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 all of our 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, 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.
4. What was your response to the earthquake?
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. Due to our knowledge of the country, we were contracted by a large humanitarian aid organization to enter Port-au-Prince as part of the initial responders and to perform an aid assessment. Because of our profound affection for the Haitian people, our hearts were deeply grieved. Over the next year-and-a-half, we assisted and coordinated relief efforts, such as a micro-nutrient feeding program for over 6,000 children. 100 percent of all contributions designated for earthquake relief went to that intended purpose.
5. How is ISA unique?
There are thousands of mission and NGO organizations currently operating in Haiti, many providing vital services, and 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 moment 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.
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