Haiti is suffering from disaster, and lacks the resources to recover, in part because of their debt to the IMF.
The work ahead to recover from this tragedy is immense. So here's our goal: $890 million for Haiti. That's how much Haiti owes to the International Monetary Fund, the Inter-American Development Bank, and a handful of others. As Haiti begins to rebuild we can help by lifting this debt.
Sign the petition below to ask Haiti's creditors to act quickly and cancel Haiti's debts.
And speaking of debt: Here's a petition to ask US Credit Card companies to absorb the transaction fee for charitable donations for Haiti. When Americans donate to charity with their credit cards, in some cases they keep 3% of the donation as a "transaction fee," even though that's far more than it costs them to process the donation.
Can you sign this petition to the CEOs of the major credit card companies demanding that they waive their processing fees for all charitable donations? Clicking here will add your name.
The credit card companies are trying to get ahead of this story, announcing they will temporarily waive the fees they charge on some Haiti-related charitable contributions for the next 6 weeks. But many emergency donations to Haiti will still get hit with hefty bank fees. (To give a sense of how limited the exemption is, Doctors Without Borders isn't on any of the publicly available lists of charities that won't be charged fees.)
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