On Thursday, October 4th, 2012, I will attend a special event to support the Public-Private Alliance Foundation with their latest Haiti initiatives. I found out about the organization less than two weeks ago and wanted to read more about their goals and objectives before promoting their work.
PPAF was created to reduce poverty in third world countries by pushing collaborations between business, community, government, education, and other interests. They have done work in the Dominican Republic and Madagascar. Their latest project is focused on Haiti, and they are hoping to make a difference in ameliorating the living conditions for the average Haitian mothers.
What is cool about the project is that they are trying to reduce the problems Haitian mothers face when they cook with charcoal by providing two types of clean cookstoves and fuels. We all hear about how many trees are cut down in Haiti every year. We hear it in songs and the news all the time. Haiti, known for its mountain tops hence the nickname, Ayiti Toma, has been suffering of deforestation for a while now. There is also the issue of respiratory health these women face every time they cook. Yes, the food is absolutely delicious when cooked this way because everything slow-cooked has more flavor, but the amount of dust and burnt wood residue is just not healthy. Ethanol fuels will be used in the cook stove, which will increase agriculture, and provide more jobs. This type of fuel is made with natural plants, and will encourage farmers to plant more.
In short, this project will reduce deforestation, provide jobs to farmers, and increase respiratory health. To find out about it, click here: http://www.ppafoundation.org/haiti.html
If you’re in New York City, join me support this project, while sipping on a Prestige.
Below is the list of the official sponsors:
“Special Guest” Selvish Capers of the NY Giants
Good Girl PR
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