Almost completely deforested, Haiti is vulnerable to landslides, erosion, and climate change. Let's Plant Trees in Haiti, Together! will partner with grassroots partners in rural Haiti to plant trees and stopping soil erosion while producing food.
Haiti is more than 98% deforested. Seven trees are cut down for every tree planted. In the absence of forest cover, when a tropical storm hits Haiti, the consequences can be catastrophic: valuable topsoil is washed away, landslides destroy homes and lives. Forests generate their own rainfall without which, crops wither and die. Climate change makes things worse: droughts are longer, rainy seasons shorter and more intense. Haiti needs trees. Let's plant trees in Haiti, Together.
With your support, Lambi Fund's partners will plant more than 500,000 trees this year, bringing the total number of trees planted since 2006 to nearly 3.5 million. These trees will help fix the soil, limiting damage from tropical storms. Many of the trees will help to fix nitrogen, enriching the soil. Fruit trees will increase the income and nutrition of Haiti's peasants who live on less than $2 per day, and 50% of whom experience food insecurity. Let's plant trees in Haiti, Together!
In the nine communities to be impacted by this project, planting trees will reduce soil erosion, and increase soil productivity. Once mature, these trees will provide much needed food to the community and will increase income. This project directly serves some 3,500 people in nine different organizations that will engage in reforestation as a result of this project. Indirect beneficiaries will exceed 35,000. Lets plant trees in Haiti!
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
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