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Second Quarter, 2009


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A Letter from the Directors
Dear Friends,
Both globally and locally, the problems afflicting the world which inspired us to found InterIntel have not shown signs of disappearing. Factors attributed to causing global climate change continue to intensify, while the global financial crisis has only made economic matters worse for the poorest of the poor…

InterIntel’s Matching Gifts Drive
Frontier Utilities, an electricity provider based in Houston, Texas, has pledged $25,000 to help sponsor InterIntel’s clean energy store in Les Anglais, Haiti. We’re raising an additional $25,000 in our matching gifts drive, which lasts until July 1, 2009, to help fund our reforestation project and our other projects in Haiti…

Bringing Clean Energy to Rural Haiti
“Jolie! Tres jolie!” Enthusiastic cries of “very nice!” is how people in the community of Les Anglais, Haiti responded to using a solar-powered LED table lamp during InterIntel’s December, 2008 visit. Four months later, InterIntel Co-Director Dan Schnitzer returned with two advisors: Dr. Bob Lange of the International Collaborative on Science, Education and the Environment, and Dr. Robert Van Buskirk of Village Projects International…

Solving the Haitian Deforestation Paradox
“…the country is left today with less than half of its wood stock of 1982. If such trends were to be continued without any corrective actions, it is not pessimistic to forecast complete depletion of that resource in a very near future.” There is no mincing of words in this harrowing and blunt statement from the Haitian government’s most recent Energy Sector Development Plan…

The Rebranding of InterIntel
Since its inception in February, 2009, InterIntel has grown rapidly - our team has expanded, our projects have taken root, and our vision has focused. Much of our recent progress has been achieved not alone, but rather through significant collaboration with community organizations in Haiti and through the support of our generous donors and patrons…