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 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 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.
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 have been working for PPAF as a project assistant and I can assert that all of the members of PPAF are seriously involved in the clean cookstove project in Haiti. I have had a great experience joing this non-profit and I am convinced that this project is viable and will contribute to solve health and environment issues in Haiti.
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!