Tell us about your partnerships
The key to success in international development is creating a functional growing network where every participating organization and every program benefits through the interconnected matrix. FdS is open-source, transparent and triple-bottom-line -People/Planet/Profit. FdS collaborates with non-profits, corporations, government agencies, educational institutions, artists, innovators and activists toward improving the environment and society. A true Hybrid Network, we form close working relationships with for-profits, NGOs, etc. to work together to improve ecological and social environments.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
FdS is reaching out to network with organizations interested in eco-cookstoves and/or carbon financing throughout the Caribbean. The FdS charter is to create scalable ecological / social benefit throughout Haiti and the DR. The FdS methodology will gradually transform Anse-a-Pitre, Haiti into a model ecological village, virtually free of the risk factors for ALRI and Perinatal Mortality. FdS will follow with a gradual project roll-out, across the Southern Peninsula of Haiti, and then north along the border region and through Port-A-Prince, replicating the process, one region at a time.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
Most developmental efforts are by organizations and agencies that are based only temporarily in the countries they are working to serve. FdS is permanently located in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. We live and work with the local populations, and are thus, uniquely familiar with the cultures and people. The US and other further developed countries have extensive ecological technologies to offer. The DR has airports, highways, seaports that can benefit local development. Haiti has carbon credit potential that could generate millions of developmental dollars to improve people's health. The multi-country solution is best. The triple-bottom-line design of FdS and our open-source outreach have succeeded in dozens of active mutually-beneficial partnerships, and our network is always growing.
Please elaborate on any needs or offers you have mentioned above and/or suggest categories of support that aren't specified within the list
Fuego del Sol provides business development and land-ownership verification services in both the DR and Haiti. If you are considering locating anywhere on Hispaniola, please contact FdS first. The extensive services we offer are outlined at www.dominicanconsulting.net. We are also seeking partnerships in our ecological cookstove program. We have created the market, now let's make it grow together.