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Photo credit to tequila minsky in Haiti
letter from Friends of FOKAL
Photo credit to tequila minsky in Haiti

 

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The Haitian Art featured below is courtesy of Medalia.net. You do not need to send us anything, just click on one of the paintings below from our website to buy a beautiful Haitian painting and by doing so, you will be helping Haiti. A percentage of your purchase will go to Friends of FOKAL.

PLEASE NOTE THAT YOU HAVE TO CLICK ON ONE OF THE FOUR MEDALIA ART ABOVE FROM OUR WEBSITE FOR US TO BENEFIT FROM OUR AFFILIATION WITH THEM

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Message of Hope

In the aftermath of the earthquake that hit Haiti, FOKAL USA (Friends of FOKAL) would like to first extend heartfelt sympathies to our fellow Haitians,  all families, colleagues, and friends who have lost loved ones. 

We would also like to express profound gratitude to all those who have communicated with us, pledged to help, are helping, and will continue to do so in the long haul.

We urge everyone to get involved and show your support at a time when we need it the most.

Lorraine Mangones, Executive Director, FOKAL, reports that her staff in Port-au-Prince are so far fine, and our office, headquartered on Ave Christophe in Port-au-Prince, seems to be standing.   

Relief organizations are working to provide disaster support, and we know that they will need all our help.  Though FOKAL is not a relief organization, we are stepping into recovery work and accepting financial donations to assist with recovery efforts for the earthquake victims in Haiti.   

100% of those contributions will go to recovery efforts.  

Please send your donations to:
FOKAL USA
400 West 59th Street, 4th floor
New York, NY 10019 - Specify " RELIEF"

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What is FOKAL?

FOKAL (La Fondation Connaissance et Liberté/Fondasyon Konesans Ak Libčte), is an independent foundation in Haiti supported by the Open Society Institute and other international and local organizations. Since 1995 FOKAL provides a range of educational, human development and economic activities to the local communities and community civil society organizations in the country and has become the leading independent organization shaping the future of Haiti.

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Haiti

Haiti has seen political instability, a severely debilating economy, and an impoverished population. In a country of more than 8 million inhabitants only a little over half the population, an estimate of 52.9% can read and write and per capita income rarely reaches $400 a year (according to the World Bank Report 2004).
The public education system is unable to meet demands: 48% of the population is under the age of 18. Out of 100 primary school age children, only 10 attend public schools, 32 go to private schools and 58 don't go to school at all.

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Friends of FOKAL

Friends of FOKAL, formerly a Tides Center Project, is the US fundraising arm of FOKAL. It provides the structure necessary to seek funding in the U.S. With its 501(c)(3) status, it can accept contributions that are fully tax deductible.

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Community Libraries Water Project
Art & Culture TiPa TiPa
Entrepreneurship Grants
Debate Program


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