Be Aware: Haiti and its ‘so-called’ NGOs

9 Oct

img_0094Haiti has once again hit with another catastrophe, hurricane Matthew. A hurricane that left many people killed, homeless, ruined from all their crops and livestock- a “no exit” situation.

Will Haiti ever catch a break? From hurricane Jeanne in 2004- one of the deadliest hurricanes in the Caribbean, that killed approximately 3000 people from Gonaives alone, a commune in northern part of Haiti. Hurricane Jeanne caused many devastating floods and mudslides. Four years later, in 2008, hurricane Gustav, Hanna and Ike once again hit Haiti.

And when we thought we have been through it all; then, 2010’s earthquake happened. A large scale of earthquake that struck down the island, killing over 160,000 of people and leaving many injured, physically and mentally. For the past six years, we, Haitians, have struggled to rebuild our country- most importantly, rebuilding our mental selves. A process that seems like taking eternity!

Though as a Christian, I find myself questioning whether God has forgotten about us. Enough is enough! We may have the strongest bones but we are running out of strength. This too is much to bear!img_9714

This time, we are dealing with the impact of hurricane Matthew. And as I go through many social network pages, I have seen may people who are urging others to pray and donating to the people of Haiti. I thank you for my people, in advance.

As grateful I am to the ones who have already donated, I am hoping that everyone’s penny, every item that has contributed, goes directly to the people who are in needs. Haiti has gone though so many phases, that people, Haitians and non-Haitians sometimes use the situation to make a living for themselves, so unfortunate but it is the reality that we are facing.

I am urging and begging that you to please donate to an organization that YOU can trust. Donate to organizations that have the affected people as their best interest.

Sometimes I think many non-profit organizations pray for bad things to happen to Haiti so they can benefit from it. Do your research before donating. Too many people are in needs for your donation not to go the people who deserve it. I could think of so many “not to donate” non-profits, but I will let you figure them out. For instance, think of the Red Cross who raised half of a billion dollars for Haiti after the earthquake and only six houses were built. Six houses! The Red Cross isn’t the only organization making a living on poor Haitians’ back. So please, research and do MORE RESEARCH before donating!

Thank you!

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2 Responses to “Be Aware: Haiti and its ‘so-called’ NGOs”

  1. Shelly October 9, 2016 at 8:34 pm #

    Do you know any TRUSTED organizstions?

  2. mickyknowsnaples October 11, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    Hi MC. I love your points in this blog. You are absolutely right. People should definitely do some deep research before they donate money to any organization. The needs of the affected people have to be the prime focus of the organization. Thank you for sharing.

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