As we commemorate the one year anniversary of the devastating earthquake in Haiti, we thought it would be interesting to engage in a conversation with the leader of an NGO that has been doing work there since the early 1990’s.
“For Haiti to be a developed country”, that is what drives the work of Dale and Haiti Outreach. Sustainable development is more than a buzz word for Dale and his group. During our conversation you’ll hear about Haiti Outreach’s work and Dale’s hope for the future of this country he has come to love.
If you are interest in getting involved, please visit their website.
About Dale Snyder
Dale Snyder, Haiti Outreach Executive Director: Dale has been involved in Haiti since 1990. He helped found the nonprofit organization in 1990 that was renamed and reorganized as Haiti Outreach in 1997. He has been on the board of directors of that organization until he resigned to take up the position of Executive Director in 2002.
A former business owner, Dale has an MBA from the Carlson School of Business at the University of Minnesota. He manages all the activities of Haiti Outreach, including fundraising, from the office in Minnetonka, MN. He also leads groups of people to Haiti.
About Haiti Outreach
We were started in 1997 by a group of volunteers in Minnesota and a young man from New York state who moved to Haiti eight years earlier, when he was 23 years old, and stayed to make a difference. Beginning with just one half-time employee in Haiti, Haiti Outreach now has 37 employees, 34 of which live there. Since then, we raised almost $7 million to work with the people of Haiti to create sustainable projects that improve their lives. Because our board of directors make donations that cover most of our administrative and fundraising expenses, 95 – 100% of all other contributions go directly for our community development programs in Haiti.
More information available at Haiti Outreach.