in my wandering around the web looking at various
projects and watching how they are doing through time
i came across this one recently and finally had some
time today to look at the area in more detail...
Sadhana Forest, Haiti:
very intresting and you can see the work they are
doing and how it has changed the area. started in
April 2010 and already looks much improved (compared
to the surrounding area). you can see the lines in
the fields they've worked on (north and along the
coast is spots and even some areas towards the border
with the DR).
as far as details on how it is going in other
areas they are working on and if the wider community
is learning i don't know.
wish i were younger and braver, but Haiti is one
of those places in the world that i'd be too paranoid
to ever visit (language, diseases, poverty, unstable
government, etc.) still i can cheer them on from
here and wish them every continued success. in
reading their website about volunteering they say
they are removed from the larger cities and a lot
of troubles, but still i'm way too paranoid to
$6/day is what they ask for to be a volunteer and
of course willingness to work half the day during the
week plus some other chores.