Colorado Haiti Project has been committed to the Petit Trou community in Haiti for almost 30 years. In 2016, Hurricane Matthew devastated crops and killed nearly all livestock. Since then, CHP has worked with local leaders to strengthen agricultural systems. Help us invest in agriculture to nourish and empower Haitian communities today and tomorrow.
The community we serve in Haiti was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. This led us to add agriculture as a main component to our work. Agriculture is the main source of income in this rural community. According to the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, in 2018, this part of Haiti is considered Phase 2: Borderline adequate food access with recurrent high risk. For Petit Trou, constant threat of flood and drought are the risks and stable farms are the solution.
CHP is working with local leaders to develop agricultural systems that will stabilizes farms with better crop choices, animal husbandry education and family involvement. A seed bank was established after Hurricane Matthew and is ready to reactivate in the event of another weather crisis. With a full -time agronomist, agriculture was added to St. Paul's to educate both students and farmers and two post-secondary students were chosen for continued agricultural education.
Agriculture is the economic heart of Petit Trou de Nippes. Our goal is to help this rural community build a strong agricultural system that will stabilize and sustain through future environmental crises: an agricultural system that will weather the storm! Your donation goes directly toward partnership-based support of hundreds of people in rural Haiti. We are committed to empowering our sisters and brothers there. Robust agriculture equates to health and well-being for the whole community.