An inspiring story

We’re passionate about planting trees - and so are some of our friends and partners in Haiti.

Take Enel for example. Enel runs a nursery in La Sucrerie. He has an infectious enthusiasm for trees and it’s spread! The nursery is full of volunteers all donating their time for a simple reason - they want more trees planted!

How did we help?

We provided money for trees, equipment and this water pipe to help water the trees. Little things, but they all contribute to success!

But the real hero here is Enel - who’s partially disabled but still works harder than anyone we know to make a reforested Haiti a reality!

Here are few pictures…

How can you help?

We’re always looking for donations, large or small to help fund this work.

Update - The Village of Giyou

Giyou is a small village that we visited back in February.  Since then, they have organized and started a tree nursery with the leadership of our local agronomist.  

They contacted us recently and told us all about the fruit trees and hardwoods they are growing and asked for more bags and tools.  We’re working on getting them some funds so that they can purchase these supplies to continue the work.

This is basically what we do. It’s not glamorous, it’s not that exciting, but it works and it creates results. We’d love your support.

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Where do your contributions go?

Here’s a great example of how we invest in a sustainable future for Haiti.

First we get tress from a local nursery…

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Then we distribute them in a village that needs reforestation…

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It’s a simple approach which works!

But we rely on the generosity of our supporters to help us do this. Please consider donating to the Haiti Tree Project.

Coffee!

We’re branching out (pun intended!) here at The Haiti Tree Project and planting coffee!

Why?

Coffee is a great crop that grows in large bushes that thrives under the shade of other trees like Mango - a great complement to the mango trees we’ve been planting.

Distributing and planting trees in Madila

Madila is a community high up in the mountains over looking the ocean.  There are spectacular views but sadly no forests and very few trees.  Hurricane  Matthew had a very devastating effect on this community. 

Our agronomist technician, Jean, who is also the pastor of Madila, will be working with this community, to organize people to build a tree nursery that is locally-funded by community donations of time and money.

The Haiti Tree Project will be available to respond to their requests for in-kind gifts as their tree nursery develops.  For example, we will provide education, seeds, seedlings and materials as their projects develops.  The goal is to reforest this area with fast growing hard woods.  And make the view even more beautiful!

Beautiful views - but not many trees.

Beautiful views - but not many trees.

An update on our old tree nursery - and our latest work.

In 2011 we created a tree nursery in Bwalo.  The nursery grew over 40,000 trees for the local area. We've decided not to focus in this area this year - in part because we've got so many other really exciting opportunities! 

Instead, in exchange for a small donation, we are giving people the more difficult to grow and more expensive fruit trees. The money that we get (which is much less than the cost of the trees) can then be used by communities to start other nurseries using the existing Proje Pyebwa Ayiti (Haiti Tree Project) organization. We've found that by asking for a small donation up front, we get buy in from the local folks, plus they are then able to create this small fund to use for additional projects.  

It all gets to our basic philosophy - we don't tell people what to do - we just offer education, resources and support for communities that want to improve their communities.  We believe in honest and open partnerships.

If you'd like to help - head over to our take action page.