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Public-Private Alliance Foundation

Rating: 4.96 stars   105 reviews

Nonprofit Issues (NTEE):

Environment, International, International Development

Address:

166 Edgars Lane Hastings on Hudson NY 10706 USA

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. \

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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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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.

 
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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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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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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.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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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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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?

 
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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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Over the last several years, I have witnessed the increasing maturity of PPAF as an organization, and its growing ability to mobilize grant funding to underpin the important work they plan. The orderly progress of the Haiti alcohol stoves project seems destined to create change for the people of Haiti, who have long been negatively impacted by the environmental, economic, and health effects of relying primarily on charcoal for cooking fuel.

 
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The Public-Private Alliance Foundation creates organizational and intellectual space for synergy between for-profit and non-profit entities, leading to improved development in low-income countries. While this has been in vogue for more than a decade in development circles, the direct experience of PPAF, especially in the Haiti alcohol stoves efforts, amply demonstrates the benefits of this approach.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Sharpen the statements of results desired from each activity, including expected costs and metrics intended to measure outcomes.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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I continue to be impressed with the dedication of the Executive Director and those who work with him to moving forward significantly while being extreemly efficient in his use of the funds available. The recent kick-off of the ethanol stoves project in Haiti is an example of just one such successful effort.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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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.

 
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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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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.

 
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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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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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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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