This is a multi-tiered project, which will provide jobs, education, and community resources, while making use of local labor and goods.
Our goal is to create a micro-development model that multiple communities in the Limbé region, in the north of Haiti, will be able to use in their towns in order to build interdependent and sustainable local industries. In this way, each town will meet a need for the entire region, plus increase overall food production and create jobs.
Some of the goals of the Limbé project are:
* Build a food processing plant with the people of Limbé, using as much local labor and materials as possible.
* Train residents of Limbé and locals towns to manage and operate the facility.
* Provide a nursery, cafeteria, health clinic and meditation area for employees and their children, for a nominal price.
* Provide free literacy classes to all employees.
* Encourage the farmers to form a cooperative, in order to better compete in the marketplace.
Support farmers in achieving higher crop yields by providing:
* A resource place where farmers can exchange information.
* Permaculture growing workshops.
* Soil testing and rebuilding kits.
* Volunteer labor for mass tilling and planting.
* Plant material rich in nutritional value.
The initial phase of the project will focus on mobilizing the people of Limbé and volunteers to clear the land for construction and getting farmlands ready for replanting.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact us through this website. We have a need for a number of skills including:
-French and Creole language
-Building, especially using earth methods
-Food production and processing
Volunteers will need to pay their own travel and living expenses. Volunteers must plan to stay for a minimum of two weeks. Living conditions are very rustic. Previous experience traveling in the developing world is highly recommended. Make sure to read the travel health recommendations from the CDC: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/haiti.aspx