Bouvier Mountain community, a six-hour trek deep into the mountains behind Haiti’s capitol of Port au Prince, can be described as a microcosm of all the ills of Haitian rural society: rampant poverty, endemic unemployment, illiteracy, non-existent public services and schooling, and families trying to eke out an existence through simple farming amidst often unsanitary living conditions. Smoky air fills thatched residences. Many Haitians do not have access to electricity or gas stoves for cooking. Most families cook using biomass fuels such as charcoal that release harmful smoke into the air. They often cook inside their unventilated dwellings or temporary tents where this harmful smoke is trapped. According to the World Health Organisation, Haitians suffer many of the highest rates of cardiovascular diseases and cancer in the world. #1
2016 and TNA Solutions partnered with us to launch the School Farm.
Adam and Dave from TNA, journey with Cheryl to Bouvier in September to see the school first-hand. Their business expertise is invaluable as we work into 2017 to fully launch the school Food and Farming Project - towards the school becoming self-sustaining.
This farm will also be a vital teaching resource as students learn Agriculture and Farming Techniques first-hand.
2018: So grateful for Mattie Weston, who headed up to Bouvier several times during his 3 month stay, to install the water tanks with Totalle, paint all the exposed wood, fix the roofs of local homes including providing guttering and water tanks!