The State of Qatar Invests $1,890,945 to Support Haiti’s Future and Sustainability During Hope for Haiti Annual Event

Naples, Florida, October 21, 2019- Nearly ten years after a catastrophic earthquake struck Haiti, and amid months of protests and unrest in-country, The State of Qatar announced a $1,890,945 donation during Hope for Haiti’s annual Harvesting Hope Event in Stamford, CT. The significant donation will come from the Qatar Haiti Fund and will impact the lives of 300,000 Haitians through Hope for Haiti’s programs designed to improve access to quality healthcare, clean drinking water, and education.

“Given the current challenges Haiti is facing, we are humbled by this incredible donation that will directly support the Haitian people,” said Skyler Badenoch, Hope for Haiti CEO. “Thanks to the support from the State of Qatar, Hope for Haiti will be able to improve the quality of life for Haitian children, parents and grandparents. It’s incredibly important for the success of our mission that the support from the Qatar Haiti Fund goes directly to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly as communities in Haiti are currently challenged by fuel shortages, a rising cost of living, and a lack of access to education and healthcare.”

“The partnership agreement with Hope for Haiti is part of a decade-long commitment by the State of Qatar to the People of Haiti,” said His Excellency Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to the United States, “Through the Qatar Haiti Fund, we are proud to partner with Hope for Haiti in support of their important work, and we hope this gift also serves as a symbol of solidarity from the People of Qatar to show that Haiti is not forgotten and not without hope.”

In the spirit of transparency and accountability, Hope for Haiti will procure the service of the external auditing firm CapinCrouse, and guarantees that 100% of the funds from donations are accounted for and used to directly improve the quality of life in Haiti. Hope for Haiti also provides all audited financial statements and tax returns since 2010 on its website. To make a donation to Hope for Haiti’s programs, visit www.hopeforhaiti.com.

About Hope for Haiti:

Hope for Haiti is a Naples, Florida, based 501(c)(3) charitable organization with the mission to improve the quality of life for the Haitian people, particularly children. Building upon 30 years of experience, Hope for Haiti works in five core program areas (Education, Healthcare, Water, Infrastructure and Economy) to connect, heal and empower communities in the Greater South of Haiti.  Hope for Haiti is a 4-star rated charity by Charity Navigator and is a participant at the Platinum Level through the GuideStar Exchange, two leading independent evaluators recognizing the organization’s transparency and careful stewardship of donor resources.

About The State of Qatar

Qatar is an independent state in the southern Arabian Gulf. It has a population of approximately 2.7 million people, the majority of whom live in and around Doha, the capital. Diplomatic relations with the United States were established in 1972; in the same year, Qatar’s first diplomatic mission in Washington, D.C. opened. The relationship between the two countries has always been friendly, highly productive and reciprocal. Qatar is home to many Americans, and the United States is both Qatar’s largest foreign investor and its largest source of imports. Qatar-U.S. relations are growing continuously in multiple areas: economic, political, military, educational and cultural. Qatar is a close ally of the United States and a strong advocate of building a peaceful, prosperous and stable Middle East. Qatar has provided significant humanitarian and development assistance to countries around the world, including the United States.

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