rates, which are 64.5% and 64.9% respectively
for adults and young people.
2.The components of the ASAMA program are designed to develop an
intensive learning method to encourage the return of young
teenagers and adults with low literacy skills to elementary school.
In ten (10 ) months (compared to five years for a normal course from Grade 1 to 5 ), they are able and qualify for the examination of the "Elementary Primary
Studies Certificate "(EPSC) with an average 80% success rate.
2) The implementation of the ASAMA program requires prior
compliance by the organizers with the following criteria :
Identify classes of at least 30 teenagers and adults in poor areas;
Obtain permission from parents and local authorities;
Find premises to host the training ;
Engage local and international partners such as PUBLIC PRIVATE ALLIANCE FOUNDATION (PPAF ) to support learners, provide school meals, cover various school supplies expenses and teachers 'salaries;
Prepare and assist for the EPSC final examination
PPAF's assistance and partnership are highly instrumental in helping the ASAMA project reach its goals.
PPAF supports programs with direct and personal impact on people and communities. Our nonprofit, Solar Education Project, is fortunate to have collaborated on one such program at Universite Notre Dame d’Haiti in Hinche, where a solar cooking and biogas course was implemented.
KDCK have been partnership with PPAF in Haiti since 2016. I must say that is a successful relationship. We have been working on multiple projects in Haiti on clean cooking at University of Notre Dame Haiti, Hinche, Marion Community Center for education in commune Cotes de Fer, Southeast of Haiti. KDCK greatly benefits the sharing of knowledge, experience and the nuturing of PPAF.
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.
The Solar Education Project had an immediate connection with PPAF at the United Nations HLPF. We share a vision for removing barriers to education and introducing clean cooking alternatives in the underserved areas of Haiti.
SEP shared educational strategies by collaborating on the UNDH elective course on solar cooking and biogas. We were pleased when PPAF funded the program and included a community demonstration component.
The revolutionary class combines hands on cooking activities using solar cooking and biogas, while educating students on the benefits of sustainability for the global good.
PPAF creates sustainable development through empowerment and utilization of local resources. PPAF's programs are run professionally and are evaluated regularly for program achievement and realignment. Invested resources produce results.
PPAF has been a great partner for Art Creation Foundation for Children. We feed, educate, and train under served young people in Jacmel, Haiti. With the help of PPAF, we are able to teach solar cooking and sewing. We are so grateful for their vision and support for ACFFC.
PPAF continues to do great work in Haiti despite political unrest and natural disasters within the area. Throughout the pandemic, the foundation has worked tirelessly to raise money to maintain support.
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!
The Public Private Alliance Foundation is a wonderful nonprofit that is empowering Haiti, The Dominican Republic, Madagascar and other countries by promoting and exploring environmentally friendly solutions. From the standpoint of a volunteer bookkeeper, I am amazed at how much good has been done with how little.
Several years ago, PPAF contacted asked my company, Haines Solar Cookers LLC, to provide solar cookers to their educational projects in Haiti. Since that time we have provided over a hundred solar cookers to PPAF, and have come to admire PPAF's model of combining education classes with providing people with solar cooking and biogas technology. As a result, we are scaling up our partnership with PPAF, with plans to increase our presence in Haiti toward a sustainable business model. We take great pride in our partnership with PPAF, and recommend them to donors with great confidence.
PPAF is doing excellent work in Haiti, working with a university, an after-school program and a community center. The focus is on solar cooking and use of biogas/biodigesters to provide renewable energy. PPAF works with local and U.S. partners to develop curricula and teaching materials and has provided hundreds of solar cookers. The dedicated board and senior volunteers provide technical and management experience, All in all, a great nonprofit to support
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.
It has been a joy to be part of the biogas and solar cooking team for the University of Notre Dame in Hinche, Haiti. Thoughtful consideration is always taken for the people we serve for sustainable growth and development.
As a board member, I remain impressed with the ability of the founder, David Stillman, to connect seemingly disparate community elements to create meaningful programs which create change in small ways which create community advancement.
For a number of years, I have been consistently impressed with both PPAF's outreach to US communities which has identified multiple unexpected sources of support both financial and professional, and their ability to identify projects at an appropriate scale for the resources available while making a difference in individual and community lives in diverse settings in the developing world. The current focus is on Haiti and improving cooking practices, with other efforts in the Dominican Republic and Madagascar. When Covid-19 broke out, immediate assistance was offered to current local partners to cope with this new challenge.
Amazing work being done not only to help not only the lives of young women and girls but empower communities and making the environment safer .A great example of sustainable developments goals 3 ,5 ,16 and 17
At the fore front promoting SDG 3 and 5 every day .A grass roots organization who works with local partners in making a difference in the lives of the socially disadvantaged
This organization has done fantastic work in Haiti, supporting clean cookstoves and education. The founders work tirelessly to raise funds to tackle the many difficult problems that Haiti faces. A donation to PPAF is always an excellent investment.
PPAF does fantastic work in Haiti, encouraging adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels as well as supporting entrepreneurship. Well worth supporting.
This vital NGO is continuing its important work to realize the SDGs, particularly #17. They are CHAMPIONS of public-private partnerships!
I have been working in collaboration with PPAF since 2016. the board is supportive and persistent in reaching the objectives and goals set for the organization
David and Ginger Stillman at the Public-Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) have been wonderful collaborators for us at Solar Cookers International (SCI). We highly value our collaboration with PPAF, particularly for the work PPAF has led in Haiti. That work has improved lives, especially during these pandemic times (2020). We also appreciate PPAF's experience in advocacy at the United Nations, especially at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). PPAF's vast experience at the United Nations has enhanced our joint exhibitions for solar and biogas cooking at HLPF2018 and HLPF2019 and it was a pleasure to co-organize a virtual Side Event with PPAF at the 2020 High-Level Political Forum. PPAF is sincere, caring, honest, and gets things done!
is one of many organizations that is tackling issues in Haiti. Providing and educating the Haitian people on how to use Solar ovens. Also, including the health benefits of using the solar oven. My experience with PPAF have been wonderful experience. Networking with like-minded individuals that are working in Haiti. I believe in their PPAF mission and their love for Haiti. Thank you, PPAF for the opportunity.
When I was first introduced to Public-Private Alliance Foundation (PPAF) about 5 years ago, I was truly impressed by all the amazing works and projects they have been doing in Haiti, Dominican and Madagascar. Listening for the very first time, how David who is the founder of PPAF, passionately talked about the organization vision and their work in Haiti, I was convinced and I have been supporting them and involved ever since.
PPAF focuses on collaborating with other foundation and organization including a University in Haiti to support teaching and fieldwork opportunities on solar cooking and biodigesters for biogas and garden fertilizer in Haiti.
The great thing I love about PPAF is that they use a business approach for poverty alleviation while focusing on renewable energy, public health, and entrepreneurship. They works ties in so well with the current United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
It's an honor and a privilege for me to be part of this great organization.
The Public Private Alliance Foundation - PPAF - provides a variety of assistance to underpriviged people in different third world countries, including Haiti and Madagascar.
Assistance includes instructions in making inexpensive solar cookers and assitance in getting a local education.
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.
Very proud to be a volunteer and monthly donator to PPAF, they deliver the support that they talk about on their website.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review from Guidestar
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
PPAF continues to do great work! Also, the people behind the scenes have big hearts! They have my full support!
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.
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.
PPAF is fantastic, and the work they do is truly inspiring! I had such an incredible experience working with them.
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.
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.
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!
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
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 !!!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Best experience I had interning with this organization! They let you in and experience first hand on what they do.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
PPAF is a wonderful organization. It works in Haiti, Madagascar, Dominican Republic and elsewhere. It is accredited by the United Nations
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.