Samuel, a SIFAT graduate from Haiti, has successfully led agricultural projects for his community. Now, he dreams of helping them filter their drinking water to prevent disease.
|Project: To contribute to improving the nutritional and economic life of 40 families and other community members in the Rivière Plate community near the town of Petit-Goâve.
In the remote mountains of Haiti, women are desperate to provide food for their families. This project is the fourth in a series of successful projects to help women in a new community learn to grow crops to provide food for their families and to gain profit to enable them to send their children to school. A SIFAT graduate has successfully transformed more than 160 families from despair to having sufficient food and crops for sale, providing some profit. This project will do the same for 40 more women/families in the Rivière Plate community.
Women will be taught to grow sweet peppers, leeks, parsley, spinach, grenadine, orange, papaya and bananas. As part of training and beneficial practices, there will be field experiments. Each participant will be taught techniques to protect mountainside fields from erosion, composting and ecology. These fruit and vegetables will not only be used for consumption, but as crops to be sold in local markets, thereby contributing to the local economy.
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