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by Jennifer Mishler
Categories: Causes, People
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Photo: Clinton Bush Haiti Fund

The Clinton Bush Haiti Fund was created by former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in order to help Haiti recover from the devastating earthquake that struck the country in January 2010. Since then, the nonprofit has focused on creating job opportunities and economic stability in Haiti. The website says, “We work to support the Haitian people’s efforts to rebuild their own country. Thus, any success realized by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund is not ours, but theirs.”

Now, the nonprofit has given $1.5 million. According to the Huffington Post, the donation comes in three grants meant to strengthen Haiti’s hotel and technology industries and education. A $264,000 grant was given to the Oasis Foundation in order to train individuals in hospitality to work in hotels. Another grant of $914,000 was given to Quisqueya University to educate and train business leaders. A grant of $285,000 will be given to EducaTech, a company that provides computers, equipment and training.

Several big name celebrities have also donated to the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund since it was founded, including Leonardo DiCaprio and George Clooney.

About Jennifer Mishler

Jennifer Mishler is a writer, and a vegan and animal activist. When she's not writing, you can often find her volunteering or advocating for animal, environmental and human rights causes. Along with writing for Ecorazzi, she has contributed writing for nonprofits like Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, and enjoys blogging. She resides in the Washington, DC area (and loves all the vegan food it has to offer). Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jennygonevegan.

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  • http://twitter.com/Winafish Remy Chevalier

    You’d think these two would be at each other’s throats, but hey, it’s for a good cause, and we all know they’re both members of the same secret organizations!