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Episcopal Diocese of Upper SC LogoThe Episcopal Diocese of Upper South Carolina was created in 1922 and comprises 27,000 members and 62 congregations in the Upstate (northwestern) and Midlands regions of South Carolina. Dr. Earl Burch, the Diocese's appointed Haitian Partner communicates in Haiti and through World Mission Outreach meetings with various individual churches and staff to assist in the development of the Cange library. Website:

Zanmi Lasante Haiti LogoZanmi Lasante Haiti/Partners in Health (PIH) provides a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, PIH strives to achieve two goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. After building 9 hospitals in Haiti's Central Plateau, in 2003 PIH opened Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, a training hospital for medical residents. Zamni Lasante administrators additionally work directly with PILH to supervise the librarian. Website:

FOKAL LogoThe Fondation Connaissance et Liberté /Fondasyon Konesans Ak Libète (Foundation for Knowledge and Liberty), FOKAL, was created in 1995. Today it is a well-recognized national foundation supported mainly by Open Society Foundations. FOKAL has chosen to target populations that are most apt to become agents for change in Haitian society: children and youth, civil society and grassroots associations, and historically marginalized sectors--offering a large spectrum of activities in the fields of education, arts and culture, and development. FOKAL has provided advice numerous times about the growth of the Cange Library and has trained its librarians. Website:

Clemson University LogoClemson University Computer Department professionals refurbished 9 computers, provided screens and equipment, and shipped these items to Cange for the Library's computer laboratory.


Library without Borders LogoLibraries Without Borders/ Bibliothèques sans Frontières is "Putting Information in the Hands of the World." It is an organization formed in February 2005 by a group of socially-minded librarians who wanted to address the vast information resource inequity existing among different regions of the world. Its vision is to build sustainable libraries and support their custodians and advocates — librarians. Specifically, PILH has received librarian and teacher training in sharing picture books and a lovely 80-book collection of Kreyòl and Haitian picture books. Website:

UNICEF LogoUNICEF Early Childhood Development interventions cut across all UNICEF program areas. By systematically and critically employing a number of proven evidence-based strategies, working across sectors and with partners, utilizing innovative communication channels, building on local strengths and needs, using scientific knowledge and linking services to existing interventions, UNICEF is able to reach communities, parents, families, caregivers and, most of all, children. In 2011, UNICEF provided 21 Early Childhood Kits to Cange and remote preschools.

Alliance Francaise of Upstate LogoAlliance Française du Piedmont/The Alliance Française of the Upstate. L'Alliance Française is a worldwide non-profit organization. L'Alliance Française du Piedmont is a chapter devoted to spreading the language and culture of France in the Upstate of South Carolina. The Alliance assists PILH by translating documents to French, collecting new and gently used French books, and aiding in recruiting translators for work trips.

Nouvel Elan is a South Carolina non-profit organization made up of Haitian professionals of many fields. It is working alongside its supporters with one goal in mind: to help bring Haiti into a new age. Nouvel Elan provides PILH advice on Haitian culture and Kreyòl and French translations.

Legrand Bakery LogoLegrand Bakery is owned by the French baker Emmanuel Legrand whose creations are sweet and very diversified, from Crescent rolls to Parisian breads, as well as American cookies. The bakery prominently displays PILH brochures and has a collection box for French books for clientele. Website:

Other French PILH friends of Upper South Carolina who help us regularly with our project by announcing our needs for translators, library supplies and French books.