We welcomed a visit from Hunter and Andrea Payne, founders of Aid Still Required, to the Jatropha farms in southern Haiti last month. ASR has partnered with Sirona to support expansion of the Jatropha program and support the farming communities that grow Jatropha for biofuel and alternative charcoal. Deforestation is Haiti’s biggest problem and this program reforests, creates clean energy sources and improves the lives of the small farmers that participate in the program. It’s triple win. Our lead Agronomist Saint Jean led us around farms and nurseries to see the program and understand the farmers that participate.
Prior to the farming visit Michelle and Gilbert were able to visit ASR’s meditation program in Les Cayes and witness how their work improves the lives for people living in extreme poverty in disenfranchised communities. ASR programs focus on health, empowerment and post trauma therapy in Port Jeremie in City Soleil and near Les Cayes. The trip was a great opportunity for two organizations to visit each others programs and see first hand all of the good work that is occurring in Haiti.