KNOW MORE ABOUT OUR AGRICULTURE PROJECTS
The people of Timo grapple with major agricultural issues.
Hillsides like this one lose potential agricultural use as more and more soil erodes off of them.
They generally raise livestock and crops with some success, but Haiti’s dry season, which lasts from October to February, creates a season of scarcity. To solve this, HHI is experimenting with different food crops that grow well in dry weather and is helping the local population install and manage small garden irrigation systems.
Another problem the people of Timo face is deforestation. Above 80% of the native forest has been removed for wood and charcoal production, leaving the hillsides vulnerable to soil loss through erosion. HHI plans to combat this by replanting trees, implementing adapted forage crops, and teaching proper grazing management.
While in Timo, our team conducts seminars to teach local farmers these and other important agricultural practices. Though on previous trips our team achieved much, there is still work to be done to improve agricultural conditions.
HHI does not give free handouts; instead, we focus on teaching principles and showing examples so that one day, the local people will no longer need our help. Make a major difference in the lives of others and donate to our agricultural projects now.
RECENT BLOG & UPDATES
The following selection of articles provides an inside look at HHI’s updates on recent projects and history of accomplishments.
WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. Evens Robert, one of the founding members of AgwoAyiti, observed the precarious economic and environmental conditions in his home community of Fond d’OiesFrom his observations in Fond d’Oies, he realized that there was untapped potential in...
WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. To Recap, HHI contacted the company ARUP to develop the design of the IMPV school in Timo, Haiti.This project aims to bring a much-needed new school facility in the remote, mountainous community of Timo. The school will be attended by around 225...
WANT TO KNOW ABOUT US. The earthworks for the new Timo school are completed.This includes retaining walls, perimeter walls and fencing. We resumed talks with our engineer and architect partners at Arup (designer of Sydney Opera House) who are reviewing the...
HAITI HEALTH INITIATIVE PARTNERS
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Haiti Health Initiative aims to improve the overall health and well being of rural Haitians, one community at a time. We seek to accomplish this through providing education and services in primary health care, dental care, public health, and nutrition within each community at risk.
If you would like to know more about Haiti Health Initiative as a Non-Profit Organization and registered Non-Governmental Organization, you can review the organizing documents by clicking here.