Haitian Farmers Restoration Project Gala is a fundraising dinner to assist the community of farmers of the southern part of Haiti devastated by Hurricane Matthews impact.
Most of Haiti was drastically affected by the devastating winds and the floods brought by Hurricane Matthew. The only areas spared were the northern and northeastern departments of Haiti. Micro farmers, also known as Peasants in Haiti, have lost more than 80% of their crops and animals in 7 out of 10 departments. Fruit and forestry trees have almost completely been wiped out in the departments of Grand'Anse, the South, and the Nippes.
Still having yet to recover from the earthquake in 2010 and the aftermath of flooding from Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Haitians find themselves in desperation in a plummeting economy. Families live in the rain in makeshift shelters, creating the largest catastrophe that the peasantry has had to deal with in generations.
The Haitian Farmers Restoration Project is organized by those who know first hand the needs of the Haiti beyond the temporary relief: Haitians. The project comes as a result of lack of true aid as evident in the aftermath of tempoary relief aids and is a means to provide true, sustainable aid to help rebuild and restore the Haitian economy. We do this by providing seeds to the Peasant Farmers, the backbone of the economy. Our goal is to provide fruit and veggie seeds to a minimum of12,500 people, that’s only about 10% of the people effected. Our seeds will include beans, corn, callalou, cabage, spinach, and more. Your donation today will not only help feed families, but will also create employment and have a rippling effect to rebuild Haiti and bring families back together.