Disaster time again, for our sisters and brothers in Haiti. Already the vultures circle, using this tragedy as another opportunity to take advantage or worse, to engage in the pornography of suffering black bodies.
Now is not the time for tears, hand-wringing, there are lots of organisations that are quietly doing good work in Haiti that does not line the pockets of multinational aid corporations, or continue to fatten the Port au Prince elite.
The following is a list I’ve compiled thanks to friends in Haiti and its diaspora. Please do your own research on the organisations listed below. I’ll keep updating it as more info emerges.
Donations in Trinidad
A group of citizens are doing a non-organisational collection of items from Monday 10th October. Collection/Drop-off point will be at the Veni Mangé Restaurant 67A Ariapita Ave, Woodbrook.
ITNAC Trinidad based organisation sending volunteers soon to Haiti asking for donations of food/clothing/shoes/women’s sanitary wear/insect repellent as well as urgent cash donations in any currency.
Haitian led NGOs
Konbit Mizik a NYC based non-profit using music to educate, empower and uplift Haiti’s vulnerable youth.
Haiti Communitiere Donations go directly to help communities gain access to the resources, knowledge and skills they need to rebuild.
Art Creation Foundation for Children (ACFFC) is an arts based non-profit organization created for the personal growth, empowerment, and education of children in need in Jacmel, Haiti.
Sakala provides a safe space in the heart of Haiti’s largest underdeveloped area, where youth come together to grow, learn, and play.
Soil Haiti eco sanitation service organisation
Volontariat pour le Développement d’Haïti focusing on young people’s development
Lambi Fund working on economic justice and alternative sustainable development.
MADRE LGBTQI friendly organisation doing gender discrimination and violence work.
Sowaseed Sustainable change and support for orphans
Konbit Solèy Leve Participation, Solidarity, Reciprocity
Haitian American Caucus Brooklyn based young professionals organisation
PRODEV Education access in under-served communities.
Ayiti Se NOU Working on various projects around education, health, environment, entrepreneurship and culture/sports.
Roots of Development community led development projects
Partners in Health Teaching Hospital in Mirebalais
Nova Hope for Haiti community medical care
Fondation Aquin Solidarite (FAS) is a non-profit organization, founded in 2005, to provide educational, cultural, sports and economic support and mentoring to the city and the people of Aquin, located 117kms southwest of Port-au-Prince.
Hurricane Matthew Relief in Abricots Support for cacao farmers in Abricots organised by dance scholar Dasha Chapman.
Donations in NYC
Flatbush-YMCA at 1401 Flatbush; the Multicultural Bridge Project at 1894 Flatbush Ave.; and the Haitian Family Resource Center at 1783 Flatbush Ave.
Quiescere Resource Center (516-205-9035) is also accepting donations, as is the Fernande Valme Ministries (718-284-1809).
Donations in Florida Click image for details
Western Union is offering toll free transfers to Haiti from United States, Canada , France, Chile, Brazil and the Caribbean at participating outlets, on their website and on mobile Western Union, where available.