A Brief History

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The Humanitarian Network

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To Connect Resources with Projects. 

We have reviewed 16 years of data from tens of thousands of  projects which have been completed in more than 200 countries and geographic regions, involving hundreds of resource providers, shippers, and project funders. We want to  make it  EASIER for all to access  that knowledge base  and  new resources to make their projects  more successful

 

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The Humanitarian Network Links Resources, People, and Projects with Resources.

Here are several of the development activities for 2013 - 2014

Providing Clinics and Medical Services

Providing Safe Water Systems

Funding Programs and Grant Development

 Providing An Emergency Disaster Fund

 

Some of our past joint projects

Provided Rehabilitation Clinics to Haiti. Note: This is a on going three year support project with a large NGO.

Project HOPE Rehab Center A Sustainable Model Crucial To Building A Stable Health Infrastructure in Haiti

Millwood, Virginia, January 9, 2012

Global NGO Project HOPE is highlighting the first free, comprehensive rehab (and prosthetic) facility in post-earthquake Haiti as a symbol of solidarity and life-changing hope for the people of Haiti, marking the second anniversary of the deadly quake on Thursday.

Rehab Clinic Opens in HaitiThe rehabilitation facility at Adventist Hospital in Diquini, near Port-au-Prince, is known as “Chanje Lavi,” which means Changing Lives in Creole.  The center, created by Project HOPE and partners, was hailed in 2011 by Haiti’s government disabilities agency as the only comprehensive, free rehab center in the country.  Project HOPE, a US-based global health education and humanitarian assistance organization, says Chanje Lavi has helped thousands of patients in the past year alone.  Residential facilities on site can allow patients in need to receive ongoing physiotherapy and prosthetic fittings, potentially accelerating their improvements. Watch Video

 

HaitiD-6110 and The Humanitarian Network On January 12, Haiti was affected by an earthquake that caused tremendous loss of life and destruction. On Wednesday, January 13th, MSNI responded by sending the first shipment of waterboxes. The content of these boxes was enough to purify 20,000 16-ouncebottles of water. An additional shipment of waterboxes was sent approximately one week later giving the recipients the ability to purify more than 1 million 16 ounce bottles of water. We then sent a container of special supplies and equipment to deal with the immediate medical needs. The value of this container was approximately $60,000.00. The cost of the waterboxes was more than $31,000.00. To date, MSNI has received approximately $107,000.00 for Haitian relief. Once we are assured that we are able to provide drinking water, the additional funds will be used to provide a long-term care facility. MSNI is currently looking for partners in this effort.

 

Haiti: Our Thanks to  Network Partners MSNI and D-6110 (Jack Maxwell and Larry Biron) who have worked unceasing within D-6110 and with other districts to create funding, sent medical supplies, wheelchairs, WaterBoxes, and promoted the best relief information website for their district so Rotarians could make a difference

Delivery of Fire Truck to Lima, Peru

Ambulance deliveries to Mexico, Belize, and Haiti

Sowing Seeds to Fight World Hunger

A Great Source of Seeds:

When John Batcha, a Rotarian and member of the North Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Club, retired after a career as a seed company executive, he decided to harness his knowledge of the seed industry to help address world hunger. On the one hand, he knew that each year commercial seed companies had good quality seed they did not need for their marketing programs. .. THN helped ship SEEDs To Haiti..

Shipment of WaterBoxes® to disaster victims in the Philippines

Medical shipments, food and medicine shipments, as well as helping to establish a logistics network for Haiti relief

Donation of a semi Tractor-Trailer to Haiti

Shipment of WaterBoxes® to Dominican Republic and Haiti

The Humanitarian Network Strategic Partnership List continues to grow as Clubs and others reach out for help with their projects. Funding, Resources, Shipping, and exposure are most important for success in these troubling economic times.

The Network and its members are responding to member requests for development and support. Network member Project Support Partners will assist with the development and implementation of the following programs.

How We Work - The Relationships

The Humanitarian Network links projects with resources. It connects members, supporters, and those that want to provide humanitarian aid. 
Project Support Partners provides services to The Humanitarian Network and its Members and Partners. It manages resources. It is a social enterprise.
Network Partners and Supporters
Clean Water International provides water solutions.
Great Causes USA, an experienced  developer, works with PSP and Network Members to impact program and project funding..
Humanitarian Builders provides transitional shelter and building resources.
PSP Shipping Coop provides freight and shipping services.
PSP Sourcing provides access to over 1000 providers of items needed for humanitarian aid programs.
The Humanitarian Foundation supports the network, its members, and projects.
Network Partners: Share resources, collaborate, and work together through network connections.

Project Agenda

Rebuilding Haiti

Additional agenda initiatives include the recovery and rebuilding of Haiti with numerous project partners including Project HOPE International and MSNI Medical Supplies Warehouse, Tulsa, OK

This comprehensive plan includes development of rehabilitation physical clinics and prosthesis manufacturing throughout the island. Four clinics have been deployed, with more planned.

 

Incorporated in the rebuilding phase will include other project partners for transitional and permanent housing solutions, rebuilding of schools, providing safe-water, agricultural development (SEEDs), and many other programs.

Project Hope Rehabilitation Clinic Program

This Program impacts the lives of those that lost a limb during the earthquake. Check back for more information on how you can support this effort.

 

Project HOPE  Disaster Shipping Fund.. Details Soon

Each individual project will include in-country non-government groups who will support the goals of the project and oversea the transition to local ownership.

 

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 Construction of Rehab Buildings Brings Work, Comfort and HOPE

While reports of post-election frustrations and violence fill the news, Project HOPE continues to build a Rehabilitation Center in southern Haiti. U.S. volunteers are training Haitians to construct the modular buildings to help build local skills and capacity and provide needed income as the buildings go up. Local residents gather daily to see the walls rise on the three buildings that will provide needed rehabilitation services over the coming months and years.

Eddy, 33, and a construction trainee, says this is the first time he has worked with prefabricated, foam core materials. He appreciates the opportunity to develop new skills. "I love it. I want to put all my strength into learning this new approach to building."


He adds, "Even though I was not physically harmed in the earthquake, I was harmed emotionally. Now when I walk into a building I automatically go to the corner. I like the idea of this type of building because I feel safe." He also points out that when the people stay at the Center in short-term housing while being fitted for prosthetics, they will feel safe and not be afraid of another collapse.

This fear of concrete structures,  and a need for rapid construction, prompted HOPE to choose the modular design for the Rehab Center which will include a clinic, a dormitory building for patients and a housing building for volunteers.

Near the Rehab Center is a camp of people living in tents. One million people lost their homes in the earthquake. The camp school is run by a teacher who is an amputee. The school has no table for children to do their work; instead they lean on seat chairs to write their lessons. Mike, the lead builder, made a table for the school. The kids and moms cheered when he was finished. Now they have a place to do their school work– and to eat their lunch.
Report and photos by Bonnie Hudlet, HOPE photographer.