Haiti’s most serious environmental issue results from the absence of a functioning waste management system. Most of the garbage is disposed of in the streets or in the waterways and ultimately ends up in the sea.
Integration of environmental projects in cooperation with schools
Haiti’s ecological problem started as early as the colonial period, with the clearing of forests to create plantations.
The primary ecological problem of the country is deforestation and the related soil erosion. Another serious problem arises from the fact that charcoal is the most widely used fuel in Haiti. For charcoal production, trees are even cut down in orchards and nature reserves, which inevitably leads to an environmental disaster. Another environmental problem in Haiti is the lack of a functioning waste management system. Most of the garbage ends up on the streets or in the sewers, which thus become clogged when it rains and lead to flooding.
Every Haitian citizen must contribute to the ecological environmental situation of Haiti. In order to achieve this, of course, appropriate expertise must be transmitted. The people there must learn at an early stage what environmental damage they cause, for example, when they burn the garbage on the street, cut down the trees and throw the plastic waste into the sea.
With this project we promote:
- Reduction of the risk of disease
- the improvement of the health condition of the people
- Reducing the environmental disaster such as flooding by dumping the garbage in the canals
- Contribution to the sustainable development of the country
Water is not only important but also essential for life. Without water, life is not possible. Worldwide, nearly 2.2 billion people live without access to clean water, including 450 million children. Haiti is a country that is very frequently affected by natural disasters. But the water supply in Haiti is still non-existent today due to poor infrastructure. Children and women in rural areas are particularly affected. They have to supply the family with water and therefore carry gallons of water on foot for miles in all weathers.
We have experienced it with our own eyes and do not want to look away, but help these people!
With this outreach we are promoting:
- better access to drinking water supply
- shorter distances
- the health of the people of Haiti
Cultivation of water wells in villages
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Supporting smallholders in agriculture
Approximately 60% of the population derives its livelihood from agriculture. It accounts for approximately 28% of GDP. In 1986, Haiti was able to produce 80% of its staple food needs; today, the country must meet its food needs almost entirely through imports. Due to erosion damage, only 30% of Haiti’s land is now arable.
With small-scale agriculture, enough food can be produced to massively reduce the famine.
Support us to fulfill the requirements for this:
- Access to land
- Possibility to exchange and sell own seeds
- transport possibilities
- local markets
- insurances and credits
- simple, low-cost technical assistance
- consulting and research
- promotion and participation of women
With this project we reduce the number of unemployed the poverty rate through more production the number of repatriates and criminality through a better life perspective we contribute to the sustainable development process of the country.
Haiti’s biggest environmental problem stems from the absence of a functioning waste management system. Most of the garbage is disposed of in the streets or in waterways and eventually ends up in the sea. The uncontrolled disposal of waste poses an acute threat not only to the environment but also to public health and to the already scarce water supply. The ubiquitous plastic waste in the streets is a particular problem, as it is not biodegradable. As a result, it clogs sewers and causes flooding.
We educate people about consequences of littering on the streets and remove large amounts of litter from the streets and waterways.
With this project we promote:
- awareness of the consequences of improper waste disposal
- a better cityscape
- less environmental pollution especially protection of the oceans through the removal of plastic waste