Harvest107 is excited about the opportunity to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of the Haitian people through our planting program. We will initiate and develop vegetable gardens, teaching: growing from seed and seedlings; care and maintenance; harvesting produce and seeds for future use; nutrition.
Our planting plan will directly benefit families, schools, orphanages, as well as individuals in need in the surrounding communities.
KOFAEL COMMUNITY GARDEN
KOFAEL provides micro loans to women facing many challenges due to the economic and natural disasters that have wiped out their small businesses in the past. The mission of KOFAEL is to educate and empower Haitian women to become independent and self sustaining in order to provide for their families. This aligns perfectly with HARVEST107‘s mission!
Harvest107 will be initiating and developing a community garden at the KOFAEL meeting house in Port au Prince, Haiti. This house is owned by the organization Hope for My Sister, they are excited about the spaces at the house being utilized to the utmost. The project will benefit many women and their children.
A community garden at the KOFAEL meeting house will:
- supplement food source and provide an emergency food source
- provide lessons in nutrition
- teach self-sustainability
ROOFTOP GARDEN at MAISON DES ENFANTS de DIEU
We are particularly excited about this upcoming project because we spent a month there earlier this year. This orphange houses about 60 of the most precious children you’ll ever meet – we dare you not to fall in love!
DID YOU KNOW that malnutrition causes poor immune function, poor growth, tooth decay, trouble paying attention, weak bones and muscles, and difficulty with organ function?
Rice and beans is pretty much what is eaten every day. While this may not sound bad to you, rice and beans alone cannot provide adequate nutrition for children to grow and develop properly.
A vegetable garden at this orphanage will:
- help alleviate some food costs
- improve diet, health & growth
- teach the older children to care for something, nurture it, and watch it grow
NEW PROJECT TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere with nearly half of Haitians undernourished. The Global Hunger Index calls Haiti’s status “alarming”. Food insecurity in Haiti is caused by high food prices, natural disasters, lack of proper irrigation, improper land management, and extreme poverty.
At least 75% of Haitians live on less than $2/day, with about one-half living on less than $1/day. Poverty prevents the ability to both buy and grow food.
Our program creates accessibility and affordability of quality, nutritious food by providing all the tools necessary for a successful vegetable garden.
SPONSOR A FAMILY GARDEN
SPONSOR A SCHOOL GARDEN
SPONSOR A COMMUNITY GARDEN
It takes a lot to cultivate a garden. (Especially in Haiti!)
We need supplies, plants, and other physical things to make the garden come to life.
We can’t stop there. If we are really going to make an impact on the food insecurity problem of Haiti then we also have to provide continued education and support.