Haiti and the Dominican Republic
Haitian families often face huge systemic challenges, including food crises or political instability. And several disasters have brought devastation and death to their doorsteps in recent years.
We know that these external factors do not define the Haitian people. On the contrary, we have seen their resilience and generosity time and time again. When we support them with resources and information, life changing work can happen.
In the years since the Haiti Earthquake, we have rebuilt hundreds of destroyed homes. And when Hurricane Matthew struck in 2016, we expanded our work to include public schools. All the while, we were helping families become more food secure and find new ways to earn a living.
In the neighboring Dominican Republic, we are also focused on improving food security. People participating in our programs are raising pigs or fish, improving their harvests and expanding the ways they put food on the table.
We can't change what our neighbors have been through. But we can help them be more resilient in the face of whatever comes next.
Rebuilding in the Wake of the Storm
One Year Later, Haiti Continues to Heal
Scroll through the photos to learn about our Haiti recovery response In 2021, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing over 2,000 people. The quake added to the existing instability in a country that had already been reeling from political violence and pandemic-exacerbated hunger and poverty. When a disaster of this magnitude affects a region, it not only harms the structure …
Creating New Opportunities with Aloe Vera
What comes to mind when you think about aloe vera? Perhaps you think of that one painful sunburn you got recently, or maybe you think back to summers you spent outside as a child. For our program participants in Haiti, this slimy green plant represents relief during difficult times and hope for a better and more stable future. Through our …
Farmers in Haiti Adapt to Climate Change
If you have ever owned a plant, you’ll know that one of the most important factors in ensuring that your plant survives is the health of its soil. Too much water and your plant might turn yellow. Too little and your plant might slouch over. As temperatures and CO2 levels increase due to climate change, farmers around the world know …