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“But who do you say that I am?” Matt. 16:15

Defining Response

Presbyterians, through the Haiti Response Team, mission work and donations, are actively helping Haitians through projects that are both sustainable and address the needs of the most margionalized while working with longtime and in country partners

 

Our longtime and/or local partners in Haiti include:

ACT is an alliance of 125 churches and related organisations that work together in humanitarian assistance, advocacy and development.

The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) responds on your behalf to the needs of people who suffer from poverty, hunger, disaster, and injustice.

Church World Service works with partners in the U.S. and around the world to build interfaith and intercultural coalitions to eradicate hunger and poverty and promote peace and justice.

Episcopal Church of Haiti - click here for Haitian site; click here for U.S. site (english)

Farmers Movement of Papaye - Founded in 1973, the Mouvman Peyizan Papay (MPP) is Haiti’s largest grassroots organization, and also its most successful in addressing the problems of food production, land protection and viable peasant cooperatives.  MPP’s 37-year experience in food production and peasant organizing could be the basis for a viable solution to the crisis in Haiti.

FONDAMA (Fondasyon Men-lan-men Ayiti) - Joining Hands network in Haiti

Global Health Action - Mission statement: to improve the health of individuals and communities around the globe through education, training, and practical programs in leadership, management, and health promotion.

Medical Benevolence Foundation - MBF with the Presbyterian Church (USA) proclaims and demonstrates the gospel of Jesus Christ by encouraging and supporting the healing ministries of our worldwide partners.

 Service Chretien d'Haiti is a Haitian organization that serves the needs of those facing physical challenges.

 

Definitions:

Marginalization at the individual level results in an individual's exclusion from meaningful participation in society. Also - the social process of becoming or being made marginal (especially as a group within the larger society); "the marginalization of the underclass or poor"; "the marginalization of the physically challenged"

Sustainability (to be sustainable) is the capacity to endure. Sustainability is the long-term maintenance of well being, which has environmental, economic, and social dimensions, and encompasses the concept of union, an interdependent relationship and mutual responsible position with all living and non living things on earth.

For Haiti, this means projects that can be maintained by local people without the need to buy materials or supplies outside their country or contract labor for basic repairs and upkeep.  

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