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Natalie Portman Speaks Out About Haiti

Natalie Portman Speaks Out About Haiti

Natalie Portman has a call to action up today on the official website of FINCA, her charity initiative.

The 28-year-old actress has served as the Ambassador of Hope for the organization since 2004. Here’s what Nat had to share:

“The earthquakes that devastated Haiti this week only further the urgency of aid needed by this already-challenged nation. Haiti is a place where small loans can make a big difference.

“FINCA Haiti has always held a special place in my heart. Small loans make an enormous impact on the lives of Haitian women currently living on less than $3 a day. And now, more than ever, Haitian women need these capital inputs to help themselves recover from this tragedy in a sustainable way.

“As FINCA’s Ambassador of Hope, I am asking for your help. Please help FINCA Haiti provide the resources to our Village Banking clients so they can begin to get back on their feet and build anew. There has rarely been a more urgent need for generosity.

“Please give what you can, and I thank you for your continued support of FINCA programs around the world.

To learn more about how FINCA makes a difference, check out their official website or their Twitter.

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  • Prettigurlz

    Love nAtaliee but feel sorry for ppl in Haiti:((
    hope there okay there in my prayers

  • brightside

    Yes, she’s beautiful, can act and isn’t obese, wearing a dress to die for, and using her celebrity to promote good causes. She’s a real star.

  • suelly

    Good Actress. Good Human Being…

  • kit

    They may need loans in due time, but right now all they need is some clean water, food and a place to sleep. There’s no government, no infrastructure, no one to pay for services. Her statement shows how out of touch she is with reality.

  • lennie

    I agree with you Kit. I know it’s better to do less than nothing. But in Haiti’s case some people better act instead of issuing statements. There are lives to save and every second is precious, they need shelters for the night, and food. I am really tired of those celebs who organize charity galas, or shows or whatever. Do you know how much money it akes for those things to organize? The location fees, the exuberant cost of the menus, gosh their one million dollar dresses and tuxedos. Why instead of getting those spotlight’s pictures they just don’t DONATE directly to those in need?
    For Haiti now I think it’s better to send money directly to NGO’s who know better than anyone else on how to handle the situation.

  • lexy

    We don’t know that she didn’t donate money personally. As Ambassador it’s her job to say something about the situation. After that mess with George Clooney and the 9/11 victims I don’t think a lot of celebs are in a rush to host gala’s for victims. Natalie has a job right now and like the rest of us, she just can’t up and leave and run to Haiti. Her acting skills are of no use those people right now. Times are tough and at least Natalie is trying to encourage people to donate – again we don’t know that she didn’t donate personally. At least she’s acknowledging what’s going on as opposed to just shopping all day.

  • Mary

    Thanks Natalie.

  • http://hollywood-hot-gossips.blogspot.com hollywoodgossip

    has a good personality.

  • Valerie

    I admire Natalie for her intelligent statement and call for help. In addition to donations for Haiti in these horrific times FINCA loans would enable those who are in a position to get supplies to distribute them to others. All elements of assistance are essential at this time.

  • ron

    She is a goddess.

  • Pandora

    Looks lovely, both her make up and the dress (I love the color!). I think she’s a very genuine person and doesn’t use tragedies as an oppotunity to highight philanthropy.

  • @Kit

    If all you think is ppl need just food and water or shelter then you are the one out of touch. Have you ever surived a natual disaster. I have and believe me just the idea ppl do care be it food or funds even ralling other to donate means plenty. What Natalie like George Clooney is asking ppl to take the time out of their lives, stop and give what they can to Haiti victims. Instead of looking down on Natalie for what she is doing why not give her credit for the years of support she has done. She isn’t the one stop wonder with her charity work she is actually one of few celebrities that constantly do support these charities.

  • http://lpauldo@yahoo.com me

    I aways supported natalie in all she do. Her movies and charity work. She don’t pretend to love it she really does care about people. Not like other people that appear her her 3 times a week and don’t do nothing but put on an act for everyone for personal gain. Love her all the time she’s here.

  • mimi

    Natalie is wonderful. A class act. Beautiful and educated. Just what we need more of.

  • mickey

    Oh, thank goodness Natalie has spoken. Now I can give. What would we do without celebrities telling us to help those in need?

  • ron

    I know a lot of guys who are into her and just contributed on Finca website. If she did not say anything we would not care. She is a sexy screen goddess and she is smart so we listen.

  • ron

    I like what she said:

    “And now, more than ever, Haitian women need these capital inputs to help themselves recover from this tragedy in a sustainable way.”

    Immediate relieve is coming but a sustainable one is very important. It is nice to get a glass of water when you are thirsty, it is also nice to get a glass of milk for your kids every day.

  • sarah

    @16 are you living in a bubble??? if NP didnt say anything we wouldnt care????? what this is worldwide news all over are you kidding me with this believe me people are not donating money from allover cause NP belongs to finca theyre doing it from the goodness from their hearts NP is not god maybe your god from the sounds of it but shes just a spokesperson like thousands of oher actors and actresses like anjelina jolie who is as well an ambassador and donated 1 million$ did NP donate any money??? MMMM i wonder but nobody cares anyway

  • d33 c33

    She’s insane and lying. Billions have been given to the island and nothing changed.. The Haitians are a loooooooooong way from living in peace with each other.. they are gangsters that need the UN to keep them from murdering each other, and the UN couldn’t do much .. other than rob them or molest a few. The red cross stationed there; suddenly and immediately ran out of everything the day of the disaster? They must have had two bandaids, tweezers and a bottle of alcohol. NO FOOD? UH HUH right now it’s just sell your child as a servant, rape, loot, terrorize and voodoo drug the the weakest into slaves.. while the inner city is crying out to rebuild so the best can live in luxury again and not rule or care… Don’t be fooled.

  • ron

    @sarah
    Look, she made sense, these people will get some water and blankets but what about tomorrow and the next day? How are they to survive in the long run? There are emergency relieves pouring from many countries, but what after they leave? I respect what she is doing.

  • GUEST

    @19 youre an a–hole you dont even know what youre talking about you know how many people have died and the ones that havnt how many are injured you talk about running out of bandais etc… why dont you go and join and see how easy it would be scumbag!!

  • ron

    @19
    Sure, everyone who is helping Haitians is insane, so we should all just give up and listen to you. You need serious help.

    Portman is smart, no two ways about it. These people need to fight for survival, immediate relief is necessary but not enough. These women need help to bring up and educate the next generation.

  • jana

    she’ a real celebrity, some people are famous for doing nothing but she deserves all her success

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    that’s why ive always liked her
    she’s always supporting all these organization
    talented, beautiful and caring, what a combination =]

  • padme

    Natalie is indeed a class act…she is one of the rare compassionate celebs who donate constantly and not just when tragedies strike. I admire her!

  • diane

    i didnt hear that she donated any money to Haiti lots of celebs did she didnt shes to cheap to

  • http://dating-blondes.com dating-blondes

    She cares about all refugees in the middle east, the gaza strip, palestine and iraq

  • ron

    Hot chick with talent and brains.

  • skank

    shes a freaking cheap skank and a looser cant hold a guy cause shesa freaking bore and they all get sick of her and shes a bore bore bore and a skank and anorexic looking ughhhhhhhhhh

  • skank

    shes a freaking cheap skank and a looser cant hold a guy cause shesa freaking bore and they all get sick of her and shes a bore bore bore and a skank and anorexic looking ughhhhhhhhhh

  • brightside

    @ skank – where did you go to school? If at all! Your comments are uneducated, poorly spelt and lacking in any vestigial human intelligence. You are an incoherent stutterer. Ok so you don’t like Natalie – you’re entitled – no one is forcing you to like her, but at least state reasons rather than descending into an incoherent, unintelligable rant like a blue a$$ed baboon on crack! Natalie has many sterling qualities that make her admirable to many people. She is an amazingly gifted actress, an intelligent and thoughtful individual, generous and hard-working, I find her looks beautiful, for me she epitomes elegance and class (unlike some). I don’t always agree with everything she does or says, but, compared with many, she’s an inspiration. There are those who profess to work in HW, and there are those who profess to care, but it’s all fake and pretence. Natalie is one of the few who is genuine.

  • @ 29 and 30

    It is obvious you are jealous, you are someone else’s fan and that person will never be Portman. Keep on coming here and hating, it does not matter. Not one director or producer or designer or fan cares.

    Your so called celeb will never be Portman, Portman turned down Chanel offer which went to Keira Kightely, your celeb is happy just to wear the Chanel dress. I mean really, do you honestly think that your posts somehow magically change the world and your celeb will become Portman or Knitely or Johannson? I mean really? It will never happen.

  • @31 32

    GOOD DONT GIVE A S–T WHAT YOU SAY HERE ON THIS POSTS SO STAY HERE TALK ALL YOU WANT DONT COME BACK TO RB THREAD YOU JUST PROOVED WHO YOU ARE AND TO ALL RB FANS WE ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND DID BEFORE SO STAY HERE AND TALK ALL YOU WANT ABOUT THIS LOOSER GOODBYE DO NOT COME BACK TO RB THREAD OR WE WILL COME BACK TO NP THREAD STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @31 32

    GOOD DONT GIVE A S–T WHAT YOU SAY HERE ON THIS POSTS SO STAY HERE TALK ALL YOU WANT DONT COME BACK TO RB THREAD YOU JUST PROOVED WHO YOU ARE AND TO ALL RB FANS WE ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND DID BEFORE SO STAY HERE AND TALK ALL YOU WANT ABOUT THIS LOOSER GOODBYE DO NOT COME BACK TO RB THREAD OR WE WILL COME BACK TO NP THREAD STAY AWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Desperado

    @33 and 34

    I am a Portman fan, why are you coming here to check what ppl say, what is it to you?

    Go to RB thread and stay there. Don’t forget to invest on stock market in hopes of making money and supporting RB bc no one in HW wants to hire her. I got news for you, if Portman marries her current flame and decides to only direct and produce Bilson or Kardashian or Hilton will not replace Portman, they will not get the parts she turns down.

  • Desperado

    @33 and 34

    Every one believes that Bilson will never be Portman as much as she is dying to, it will never happen, hell, she will never be business savvy Kardashian either, although she looks like her mini me. Bilson’s husband will always dream of Portman unless he is gay and Bilson is his beard. You can keep coming here to spew hate because of your jealousy, keep coming. May be my posts will shed some light for you.

  • ageless

    Thank you Kit – I read “small loan” and wondered if this woman has ANY idea of what is going on there. They don’t need “small loans” they need water and food. Reality check Natalie. I’m going to go check right now and she how much her ‘charity’ spends on admin costs.

  • @37

    Natalie is an ambassador of one of the most needed charity with very small administrative costs. I have not doubt you knew that, you just like to post inflammatory statements here.

    Portman is smart, her charity help people and most importantly it gives them dignity and independence in a long for life. You wish you had 10% of Portman’s intelligence. She impresses the hell out of the hosts during interviews. Every one loves her. Go watch them on you tube, David Letterman respects her and her work.

  • brightside

    @ageless: They do have water and food, there are actually some stocks of both in place as Haiti is a country regularly devastated by natural disasters such as hurricanes and charitable institutions keep a certain amount on hand, more is needed, true. By far the biggest problem is the destuction to the infrastructure (roads etc) making transportation and distribution a nightmare, and the damage to the ports and airports meaning that they are only partially operational. Planes carrying aid have been turned away because there is nowhere for them to land.
    Natalie’s idea is a brilliant one. After the people’s immediate needs have been addressed, they are going to need financial support to get back on their feet and small loans (to us) will be a life-saver to them.

  • HOMLY BORE

    NP SUCKS SHES A HOMLEY LOOKING ANOREXIC BORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AND A CHEAP B——— SHE DIDNT DONATE ANY MONEY TO HAITI SHE SUCKS BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • HOMLY BORE

    NP SUCKS SHES A HOMLEY LOOKING ANOREXIC BORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AND A CHEAP B——— SHE DIDNT DONATE ANY MONEY TO HAITI SHE SUCKS BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brightside

    @40 & 41 – Oh I’m having so much fun with you – keep it up please as there’s nothing on TV tonight ; )

  • @40 & 41

    Wow, so much hate for someone so beautiful, talented and smart. It is called jealousy. BTW, in every review by every critic she is referred to as beautiful. They review the film and never fail to mention her beauty, it could not be overlooked.

  • steve

    Its a shame she won’t donate to needy muslims

  • @steve

    Natalie Portman is the ambassador of FINCA, which helps women in all countries, Portman also worked with Queen Rania of Jordan, for your information Jordan is a Muslim country. So how do you know she does not donate to needy Muslims again?

  • julie

    dont you know shes CHEAP she is known for not spending money on anything wants everything for free shes cheap skanky bore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ron

    @46
    Your desperation, lies and fabrications will not fly. Nothing cheap about her. No one ever said she was cheap, you are insane. You don’t know anything, you can’t understand anything, you are sick, just a sick troll.

  • GUEST

    GOOD YOU LIKE HER STAY HERE DONT COME BACK NO MORE NO MRE NO MRE NO MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @48 come back
  • kiki

    OMG, she does look like Sophia Lauren.

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