1,500 Clean Cookstoves for Haitian Families

by Trees Water & People
Oct 12, 2010

Back to Haiti!

Sebastian & New Friends in IDP Camp
Sebastian & New Friends in IDP Camp

Dear Friends,

On October 13th, I embark on a 6-week trip to Central America and Haiti to visit the international programs of Trees, Water & People (TWP). November 5-18, I will be in Haiti and below are a few of my key itinerary activities while there:

  1. Arrive in Port au Prince and conduct analysis of Rocket stove distribution and monitoring of 7,000 household stoves with our partner, International Lifeline Fund (ILF).
  2. Discuss next steps the development of a comprehensive National Stove Strategy for institutional and household stoves in Haiti.
  3. Visit original beneficiary families of TWP emergency relief stoves in Sineas Camp, Port au Prince.
  4. Visit new beneficiary families in Corail and Isa Tabare.
  5. Participate in United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) meeting to develop the National Improved Stove strategy in conjunction with the Haitian Government (TWP has an advisory role to the working group).
  6. Visit beneficiaries of TWP’s stove project in the Central Plateau of Haiti, as well as reconnect with the MPP – a rural peoples movement that is very interested in promoting fuel-efficient stoves to their 61,000 members. They have an abandoned ceramics facility that could become the foundation of a new local stove factory.
  7. Visit northern Haiti to assess access to raw materials for stove building through ports and overland crossings from the Dominican Republic.

Also, I’m excited to announce that Trees, Water & People’s 1,344 Stoves for Haitians Displaced by Earthquake project will be featured in GlobalGiving’s October Give More Get More Matching Campaign. Make a donation between October 12 (10pm MST) and October 21, and GlobalGiving will match it 30%, 40%, or 50%, based on the amount – the larger the donation, the larger the match - until the $100,000 available matching funds run out! In addition, GlobalGiving is offering a $1,000 bonus to the project that raises the most funds during the matching campaign and another $1,000 bonus to the project that receives donations from the most individual donors.

Matching Scale

$10 - $499 = 30% match
$500 - $999 = 40% match
$1,000 - $2,500 = 50% match

Please share this opportunity with your family, friends, colleagues, and community and help us help Haiti! This is a great way to make your generous gift go even further and reach our goal of providing 1,344 Haitian families with safer, healthier, fuel-efficient stoves. Donate today before the matching funds are are all gone!

I look forward to providing an update on my Haiti trip when I return.

With much gratitude,


Sebastian Africano

Deputy International Director



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Trees Water & People

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.treeswaterpeople.org
Project Leader:
Molly Geppert
Marketing Manager
Fort Collins, Colorado United States

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