BENEFITING: Fonkoze USA
In conjunction with the 4th Annual MIT Lincoln Laboratory Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Luncheon, the Lincoln Laboratory Employees African-American Network (LEAN) is coordinating a fund raiser to benefit Fonkoze, a Haitian nonprofit organization aimed at alleviating rural poverty in Haiti.
Please visit Fonkoze's website for more information: www.fonkoze.org. Please note that you can donate directly on Fonkoze's website to avoid fees on crowdrise.com.
Here is what your Fonkoze donation can help support:
$1,500 Can provide a rural Haitian family with the means to lift themselves out of extreme poverty through Fonkoze's 18-month Chemen Lavi Miyo ("Road to a Better Life") program.
$500 Can teach 7 women to read and write in our literacy program
$250 Can build a home and latrine for one family
$100 Can purify water for 100 families for 30 days
$50 Can provide 2 women with a microfinance loan in Fonkoze's Ti Kredi ("little credit") program