BUILDING A MULTI-SERVICE FACILITY
The foundation wishes to build a major facility, which will enable us to generate enough capital to foster our programs—an arena, a soccer stadium, a recreation center, and a lecture hall. To have any significant change in Haiti requires so much work which are cost effective. We have noticed that many organizations have failed to reach their ultimate goal simply due to a lack to adequate funding and planning. Some others simply think “too small,” hoping to build our communities in part; whether it be potable water, deliberate foreign investments, or sanitation. They often believe a couple of thousands of dollars may be enough to have “change.” But it’s only laughable. However, sadly so, there are tons of organizations which the public deem untrustworthy and malignant; therefore our community chooses to contribute less, if anything at all, to fundraisers.
For that reason, we would like to generate revenue through the above means rather than ultimately going out and scare the public with our high demands. Once we are economically self-reliant we will no longer bother our friends for financial help, since the center will generate adequate revenues to keep the programs going. But we would like to beg those who care to supports us, since progress will not be had unless it is through collaboration of our compatriots for now.
Generally, the ultimate reason to set up and organization is to pursue long term success, which requires constant flow of capital. Most who donate only do it once; therefore success is uncertain unless the foundation general her own funds; otherwise it will all become stagnant. Unfortunately, to have successful change anywhere in Haiti (which will reverse the social maladies we have thus far experienced) requires millions, if not billions, of dollars. Any efforts to raise millions of dollars (in one shot) in a short period of time is almost impossible, unless that organization very prominent. But Haiti is running out of time; we are at the state of emergency—something has to be done now!