Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are you tax-exempt?

Yes, the International Strategic Alliances, Inc. is a tax-exempt, non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, under the Internal Revenue Code, effective July 22, 2004.

 

2. Do you accept financial aid?

Yes, International Strategic Alliances is totally dependent upon the generosity of our partners and supporters.  Therefore, we greatly appreciate any donations to support our mission.

 

3. Is Haiti safe for Americans?                

In our 20 years working in Hispaniola, we have never encountered a situation when we felt our safety was in jeopardy. Haitians love Americans and embrace us with open arms and gratitude. With that being said, in recent days, Haiti has experienced a serious proliferation of gang activity in the capital city of Port-au-Prince. The safety and well-being of our team members is our primary concern when traveling. We take appropriate steps to secure it, from where we stay, where we go, and who we employ. Our security team is monitoring the situation and will advise us regarding future travel to the capital.

 

4. What was your response to the earthquakes?

The catastrophic earthquake of 2010 was and still is a defining moment in the history of Haiti—approximately 250,000 souls were lost and over a million people were rendered homeless. It was a defining moment in the history of ISA too. We ceased our regular operation to join the international disaster response effort. Because of our profound affection for the Haitian people, our hearts were deeply grieved, and over the next year-and-a-half, we assisted and coordinated relief efforts. 100 percent of all contributions designated for earthquake relief went to that intended purpose.

 

The 2021 earthquake wreaked havoc on the western portion of the island. ISA equipped and empowered Haitians to serve their brothers and sisters. Haitians Helping Haitians project provided comfort and care in neglected communities. Again, 100 percent of all contributions designated for earthquake relief went to that intended purpose.

 

5. How is ISA unique?

Thousands of mission and NGO organizations operate in Haiti and provide vital services. We have learned valuable lessons working alongside many of them. For ISA, our essential value is to strategically listen and thoughtfully collaborate with our Haitian brothers and sisters without forcing our cultural expectations and solutions on them in their moments of desperation. We prioritize our efforts with those who demonstrate a readiness to assume responsibility for their own successful outcomes, with those who will share their assets with the greater community, and on projects that have ongoing, life-giving sustainability.

 

Everyone affiliated with ISA is self-supporting, receiving no financial benefits from their service with our organization.

 

Still, have more questions?

Contact us directly.  We'd be happy to personally assist.

 

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