We are accountable to you
One of our core values is integrity, as we value the trust given to effectively and efficiently help those in need. That is why we make financial public. Our 2012 US 990 Tax Form will be out in July 2013.
We are efficient
Since our inception in 2008, Many Hands for Haiti has made every effort to get the most money on the ground in Haiti as possible. We have sought designated funds to cover most administrative costs, allowing for funds from donors to get into Haiti for work helping Haitians. That is why we only take 5% from donations for administration and do all we can to get well over 90% of your donations to those in need in Haiti.
We are effective
We come from a business background that emphasizes best-practices to meet the challenges of the day. It is our core value to work in partnership where possible, as too many Non-Government Organizations do not work together for the greater good. We will partner with those organizations that are making a difference in tackling these challenging areas with funding, strengthen those that are engaged but need help with partnering, and create and implement plans where no organizations or individuals are actively meeting the challenges of the day.
In 2012, with the help of our partners, we were able to:
- Educate the next generations, through building a new school in rural Bay Savenette and urban Gonaives, sponsor a Haitian student to attend nursing school in Port-au-Prince and a job upon graduation, and sponsor over 300 kids to go to school.
- Through Ethical Feeding projects, deliver over 300,000 meals to those in hospitals, schools, and the poorest-of-the-poor.
- Manage numerous construction projects, helping churches and other organizations continue work long after the short-term mission trip is over. This has helped us finish projects, not just start projects, and creates continuity among a diverse donor base.
- Through a partner organization, Promise for Haiti, we helped fund a cholera clinic that has treated 6,000 patients.
- Through a partner organization, Haiti Outreach, we helped fund a clean water project in Pignon that includes 44,000 feet of PVC pipe in the ground, a 24 hour solar pumping system, roughly 500 house connections and 17 kiosks for purchasing clean water.
- Built a church in the inner-city area of Gonaives, of which over 150 people attend every Sunday.
- Put fulltime staff on the ground to help manage and make short-term mission trips effective, with over 200 US citizens experiencing and helping Haitians from 17 different organizations.
We are relational
We believe in going narrow and deep, building lasting relationships that make an impact. We want this to be personal. We want for each donor to get to know our partners on the ground. We want churches and organizations in the US to meet many of our leaders. By going narrow and deep, this helps create life-change, both for those in Haiti and donors across the world.