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edwin r. lynch commented on Thomas F. Luce's blog post COOPERATIVES - THE THIRD WAY - CHRH
"thanks for info would like to contact main player in order to get an understanding  of where they are and  where they want to go Am interested in funding with the aim to reinvest all profits from the investment into the co-op with the main…"
Sep 4, 2015
Thomas F. Luce commented on Thomas F. Luce's blog post COOPERATIVES - THE THIRD WAY - CHRH
"Wow! Edwin, you have brought me back 5 years to the time when I actually believed I could be part of something that would make a difference.  That project--beautiful still as I re-read it here--fell apart totally before the earthquake. …"
Sep 4, 2015
edwin r. lynch commented on Thomas F. Luce's blog post COOPERATIVES - THE THIRD WAY - CHRH
"hi tom           Would like to talk to you about your goals in Haiti have see the impact of NGO and am not very pleased .please call me to discuss ,I have an interest in help in the chicken production ,…"
Sep 4, 2015
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Coops to Education

My efforts at helping a network of coops develop in Haiti has come to an abrupt end.   I now coordinate a scholarship program for 100 students in Grand Ravine, Port-Au-Prince.  See this program at http://haitischolarships.weebly.comSee More
May 29, 2015
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Thomas F. Luce posted a blog post

COOPERATIVES - THE THIRD WAY - CHRH

Note: this is not a sales pitch by an NGO. It is a call for all interested people invested in Haiti to consider a new way to support Haitians for the long term, cooperatively, for basic human rights. CHRH- Cooperatives for Human Rights In Haiti by Tom Luce, President of Hurah, Inc. mailto://president@hurah.orgTHE THIRD WAY is what some people call the cooperative movement. My human rights group, along with several other partners, is supporting a network…See More
Dec 3, 2010
Thomas F. Luce and Mike Mahowald are now friends
Nov 27, 2010
Thomas F. Luce commented on Thomas F. Luce's blog post COOPERATIVE BANK?
"Hi Mike, microcredit is clearly fulfilling a primary need, but as the NYT article sort of touches on, there is something more than micro. It speaks of "for-profit" banks. I'm not familiar with FONKOZE's "for-profit"…"
Nov 22, 2010
Mike Mahowald left a comment for Thomas F. Luce
"Welcome Tom, I am happy to see someone from Berkley on Haiti Reconstruction who cares for Haiti. I hope you can share this information with others, comment or critisize and contribute your knowledge to help others. Our Members will make a difference…"
Nov 22, 2010
Mike Mahowald commented on Thomas F. Luce's blog post COOPERATIVE BANK?
"Hi Tom, thanks for joining our site! I liked the article by the NYT so I posted it. I have heard a lot of Fonkose and use it often for transfering money. I personally have not heard of BHD or KIVA while I have been in Haiti, but that doesn't…"
Nov 22, 2010
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Nov 22, 2010
Thomas F. Luce posted a blog post

COOPERATIVE BANK?

Hello, I'm new to Haiti Reconstruction so I haven't followed your page on "Bank&Infrastructure Needs". My question is has anyone here heard of the Banque Haitienne De Développement" (BHD)?This was a cooperative bank, 51% owned by cooperatives beginning back in 1999. This was an innovation in a time when microcredit-caisses populaires had alrady been set in motion. The idea of the BHD was what I've caught here briefly and in the NYT's article Can Microlending Save Haiti? Doesn't Haiti's poor…See More
Nov 22, 2010
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Nov 22, 2010

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Why do you want to join Haiti Reconstruction?
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http://haitischolarships.weebly.com

Thomas F. Luce's Blog

Coops to Education

My efforts at helping a network of coops develop in Haiti has come to an abrupt end.   I now coordinate a scholarship program for 100 students in Grand Ravine, Port-Au-Prince.  See this program at http://haitischolarships.weebly.com

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 1:49pm

COOPERATIVES - THE THIRD WAY - CHRH

Note: this is not a sales pitch by an NGO. It is a call for all interested people invested in Haiti to consider a new way to support Haitians for the long term, cooperatively, for basic human rights.



CHRH- Cooperatives for Human Rights In Haiti by Tom Luce, President of Hurah, Inc.… Continue

Posted on December 3, 2010 at 8:00pm — 3 Comments

COOPERATIVE BANK?

Hello, I'm new to Haiti Reconstruction so I haven't followed your page on "Bank&Infrastructure Needs". My question is has anyone here heard of the Banque Haitienne De Développement" (BHD)?



This was a cooperative bank, 51% owned by cooperatives beginning back in 1999. This was an innovation in a time when microcredit-caisses populaires had alrady been set in motion. The idea of the BHD was what I've caught here briefly and in the NYT's article Can Microlending Save Haiti? Doesn't… Continue

Posted on November 22, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 8:35pm on November 22, 2010, Mike Mahowald said…
Welcome Tom, I am happy to see someone from Berkley on Haiti Reconstruction who cares for Haiti. I hope you can share this information with others, comment or critisize and contribute your knowledge to help others. Our Members will make a difference and can help Haiti become the pearl it once was.
Thanks Mike

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