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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OUR MISSION & VISION IS TO HELP REBUILD HAITI

Many of Haiti's people routinely cut down trees for fuel—either to burn "raw" or turn into charcoal, thus resulting into the destruction of Haiti's natural forests. Due to the destruction of Haiti's natural forest, landslides have become a major concern, especially during the rainy season.

Our mission is to provide aid, assistance, basic needs, and alternate means for fuel to the local farmers (the men and women who cultivate the land) located in the remote mountains of the island. Once these basic needs are met, we can start the process of working with the local farmer to plant trees and introduce better farming practices that will result in higher yields.

Our goal can be easily attained. We need your help:

  • To build communal kitchens that run on gas propane, thus reducing the need to cut down trees for fuel
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  • To provide seedlings (mango, avocados, other different fruit bearing trees) and palm trees to the farmers for replanting
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  • To access clean potable running water
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  • To bring experts to educate farmers on better planting/cultivating techniques

Our project in Haiti is not limited to just deforestation, but it is the heart of our operation. We believe that together, we can make Haiti a greener and more sustainable country.

Sincerely,
Georges Laguerre

FACTS ABOUT HAITI DEFORESTATION

  • Haiti has less than 2 percent tree cover and imports roughly 70 percent of its food
  • Haiti is one of the most deforested country in the world
  • The destabilizing effects of the earthquake on Haiti's soil only worsen the landslides problem
  • Finding a solution to deforestation in Haiti is not just about replanting trees, it's also about education