For years, villagers cut down Haiti’s trees. Then, erosion destroyed the farmlands. Soon, families had nothing to eat. Today, planting trees — reforestation — is their hope for a future.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
When you’re poor — utterly destitute — it is impossible to think beyond immediate needs. Food, fuel. A place to sleep. Long-term concerns are tomorrow’s problem. In desperation, Haitian villagers cut down trees to get fuel for cooking. Then the hurricanes came and eroded the farmland. Now family farmers have nothing to cook. A peasant organization in Haiti wants help planting trees so they can farm again.
How will this project solve this problem?
If we provide 120,000 saplings, supplies and training for the 155 members of the peasant organization in Haiti, they will reforest the land and once again provide a sustainable income for their families through farming.
Potential Long Term Impact
With more trees, there will be less erosion. The farmers will be able to plant crops again and feed their families. More importantly, 155 families will become self-sufficient — and the entire earth benefits from the effects of massive reforestation.
Total Funding Received to Date: $20,339
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $20,339 . The original project funding goal was $20,196.