10,000 TREES EARTH DAY 50th ANNIVERSARY YEAR GOAL
Keep an eye on the orange on the circle graph to track progress to our goal. Kids, grownups, and families are buying trees - taking local action for the good of the whole. That's what the 50th Anniversary Year of Earth Day is about. Get on the train, MAKE SOME SHADE TODAY - One tree one dollar and no minimum (seriously). We already have families on the land ready to make sure they flourish when planted. Graph last updated June 1, 2017.
POVERTY IS AN ECONOMIC PROBLEM, a problem of resources - of not having enough to put food on the table, to have decent housing, send children to school, or withstand disease. Its solution is economic too, because when people can develop the resources they have - their talent, their land, and their drive for a better future - they can gain control of their lives.
PARTNER FOR PEOPLE & PLACE provides training in sustainable agriculture, forestry, industrial arts, and entrepreneurship that give people the means to develop their own economic security. We help people build secure livelihoods. Please join us.
More than 60 percent of Haiti's population lives in small towns and villages
More than 90 percent of families have incomes of less than $500 per year
WHERE YOU ARE BORN IN HAITI is most likely where you'll live out your life and raise your family. For more than 60% of Haiti's population that means small towns and villages.
The rural communities we serve are situated in challenging places, but all have human and ecological resources that can build secure livelihoods. Realizing that potential is the purpose of Partner For People & Place. Since 2008 we have been working with the people here to develop rural economies based on:
Local value-added processing of crops
Growing and making commodities that Haiti needs