Introducing MoneyTrac

          Today we add a new feature, called MoneyTrac (See the bar graph at right).

          It’s an up-to-the-minute, color-coded look at how the money you’ve contributed is being used. Today’s graph, for example, shows that our project has spent just under $15,000 — to be exact,  $13,719. To date, donors have supported us with contributions that now total $51,225, a figure we hope will continue to increase as word about our mission spreads and supporters step forward.

          The graph shows that the bulk of spending so far ($8,027) has been for the purchase new equipment, which soon will be in the hands of journalists in Haiti. We’re finalizing plans for delivering the equipment — 20 computers, four cameras and half a dozen tents.

          The other spending covers administrative costs — basically a stipend for the coordinator — travel expenses and costs associated with Web development and promoting the project at meetings and conferences. 

           Our goal is to make sure that as much as possible of the money that is raised is used to give Haitian journalists the tools they need to hold onto their jobs, support their families and continue Haiti’s robust press  indpendence.

            MoneyTrac will be updated regularly to keep you informed.


3 responses to “Introducing MoneyTrac

  1. Abraham Pierre

    i think it’s very interesting to help the haitians journalists in a such way, I’m Abraham Pierre the best Miami Herald’s translator,and as i’m in touched with a lot of Journalists cause i spent a week at the DCPJ covering news with Catheline for the Herald, i think i can tell them about this interesting project and i can also be used as a translator cause most of the Haitian’s journalists don’t speak english or they just can make them selves understood, so if i’m useful for this project, please call me or write me
    Frenchie Robles told me about this project and i think she tells about me too and all of these are because i can be useful.
    language spoken: english, french, creole, spanish
    phone: 3886-0752/3924 -1492

    • It is, as you say, important for Haitian journalists to speak some English.
      So much of what is happening in Haiti is being carried out by people who speak little Creole or French. Journalists and translators like you can help bridge the gap.

  2. Abraham Pierre

    Imagine that, in this updated time a Haitian journalist is using a walkman so they record their records on cassettes and most of them are out of computer even a desktop which is less expensive in Haiti. so again i think this project is the solution to their problem.

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