Help Haitian Family Farmers Keep Their Lands

by Other Worlds, Inc.

Summary

Family farmers across Haiti have joined together to protect their lands from theft by tourism corporations, mining, and seizure by large landholders. These farmers are some of the poorest and hungriest people in the world. Other Worlds supports Haitians in their struggle for their human rights and land rights through media, advocacy, education, legal defense, international support, and funds, so they can stay on their ancestral land, keep farming, and feed their children.
$2,705.00
total raised
24
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Most Haitians live in remote areas with no government services. Their challenges have grown since corporations set their sights on Haiti's minerals and tourism potential. Those forced off their lands have migrated to urban slums, where they barely survive. While rural farmers have other long-term needs, the first step lies in securing their land rights. This requires communities to unify and link to strong global support, to win campaigns through publicity, political pressure and legal action.

Solution

Our action plans have been developed with Haitian communities to: map land threats, learn what has worked elsewhere, develop popular education and media materials, collaborate with advocacy networks in the US and Latin America, connect with the international land rights movement, and WIN.

Long-Term Impact

Many thousands of desperately poor, rural Haitians have the possibility to keep the land their slave ancestors won after the revolution, continue growing food, and preserve their culture and community. Their solution is to stop their government, large landholders, and foreign corporations from grabbing the land and expropriating the communities, and legally secure their land tenure.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.otherworldsarepossible.org
Our recent article on impacts of Haitian tourism
Another Haiti is Possible - Other Worlds Program

Organization Information

Other Worlds, Inc.

Location: Oakland, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.otherworldsarepossible.org
Project Leader:
Simone Adler
Oakland, CA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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