Limited Excess Property Program (LEPP)/ Haiti
Haiti has historically been plagued by social instability, extreme poverty, deforestation, erosion of top soil, and disaster susceptibility. Due to the destruction of agricultural assets, fuel shortages, damage to port roads, and an increase of food prices, thus creating over 2 million people in need of aid in Haiti. Currently around 60% of the food eaten in Haiti is imported, making it highly vulnerable to external price shocks. Since the earthquake in 2010 many people are still lacking basic amenities such as shelter, food, water and medical assistance. With the help of USAID we have been able to build up a new Haiti. The Limited Excess Property Program (LEPP) provides us in acquiring excess property for use in development, relief, and rehabilitation programs and project in Haiti.
Excess inventory that LEPP can acquire consists of medical supplies, construction equipment, disaster relief aid: blankets, first aid kits, portable radios, wash kits, and tents. In the last 12 months LEPP has shipped to Haiti defibrillators, monitors, battery chargers, suction apparatus, and surgical tables. Project Medishare Haiti, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Dr.'s Barth Green and Arthur Fournier from the University of Miami, Miller School or Medicine. They are committed to saving lives and rebuilding hope for Haiti and have been able to treat more than 180,00 people annually in Haiti. Another Local partner that is in collaboration with reaching our project goals is Harvest International, together we work on distributing relief through the existing platforms of schools, medical clinics, chapels, community shelters, and orphanages. Beneficiaries affected by natural disasters such as the series of hurricanes in 2008-2009 season have been provided with medicine and disaster relief items, reaching the needs of some 6,500 persons daily.
- Humanitarian Aid