My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Haitian Health Foundation, Inc., Norwich, CT, USA
I've been involved with the Haitian Health Foundation since 1996. I started sponsoring a $25/month Save-a-Family and then began to learn more about this outreach to the people of the Jeremie, Haiti area. The more i learned, the more impressed i became. They have an overhead of around 8 percent (the Save-a-Family program has zero overhead because it is run by volunteers here and in Haiti). HHF keeps receiving the highest designation (4 stars) from a charity watchdog, Charity Navigator. They invite sincere people to accompany them on their quarterly visits to Haiti and I was able to go in 2006 and actually meet the family that I had been sponsoring for ten years at that point. They were the same people that had been in the picture given to me when I first signed up. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life! I now volunteer about 3 days a week to help maintain their database. I know firsthand that my donations are prudently used.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the many programs that they run, health-care, home building, goat distribution, small business start-ups, etc.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Encourage more people to become involved through volunteering in Haiti, spreading the word about this wonderful outreach and donating.