No Time For Poverty
Woodlake supports No Time For Poverty (NTFP), a St. Paul, MN-based non-profit run by Jeff and Michele Boston. NTFP has built a state-of-the-art pediatric hospital in a fairly remote area of southern Haiti. This area contains around 60,000 children who, prior to opening the hospital in 2012, had little to no access to health care. It is an amazing place, created against huge obstacles, and staffed completely by Haitians, many of whom had no training or employment before joining NTFP. Lives are being saved and enriched every day.
The Klinik Structure
The only pediatric facility in the southern region of Haiti, KTNY treats and serves between 80 and 100 children per day. A fee of 100 Haitian gourdes (approximately $2.50 USD) is charged for all services that may be required and an additional fee of 25 gourdes (approximately 63 cents) per medication is charged. No fee is charged for vaccinations, food supplementation, donated medications, or vitamins. No child is ever denied service for a family’s inability to pay.
The American Refugee Committee
Woodlake also supports The American Refugee Committee, a Minneapolis-based, internationally operating non-profit that is at the forefront of disaster relief and refugee management. Rated A+ by Charity Navigator, it is rated at the top of similar organizations around the world.
Founded in 1979, the American Refugee Committee International (ARC) is a humanitarian aid organization that works to help people take back control of their lives. ARC programs serve nearly 2.5 million people each year, providing health care, clean water, sanitation, shelter, gender-based violence prevention services, micro-enterprise development, disease prevention services, education, legal services, counseling, and repatriation assistance. We work in DRC, Rwanda, Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Pakistan, Thailand, Myanmar, Somalia, Syria, and Jordan. ARC works with its constituents as partners. Of its 2,000 employees, 95 percent are hired locally.