A big need that turned into an inspired idea.

We gave a little help to a non-profit that dreamed of being a big help to the people of Haiti.

Background

Established in 2010 after a devastating earthquake in Haiti, Starfysh is a grassroots movement of folks with the crazy notion that we can turn desperate poverty around and restore dignity and hope to the 100,000 residents of the small island of La Gonave, Haiti.

We were inspired to join them.

Solution

An identity that would capture people’s imagination and inspire them to get involved.

Understanding that no one can fix all Haiti’s problems, Starfysh decided to focus on one small island often called the forgotten Haiti. The name, logo, and communications materials used the Starfish Parable as inspiration: "I can’t save all the Starfish that have washed up on the beach, but I can save this one".

Starfysh has been able to build a following of people who provide both financial support and hands-on support in Haiti. The organization is now impacting entire villages in the area of agriculture, education, clean water, health services, and economic development. The communications materials provide transparency and constant feedback to supporters around the world, letting them see and experience the positive change happening throughout the villages of La Gonave, Haiti

What they've accomplished so far:

  1. Set up a mobile medical unit capable of taking medical/dental care to remote villages
  2. Established two village schools for pre-K to 6th grade
  3. Established LifeGarden, a research & teaching farm providing seedlings and training to local farmers
  4. Secured land for second LifeGarden campus on the island
  5. Provided hundreds of bio-sand water filters to local residents for in-home use
  6. Built water catchment and irrigation cisterns

Results

In just a few short years, Starfysh has been able to accomplish some extraordinary things thanks to the money raised and the support of work teams that have visited the island of La Gonave, Haiti.

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