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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

116 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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.

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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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Rosario R.

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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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of being involved with the Public-Private Alliance Foundation in the Spring of 2009 and I have been with them ever since ! I first started as an intern then transitioned into an Associate role. The work and passion that David and Ginger (along with other volunteers, interns and board members) is remarkable. I was fortunate to be involved in various initiatives of the non-profit organization, PPAF such as: Spanish to English translator (and vice versa) as well as my most notable role, Conference Coordinator for their 2009 Bio Energy Conference in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. PPAF has many partnerships that they have created and reinforced in order to promote various social causes. They aim to make improvements for others in impoverished regions by bridging the gap between public and private sectors in order to create much needed changes. I advise everyone to look into their many initiatives, a current one being their; Global Cookstoves project which originated in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The world is a good place having David and Ginger making important strides through their humane and humble acts carried out through PPAF.

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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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