Floresta (Haiti)

In Haiti, Plant With Purpose’s local partner Floresta Ayiti is transforming the lives of rural farming families through environmental restoration, economic empowerment, and spiritual renewal. Plant With Purpose began providing agricultural and economic assistance to communities south of Port-au-Prince in 1997. Since then, Plant With Purpose has partnered with more than 100 communities in four regions, establishing a holistic development program that includes training in innovative agriculture techniques, reforestation, community-based microfinance, and church empowerment. Plant With Purpose is mobilizing community members who have planted more than 2.5 million trees, which anchor and replenish the soil for food production. Floresta Ayiti’s partners with more than 40 churches, and is training, equipping, and facilitating more than 230 Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs). These groups enable members to save money and avoid loan sharks who demand exorbitant interest rates. Parents are tangibly investing in their futures through paying their children’s school fees, starting sustainable businesses, and providing a financial safety net.

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Activities

Activities include training for rural farmers in sustainable techniques such as organic fertilizers, agroforestry, reforestation efforts, soil conservation, family gardens, and rainwater harvesting. Support is also provided for savings-led microfinance groups, and building of church leadership.

Cross-cutting issues

community development, capacity building, environment

Locations

  • Haiti>Sud Est>Bainet>Bainet
  • Haiti>Ouest>Leogane>Leogane
  • Haiti>Ouest>Leogane>Grand Goave
  • Haiti>Ouest>Croix des Bouquets>Fonds Verrettes
  • Haiti>Ouest>Croix des Bouquets>Cornillon
  • Haiti>Nord>Acul du Nord>Acul du Nord

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Environment

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