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Public-Private Alliance Foundation

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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.

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: Clean cookstoves, including using ethanol, biogas, and solar cooking methods. Annual seminars in relation to the UN Commission on the Status of Women. \

Community Stories

94 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The PPAF steps up to the plate as new demands and opportunities are given to it. As part of its continuing effort to replace wood burning stoves in Haiti with sustainable cook-top stoves, it has expanded its efforts of providing ethanol based cook-top stoves to include solar cookers. The solar cookers have been found to provide the indirect benefit of also enabling women to start a small business in their village as local bakers of bread and cakes, or meals for local workers and similar cooking opportunities. This results in a source of income for their family, and a boost to the local village economy.
PPAF is working with local Haitian alcohol producers to encourage the local distilleries to produce the 90 to 95% ethanol to provide a cost effective supply of ethanol for use with the ethanol cook-top stoves.

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Donor

Rating: 5

The PPAF is an organisation that not only wants to do go for people, but wants to involve the people that they benefit, so that they in turn are involved to help others with the same need. The focus of their project is not to hand out a benefit, but to address a need that also solves other social and environmental problems.

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!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Cooking shouldn't be a health hazard. PPAF has been working for clean, safe, affordable cooking in Haiti for many years and knows the issues and challenges. I'm proud to be a board member and happy to support the cause and the organization.

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Advisor

Rating: 5

PPAF works tirelessly to implement clean, safe cooking in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. They promote sustainable development with clean-burning cookstoves that provide improved health, support for women and children, environmental protection, and local income-generating livelihoods. This organization deserves our support.

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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 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.

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!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been working with PPAF since 2007. It is accredited to the United Nations, which means PPAF is able to punch far above its weight. It is doing fantastic work in Haiti supporting the manufacture and use of clean cook stoves to create skills and jobs and to promote health in the home. PPAF also is working to create an ethanol market using the waste from sugar production. It is fantastic?

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.