Skuola Screenshot PieceFinding a solution to the deforestation problem in Haiti is not going to be an easy task. As a native born Haitian, I traveled the entire island to get a good grasp of how deforestation can be solved.
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Map of HaitiHaiti is the second largest Island in the Caribbean. Haiti is situated 77 km southeast of Cuba. Haiti occupies the western third of the island it shares with the Dominican Republic and has 1530 km of coast line.
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YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Tigeorges Foundation teams believes that we can reverse the current damages of deforestation which has greatly affected the Haitian people.

For years, we have been working with and educating the Haitian farmers, in the rural areas, on the importance of planting trees.

We started this fund raising campaign to kick-start a massive re-education project and begin turning our dream of a greener Haiti into a reality! But we need your help!

Here are five simple ways you can take advantage of giving:

1. Make a charitable donation

  • Your donation will help us buy items such as portable gas burners
  • Your donation is tax deductible

2. Donate items (used/new)

  • We are always in need of items such as:
  • - advertising materials
  • - portable solar flash lights
  • - portable gas burners
  • - agricultural equipments, shovel, axes, etc...
  • Used clothing, including hats, belts, etc...
  • Canned goods
  • Contact us for a full list of our needs

3. Donate your time

  • We need your talent
  • - agricultural experts
  • - conservationists
  • - marketers
  • Contact us and let us know how you can help

4. Spread the word

  • Through blogs
  • Via online communities
  • Create buzz sbout our Cause on social networking sites
  • - Facebook
  • - Twitter
  • - Myspace
  • - Blogger

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FACTS ABOUT HAITI

  • Haiti is ranked as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere
  • Haiti’s poverty is directly linked to deforestation and habitat loss
  • Chronic energy shortages have contributed to Haitian’s search for alternative sources of energy (wood)
  • Wood accounts for 70 percent of energy consumption in Haiti
  • Haiti's steady deforestation resulted in an estimated 6,000 hectares of soil lost each year
  • Haiti deforestation heighten landslide risk
  • Massive landslides kills over 3000 in its wake during hurricane season
  • Scientists say widespread deforestation and the recent earthquake in Haiti could lead to more landslides
  • Haitian farmers have little incentive to plant trees
  • Tigeorge Foundation is dedicated to not just replanting trees but, to also educate the peasants on how to keep Haiti green, salvaging the fertility of the land, and keeping it arable