Project #8672

Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition in Haiti

by Partners of the Americas
Jun 1, 2012

"Fanm se poto mitan devlopman"

Woman with tomato plants
Woman with tomato plants

In Haitian Creole, “Fanm se poto mitan devlopman” can be translated into English as “Women are the cornerstone of development”. Benito Jasmin, local coordinator of the Global Giving Vegetable Gardens project in Lory, has learned from experience that women are a powerful force in Haitian communities. They use their new skills and income to improve the lives of their families and neighbors. Thanks to you, women in Lory have received materials and training which has allowed them to work and learn at the community  nursery, transplant their own seedlings, and properly water their plants. The plants are now producing flowers and bearing fruit!

While working mainly with women, this project has also made an effort to incorporate men. Husbands have helped their wives prepare soil for transplants, helped with seedling transportation, and supported their wives in their agricultural activities. Benito commented that it was great to see husbands and wives making decisions together, and planning and laughing together.  

With the promise that the women in this community have shown in their horticulture activities, new doors are beginning to open. Soon, the families will have the opportunity to raise chickens. The community and leaders are also exploring ideas to make Lory a more unified and well-kept community by planting trees and flowers, and they are even considering the possibility of future Eco-tourism activities in Lory.

Thank you for helping to supply the materials and training necessary to provide these determined women and their families with the opportunities and hope they need for the future! With your continued support, Lory will keep working towards becoming an economically self-sufficient community.

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Nursery uses
Fanm se poto mitan devlopman
Fanm se poto mitan devlopman

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Partners of the Americas

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Partners of the Americas
Project Leader:
Peggy Carlson
Director, Farmer to Farmer Program
Washington, DC United States

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