Relief for Port-a-Piment, Haiti

$11,884 of $50k goal

Raised by 124 people in 4 months
Frantz J Jean  HOLLYWOOD, FL
Greetings,

My name is Frantz J Jean, from Pembroke Pines, Florida, and I am the President of Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc. KPP is a not-for-profit organization, which has as its mission to promote the development of the municipality of Port-a-Piment, a town located in Southwest Haiti, with a population of 6,000. KPP has been working with its sister organization in Port-a-Piment for the last 6 years.

Port-a-Piment took a direct hit from Hurricane Matthew on the night of October 4th 2016. By all accounts, the devastation is extensive. Most houses have been destroyed, with the population living in the streets. The local hospital is overwhelmed with wounded patients, and many deaths have been reported from the outlying villages.

For us at KPP who have been working to improve the lives of our brothers and sisters in Port-a-Piment, it has been particularly painful to follow the latest developments. KPP stands ready to help rebuild lives.

Your donations will be earmarked to provide basic relief services such as food, potable water, tools, and to help repair damaged infrastructure. All funds will be channeled to the sister organization of KPP-Haiti.

Will you please help Port-a-Piment by making a contribution today?
The needs are tremendous. No amount is too big or too small.

Konbit Pou Potapiman Inc, is a 501c3 non profit organization, and your contribution is fully tax deductible as permitted by law.

KPP and the people of Port-a-Piment thank you for your generosity. We will forever be grateful.

For updates, please follow us at www.portapiment.com
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Update 5
Posted by Frantz Jean
17 days ago
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We have now reached the end of the collection process for the Konbit Pou Potapiman’s Hurricane relief fund.

We wish to thank all of you for your generous contributions. Your generosity made it possible to assist our brothers and sisters in Port-a-Piment to overcome some of the challenges they were faced with after hurricane Matthew.

Our journey has not ended. As a matter of fact, it has only begun. The needs continue to be tremendous and we hope you continue supporting us.
Please follow us at www.portapiment.com for more details on what we accomplished after hurricane Matthew and what we will be doing in the future.

Please support us by donating to:
Konbit Pou Potapiman, Inc
via Pay Pal at our internet site -
www.portapiment.com

Your support has made and will continue to make a difference in the community of Port-a-Piment, Haiti

Sincerely
Frantz J Jean
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Update 4
Posted by Frantz Jean
1 month ago
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01/11/17.- The KPP agricultural project in Jabouin is moving forward. More than 70% of the land targeted is ready for planting. Beans and corn seeds have been purchased and distributed to the farmers by representatives of Konbit Pou Potapiman.

Using the Konbit concept where all will work a tract of land before moving to the next one, more than 60 farmers are now planting the seeds of corn and bean under the guidance of the local agronomist and the technical agricultural expert. A portion of the land is being utilized to build garden beds for vegetables such as tomatoes, eggplants and peppers.
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Update 3
Posted by Frantz Jean
2 months ago
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12-13-2016.-As part of KPP’s commitment to help the commune of Port-a-Piment face a scarcity of food in the coming months, we initiated the agricultural Jabouin Project. Jabouin is a small village located at approximately 2 hours walking distance from the town of Port-a-Piment. Jabouin is known for its wide range of fertile land. Hurricane Matthew of last October dealt a devastating blow to the agricultural life of the village and its inhabitants. Its 92 family homes were destroyed; all crops and animals were wiped out.

The project aims to avert or minimize the shortage of food that will happen if no action is taken..

In Jabouin, KPP representatives met a number of peasants/ land owners willing to work together to reconstruct their lives, their community and to contribute to the other communes in the area.

Accompanied by an agricultural expert, KPP members held meetings with more than 60 peasants and land owners. The peasants expressed their concerns which mainly centered on the fact that their fields were destroyed and they now lack the means to start over. A decision was made to grow corn and beans.

Using the Konbit concept where all will work a tract of land before moving to the next one; the peasants are now cleaning their fields (a total of about 10 acres of land) which soon will be ready for planting.

Seeds and fertilizer will be provided by KPP under the supervision of the local agronomist. The peasants are hoping for a harvest in the next 4 to 5 months.

We thank each and everyone of you who contributed to make this project a reality. Please follow us online via www.portapiment.com for more updates
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Update 2
Posted by Frantz Jean
3 months ago
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11/25/16.-The schools of Port-a-Piment were not spared by the fury of Hurricane Matthew. When the authorities set November 7th for schools to reopen, they were unable to do so. KPP sprang into action by ordering the materials necessary to get the kids back into their classrooms.
Thanks to your donations, we have been able to hire workers to clean the "Ecole Notre Dame du Rosaire" of the debris left by Hurricane Matthew. Blackboards, Student desks, chairs, gallons of paint and other equipment were distributed to the remaining schools.
As of today, 6 out of 8 schools have reopened their doors. ...more on www.portapiment.com
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Raised by 124 people in 4 months
Created October 6, 2016
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