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Phase I: Communications Uplinks
Many populations in remote areas are without dependable communications to support humanitarian on-site programs, or distance contact with remote supporters. LFH partners will develop an easily installed and operated robust communications core utilizing a satellite uplink to facilitate telemedicine, educational, commerical and artistic programs.
Phase II: Community Infrastructure
LFH partners will contribute their expertise, wealth and capabilities to develop micro-community centers that include vocational schools, arts/cultural centers, medical clinics built around LFH communications centers. Working with private sector partners and NGOs, LFH will help finance infrastrucure and support on-going partnerships to create markets for art and music, goods, training and other vital connections.
Phase III: Build-Out
Each project undertaken by LFH will anticipate a build-out stage, where private sector partners can build and sell homes, shops and other commercially attractive enterprises that use sustainable building materials and create jobs for the local population. LFH arranges investment insurance, both government and private, to make the investment attractive to potential partners. LFH will also help create locally governed credit cooperative to administer the titling, lending and administration of land/home sales including Sharia-compliant models.
About League For Hope
LFH works with non-governmental institutions, faith-based groups and the private sector to craft realistic programs that deliver not only humanitarian services but also micro-credit and employment opportunities by structuring reasonable profit models for the services provide by the private sector partners. LFH role is to form and promote these locally governed partnerships through municipal and regional governments, build core communications and infrastructure hubs using environmentally renewable or sensitive methods, and then bring together leaders from all sectors to provide local governance of the cooperatives and related services to ensure long-term economic, cultural and social viability.
The League is open to those who believe that direct person-to-person connections play an important role in reducing potential local or regional conflicts between peoples of differeing religious, policital and social beliefs. Building relationships by those fortunate to have the ability and means can create hope and opportunity through direct human diplomacy.
LFH raises operational funds from private donors to cover the cost of developing and building the partnerships essential to the formation of the cooperatives. LFH has a core group of experienced and often retired experts to help develop and guide the program development, providing most of their time voluntarily but being compensated for their direct expenses and a commensurate per diem for their time. LFH has a small staff that maintains the programs and provides administrative and fundraising services. LFH board of directors and officers have many years experience in the financial, regulatory, governmental and public policy arenas, and will provide the overall guidance and governance for the programs. Meet some of the LFH team:
Jeb Carney - Chairman & President
David Pollack has spent a career working with state and federal governments and local municipalities in community development. A retired division director for the Housing and Urban Development Agency in Washington, D.C., Mr. Pollack is utilizing his expertise to manage new programs that build public/private partnerships in support of new community development projects, and serves as an advisor to several non-profit organizations. Mr. Pollack is an attorney and a Navy veteran.
Michael J. Gillette - Director & Treasurer
Rosalie J. Wyatt - Program Director
Luis Sousa is an attorney practicing in Lisbon, Portugal. After a successful career as a computer engineer starting and running Criterium Corporation in Portugal, he has opened his legal practice that includes corporate and investment compliance. A world runner and humanitarian, he has helped organize a number of marathons and continues to provide assistance and counsel for humanitarian projects.
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