Initiatives

Restoring the Land

Restoring the Land

A root cause of numerous problems in Haiti is historic and continuing deforestation of the mountainous terrain, which decreases biodiversity, exacerbates drought while paradoxically causing frequent flooding, degrades water quality, and magnifies the impact of natural disasters. Beginning several years ago, Etienne enrolled volunteers to plant and nurture tree starts in a church garden in…

Agronomy Internships

Agronomy Internships

Etienne collaborates with American University in Les Cayes, developing and teaching agronomy and veterinary courses. Each year he trains a group of interns, including taking them into the field to work on a variety of projects including running veterinary clinics that treat thousands of farm animals, distributing livestock and knowledge about their care, and helping…

Food and Income Security

Food and Income Security

Etienne and his employees bring crop knowledge, high-quality seeds, and assistance in marketing their produce to farmers. Besides increased incomes, people are healthier because of the introduction of food crops with better nutritional value and higher yields than the limited range of plants previously available in the area. The efforts of Etienne and the agronomists…

Kids 4 Kidz Goat Program

Kids 4 Kidz Goat Program

A great way to give a meaningful gift! This program is especially important, as it directly helps families for whom it is difficult or impossible to afford food and education because of unavailability, inflation, and hosting family members moving back to the country after being forced out of Port au Prince. Program Highlights: An added bonus…

Agronomy & Veterinary

Agronomy & Veterinary

Current projects: Goat Programs – Young goats are provided to children, along with training in their care. With the help of their families, these girls and boys raise the baby goats to provide milk, offspring (more baby goats), and meat for family use and to sell for income. In many cases, the income is used…