Update #1

Konbit for Port-à-Piment

October 09, 2008
Dear citizens and friends of Port-à-Piment,



This is just to give you an update on our fund raising activities. You may be interested to know that so far, we have raised $2900.00 with our Konbit For Port-à-Piment. All donated checks have been mailed to GIPPN in Haiti for deposit at the ‘Banque Nationale de Credit’ as expected.

Meanwhile, we are awaiting the official cleanup project budget plan from the Port-à-Piment Mayor Office.Konbit for Port-a-Piment’s official representative, Mr. Edwin Emile, in Port-à-Piment is working closely with the authorities to ensure a smooth and effective process.

We are moving closer to our goal and we want you to know that we couldn’t do it without you. We will continue to keep you informed.

Thank you.

Frantz J. Jean[fj]


Konbit for Port-à-Piment

Dear citizens and friends of Port-a-Piment,

We have all been deeply affected by the human tragedy, flooding and destruction of our motherland Haiti from hurricanes Fay, Gustav and Hanna. As a Port-à-Pimentais, the impact is personal.Pictures received from the locals in the aftermath of Hurricane Hanna are heart-wrenching. Debris is clogging our streets. Dormant water spread all over town is a source of contamination and constitutes a serious health hazard that must be dealt with immediately.With scare resources at his disposal, the mayor is overwhelmed by the challenge and needs assistance.

Many of you have asked what you can do to help.Our answer is simple: let’s join hands to act in this unfortunate situation and show that we care by mounting a wide fundraising effort: Konbit for Port-à-Piment. We cannot think of a more appropriate theme to unite our efforts to help the city face the immediate challenge of removing the debris left in the aftermath of the Gran Pass–Gran Rivyè flooding. 

We are working closely with our local association, Group Initiative Pour un Port-à-Piment Nouveau [GIPPN] to facilitate all transfers to the “Mairie de Port-à-Piment”.The funds collected will be earmarked for sanitizing our streets by freeing them of debris and dormant water which pose the most immediate threat.

Please contribute by writing a check made payable to “GIPPN”.Send it to the following address:

In USA :
Frantz J Jean

Thank you,

Frantz J Jean

Danie Lubin

*GIPPN is a non-profit organization duly registered and in good standing with Haiti Social Affairs Department.