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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

48 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.

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!

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!

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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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!

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.

Claire25

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 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.

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.

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.

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.