June 12, 2005: Events: Headlines: COS - Haiti: Service: Haiti Innovation: Learn more about Haiti Innovaction

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Learn more about Haiti Innovaction

Learn more about Haiti Innovaction

Created by four returned Peace Corps volunteers, Haiti Innovation is a non-profit organization which funds and promotes creative, community-based development projects throughout Haiti

Learn more about Haiti Innovaction

About Haiti Innovation

Haiti Innovation was created in January 2005 by four returned Peace Corps volunteers with the common interest of continuing development work in Haiti. Their Peace Corps service provided a unique opportunity to live, learn, and work with members of the communities in which they served. This experience instilled in each the primary role communities must play in the development process, because communities that are invested in the development process are more likely to succeed. Haitiís progress must be measured one community and one success at a time.

Haiti Innovation was founded on the principles of choice, partnership, and community. Haiti Innovation provides donors with a choice of projects in a variety of categories, to enable donors to find the project that is right for them. Haiti Innovation links donors with leading development organizations that have a proven track record of success and accountability. Haiti Innovation requires that all projects involve the community, and that community members are active participants in the design, implementation and sustainability of projects. Haiti Innovation is committed to upholding these principles to address the immediate and urgent needs of communities throughout Haiti.

Today, there are a number of successful, community-based organizations working throughout Haiti. These organizations are often smaller and limited in the amount of fundraising they can accomplish due to a lack of resources. Haiti Innovation acts as a fundraising extension for these organizations, providing them with additional resources to help reach their funding goals. With Haiti Innovation, a relief organization providing HIV treatment in rural Haiti would be partnered with a community group in Cleveland, Ohio wanting to contribute to Haitiís development. Haiti Innovation serves as the bridge that brings groups and organizations together, all with the common goal of providing a better future for Haiti.

In order to ensure accountability, each project and partner organization wishing to work with Haiti Innovation undergoes a thorough review process, including a rigorous application process that examines detailed budgets, impromptu site visits, and interviews with organization leaders. Haiti Innovation tracks project progress through mandatory, quarterly reports that are posted to the Haiti Innovation website.

In addition to communities, donors must also be involved in the development process. Haiti Innovation believes that donors are more involved in the projects that they are passionate about. If for example, you would like your donation to provide textbooks to schoolchildren, Haiti Innovation will help you do just that. In order to allow you to customize your donation, Haiti Innovation provides a choice of projects in a variety of development sectors, including heath care, HIV/AIDS prevention, education, small business development, and agriculture. To find the development project in Haiti that is right for you, click on our projects link to view the projects in the Haiti Innovation community.

Haiti Innovation is committed to helping innovative, community-driven, development projects throughout Haiti. The organizations and projects listed with Haiti Innovation all work to affect positive change in Haiti.

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