Restoring Forests and Nourishing Communities

by Sustainable Harvest International

Summary

This project provides 50 farming families in rural Honduras with the training and tools to overcome poverty while restoring our planet's tropical forests.
$25.00
total raised
1
donor
0
monthly donors
7
years active

Challenge

Sustainable Harvest Int'l (SHI) hires and trains residents that understand the local geography and culture to become agricultural field trainers. Skills learned from field trainers allow participants to provide for their families, while profitably remaining on their farms without destroying more forest. The target population is rural, subsistence farmers and indigenous communities. In addition to working with individual families, SHI also works with women's groups, cooperatives and rural schools

Solution

Participants learn first and foremost how to sustainably feed their families using one piece of land. Organic gardening practices are a focal point, followed by broader environmental projects and income-generating endeavors.

Long-Term Impact

SHI’s impact continues to be deeply felt in the day to day lives of rural families and communities. Some families working with SHI have seen their income levels rise by as much as 800%, while using techniques that permit a better quality of life.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.sustainableharvest.org
Recent Article on SHI in DeltaSky Magazine
Video Clip from Upcoming Documentary on SHI's work
Most Recent Annual Report
Most Recent Newsletter

Organization Information

Sustainable Harvest International

Location: Surny, ME - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.sustainableharvest.org
Project Leader:
Sarah Clemens
Development Director
Surry, Maine 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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