HAITI FARM AID
Fruit Tree Distribution
Harvest107 distributed over 400 fruit trees to farmers in the South of Haiti following the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. Each farmer received a variety of trees including orange, lime, tamarind, mango, avocado, and sour sop saplings. The reality is that these trees will need many years to mature. Until then, the farmers will rely on their vegetable and legume harvests to sustain their livelihood. This project is an encouraging step toward full recovery for these small family farms.
Land Preparation & Tool Distribution
Harvest107 works with some of the poorest family farmers in Haiti. Most of them struggle to maintain their crops because of their limited resources. Following Hurricane Matthew, farmers in the South of Haiti faced the grim reality that the flooding and plant loss weren’t their only problems. Once the rain cleared and landed dried out, they were left with acres upon acres of baked clay. The heavy rainfall and flooding oversaturated the land and once the intense Haiti sun hit it, there was a thick compacted layer of salty clay that was rock hard. We visited each plot of land in the area and worked out a plan to get the land re-plowed and seeds in the ground quickly. All we needed now was a way to pay for such an effort. Thanks to Harvest107 donors and a matching grant from the Apparent Project we were able to make it happen. We were also able to outfit members of our Aquin Agriculturist Co-op with brand new tools, seeds, and other other supplies. This was a special partnership because Harvest107 is NOT a disaster relief organization and neither is The Apparent Project. However, both organizations received donations to aid in the disaster relief efforts. These funds needed to be used to make an impact for the long term and we believe that this project was a catalyst for future successful growing seasons. Investing in this handful of farmers will in turn help thousands of Haitians with food security.
This effort was made possible by The Apparent Project.