Mangrove Fund

Mangrove Fund is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 to fund Haitian grassroots groups That initiate and supporting sustainable community development projects in rural Haiti. Its administrative costs are absorbed by its Board of Directors and it is all-volunteer. [1]

Mission statement

“To help Haitians build better lives for themselves and their communities by funding efforts and organizations that provide training, tools, and support to the local population with the goal of achieving sustainable and sustainable solutions. Haiti, lack of education, poor community development, lack of sanitation, and poverty. ” [2]


Mangrove Fund was founded in 2007 in Portland, Oregon by Peter Galen, Pierznik Bill, Mary Pierznik, and Josh Smith in response to the extreme poverty of Haiti, specifically rural Haiti.


In 2008 Mangrove Fund provided to a Haitian grassroots organization, Vwa Ayiti, “The Voice of Haiti,” to help sanitation development, water purification , and medical outreach in rural communities. The monies enabled the purchase and installation of composting toilets. [3] Other projects include support of the Zanmite Artists’ Center on the Haitian island of Lagonav , 45 miles from the Haitian mainland. [4]

Earthquake response

The Fund has intensified its fundraising efforts since the January 12, 2010 Haiti earthquake . [5] A fundraising campaign, “Coins for Haiti,” was begun by Richelor Pierznik, in Portland, Oregon, for the sake of the Haitian orphanages. [6]


  1. Jump up^ Official Website: About Mangrove Fund
  2. Jump up^ Mission Statement
  3. Jump up^ Projects
  4. Jump up^ Projects
  5. Jump up^ News Room, Haverford College. “Responding to the crisis in Haiti” . Haverford College , Haverford, Pennsylvania . Retrieved 2010-01-18 .
  6. Jump up^ Terry, Lynne. “Portland-area groups scramble to get help to Haiti” . The Oregonian , Portland, Oregon . Retrieved 2010-01-18 .

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