Long-Term Sustainable Aid to Local Non-profits and Victims
Our priority is to provide direct aid, materials, and services to recipients in need; technical advisement and capacity building for local non-profit organizations; and advocacy for local professionals working to alleviate poverty and suffering, with special concern for those in rural areas in America and abroad.
We do not waste money. All is direct aid passed through to the people and local implementing non-profit organizations. This Direct Aid to the people has become a grassroots movement to make more service happen for more people in the shortest timeframe as possible from the time a disaster hits.
AOMAA is always happy to receive earmarked donations and grants to help us do this work. Now five years after the tsunami we are able to say our collaboration with the IBU Foundation has provided services to over 500,000 recipients for approximately 4 million dollars, unheard of cost efficiency. We will use this model in rural areas of Haiti.
Help local non-profits in Haiti - Donate
On the morning of January 12, 2010, an earthquake struck with a Richter Scale of 7.0. Lasting only a few seconds, the quake caused the worst collapse of infrastructure ever to have occurred in modern times leaving the government and services to the people at a standstill. As the stories emerged of those buried in the rubble in Port au Prince due to the collapse of state buildings, hotels full of travelers, and the hospital, our empathy was stirred. Public health, the UN, governments, development agencies and non-profit organizations like AOMAA have all joined hands to respond as best we are able.
AOMAA's mission is to support local non-profits that wish to become implementing partners to the donor organizations that are international in scope. Having helped to build the IBU Foundaiton in Indonesia after the tsunami, we are looking forward to working with talented young professionals in Haiti, using some of the wisdom of the sucessful model there, and best practices learned, to respond to real needs of real people. Mobile medical teams, outfitting a field hospital and setting up rural clinics to support the exodus of people from the disaster areas are worthy goals we would like to accomplish.