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Clean energy for cooking in Haiti

$12,520 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 42 months
Help us help Haitian women & their families with affordable, clean-burning ethanol cookstoves & fuel.  

In Haiti charcoal and wood are the main fuels for cooking.  These are a poverty - respiratory disease - deforestation trap.  To help overcome this, PPAF, with D&E Green, a Haitian manufacturer, have designed and tested a locally-made, low-cost stove that burns high-proof Haitian sugar cane ethanol for fuel.  It is clean, efficient and welcomed by potential customers.  

While the country's trees disappear, Haiti's historic sugar industry is also in decline.  Most sugarcane is now distilled into a rustic rum at hundreds of small-scale antiquated distilleries.  We aim to  supply high-proof ethanol to our stoves by helping farmers and distillers improve and increase their production, and raise their output from beverage-grade to fuel.  

You can help achieve the next steps.  Your support will enable us to provide advice to  several distilleries, and provide equipment for a pilot and demonstration site for ethanol fuel.  Distillery owners will provide investment, and the fuel will be sold, but we need to initiate the process.

$15,000 will enable us to move forward, continue the work already begun. and set in motion the business plan we have developed.  Our efforts aim to promote small business by women and men, agriculture, employment, improved health and decreased deforestation.

After the current phase is accomplished, the project will scale up. Haiti has hundreds of thousands of potential customers for our innovation and we aim to reach a good number of them.

We are eager for your participation. All donations, large and small, will help reach the goals.  And please share this with your family and friends!
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Happy to report an additional $1,000 in this campaign, for a total of $12,500. Many thanks to all the supporters for contributing to help women, families and small businesses in Haiti.
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As of 6 pm New Year's Eve the campaign has raised $11,500 for the work in Haiti. Thanks to all for support!
Haiti stove team at D&E Green factory
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Dear Friends, As we come to year's end we hope you will join with a generous gift to help us reach the $15,000 goal! We are grateful for all those who have already assisted, and wish you a peaceful and healthy New Year.
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Dear friends, together we have now achieved two-thirds of our goal of $15,000, and we are able to announce that the challenge grant of $5,000 has been awarded. Thanks to everyone, and please tell friends, colleagues and families so this important work can go further. Very best for the holidays!!!!
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$12,520 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 32 people in 42 months
Created November 23, 2015
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