Notes from Etienne’s Report at the Haiti Club Meeting – 5/24/2021

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At our first-ever virtual meeting of the Haiti Club, Etienne called in through WhatsApp to update us on his activities and plans. It was wonderful to see and hear him. This post is a summary of the news he shared. (Tap here to read his Speaker’s Notes.)

Wells

With the money that Haiti Ap Grandi (thanks to our generous donors) sent for well repair, 8 wells have been fixed and the communities now have safe drinking water. The well near the beach village not only had a worn-out and broken head, but repeated floods washing past it carried tons of soil away, leaving the concrete pad and well inaccessible. Loads of rock and gravel were used to build up the area around this well and a larger concrete pad was built around and under the existing pad, so the well should be fine for a long time.

Lagoon Well Before
Lagoon Well After

Goats

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November 2020 Update

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200,000 coffee trees, a new “Female Entrepreneur Micro Loan Program”, and more goats for kids.

The Passion for Haiti (PfH) agronomy program has been very busy with ongoing programs and developing new ones in response to the economic effects of Covid-19 and damage from extreme weather. Etienne Francois and his team are growing over 200,000 coffee trees in a nursery, and Haiti Ap Grandi will provide funds to get the plants into the fields next spring.

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February 2020 Haiti Trip

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We were so very fortunate and grateful to have been able to visit Les Anglais, Haiti in February. Our team visited with residents, toured the town, saw the site of a start-up satellite church, did some plumbing and electrical projects, and led the school children in art activities and a science project building a solar powered flashlight.

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