Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education
Haiti Reconstruction International (HRI)
Haiti Reconstruction International is a non-profit 501(c)3 charitable corporation dedicated to agriculture, conservation and food security. We educate and provide Haitians with the tools they need to start their own businesses to become self-sufficient. We facilitate Fòmasyon Centres run by Haitians under our guidance training them in conservation, clean water, sanitation, safe cooking stoves and increasing a healthy food supply. We also maintain Haiti Reconstruction web site connecting non-profit organizations, and our Haitian teams in Haiti keeping them informed on latest technology that can help them.
Most of our members are Christian based and already involved in communities throughout Haiti. All of our members have a heart for Haiti and understand shareing is imperitive for all Haitians and their friends to acheive our goals.
Our 1st & main emphasis is educating long-term projects to create fertile soil so they can grow more food while stabilizing the land and reforesting the hillsides.
Haiti Reconstruction (website) is a social networking organization whose members are of NGO’s, sister parish groups, aid workers, and volunteers who are trying to improve the conditions throughout Haiti. Our main mission is connecting all our efforts into a powerful force to empower the people of Haiti to become self-sufficient through agriculture and conservation education. We supply the tools and loans for materials they need to start sustainable businesses and they will take care of themselves and their country.
Members may blog on this website, but Haiti Reconstruction Administrators must not respond, request nor support any political agendas.
HRI also works on short-term projects to educate each other. These projects must be income-generating for the community rather than individuals and fit into these categories:
We believe in educating and providing them with the tools they need to start up projects, not free handouts that may create dependencies.
We only want to use latest or best technology and proven methods that will not mess up their ecosystem.
We look for long-term solutions that conserve for future generations using Permaculture principles.
Our organization is much like FUNDAEC (click here to see their ORG), which was created in 1974 in Colombia by a group of scientists and professionals who were searching for ways to promote the autochthonous development of rural areas.
FUNDAEC, the acronym in Spanish for “The Foundation for the Application and Teaching of the Sciences”, is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that has dedicated over 30 years to fostering processes of learning, training, and development in the rural areas of Colombia and an increasing number of countries in Latin America. Click here to see FUNDAEC: PRINCIPLES AND ITS ACTIVITIES
We take ideas and criticisms; we improve ourselves with our member’s suggestions.