On Jan 12, 2010, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, and killed approximately 200,000 people. The number of deaths makes this the worst earthquake in the region in more than 200 years (Source) and the sixth most deadly natural disaster in the past century. (Source)
A couple of months later, there was a cholera outbreak in the heart of the capital, Port-au-Prince. According to the Haitian Ministry of Health, 917 people have died from cholera and more than 14,000 have been hospitalized. (Source)
Please continue to extend your support to the victims struggling to survive.
To help you support the nonprofits making the biggest difference in Haiti, Philanthropedia interviewed a Haiti expert, asking her to recommend top nonprofits. These are her recommendations:
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti is a great nonprofit organization that fights for the human rights of Haiti’s poor.
Partners in Health is a renowned international nonprofit with their flagship program in Haiti. They are one of the largest nongovernmental health care providers in Haiti.
Sustainable Organization Integrated Livelihood (SOIL) is a small nonprofit that has done outstanding work on sustainability and sanitation areas. They install sustainable toilets that allow one to reuse waste, which can be used as soil for growing.
Konbit Pou Aviti/KONPAY has a strong infrastructure on the ground in Haiti, and focuses on environmental, social, and economic problems in Haiti.
Haitian Education Leadership Program is a leading nonprofit in the education sector in Haiti. They provide scholarships to low-income students with high academic potential and achievement for higher education.
Click here to read more about these organizations and is the expert who made these recommendations. In addition, we have also made it easier for you to give holistically to the entire group of nonprofits via our Haiti Mutual Fund.
Please click here to donate and invest in Haiti’s long-term path to recovery and growth.