This lush Haitian land will soon be turned into small farming plots so that Haitians are able to better feed their families and benefit from the sale of any extra produce. Due to the generous largesse of donors Ellen Schreder and Gymps Sunel, who purchased the land, and a grant from Rotary International (including local clubs), funds will be used to establish a well on the site that utilizes solar power to pump water and irrigate the fields. Bomgaars Seeds in Sioux City, Iowa has donated an ongoing supply of seeds as well as gardening tools. We are working with local Haitian agronomists to determine the best crops for the soil so that the Haitian farmers can be successful. In keeping with our mission to support women, Helping Haiti Work will require that 80% of these Haitian farmers be women.
A donation to Helping Haiti Work this holiday season will allow us to continue to support the microfinance program and sewing center as well as provide additional funds for shipping all of the above equipment to Haiti.