To Connect Resources with Projects.
years of data from tens of thousands of projects which have been
completed in more than
and geographic regions, involving hundreds of resource providers, shippers, and
project funders. We want to make it
that knowledge base and new resources to make their projects more
resources with projects. Call us to see how we can assist with
Funding.. Shipping .. Resource Development.
The Humanitarian Network
Links Resources, People, and Projects with Resources.
are several of the development activities for 2013 - 2014
Providing Clinics and Medical Services
Providing Safe Water Systems
Funding Programs and Grant
An Emergency Disaster Fund
Some of our past joint
Clinics to Haiti. Note: This
is a on going three year
support project with a large
January 9, 2012
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.
rehabilitation facility at
Adventist Hospital in
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
organization, says Chanje
Lavi has helped thousands of
patients in the past year
facilities on site can allow
patients in need to receive
ongoing physiotherapy and
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
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
value of this container was
The cost of the waterboxes
was more than $31,000.00. To
date, MSNI has received
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.
Our Thanks to Network
Partners MSNI and
D-6110 (Jack Maxwell and
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
Ambulance deliveries to
Mexico, Belize, and Haiti
Sowing Seeds to Fight World
Great Source of Seeds:
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
Shipment of WaterBoxes®
to disaster victims in the
Medical shipments, food and
medicine shipments, as well
as helping to establish a
logistics network for Haiti
Donation of a semi
Tractor-Trailer to Haiti
Shipment of WaterBoxes®
to Dominican Republic and
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
How We Work - The Relationships
The Humanitarian Network links
projects with resources. It connects members, supporters, and those that
want to provide humanitarian aid.
Support Partners provides services to The Humanitarian Network and its
Members and Partners. It manages resources. It is a social enterprise.
Network Partners and
International provides water solutions.
Causes USA, an experienced developer, works with PSP and Network
Members to impact program and project funding..
Humanitarian Builders provides transitional shelter and building
Shipping Coop provides freight and shipping services.
Sourcing provides access to over 1000 providers of items needed for
humanitarian aid programs.
Humanitarian Foundation supports the network, its members, and projects.
Partners: Share resources, collaborate, and work together through
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.
Rehabilitation Clinic Program
Program impacts the lives of those that lost a limb during the
earthquake. Check back for more information on how you can support this
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.
Construction of Rehab Buildings Brings
Work, Comfort and HOPE
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.
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
Report and photos by Bonnie Hudlet, HOPE photographer.