Project #270 | Climate Justice in Haiti
Our Partnership with Tearfund USA
Haiti is the most vulnerable country in Latin America and the Caribbean to climate change. In an island nation where 40% of the population depends on small-scale agriculture as their primary food supply, the increased frequency and severity of natural disasters is catastrophic. The situation for women farmers is compounded by deeply rooted attitudes and practices that create an environment conducive to violence against women. In Haiti, 29% of women ages 15-49 report having experienced physical violence by the age of 15. Gender inequities limit the opportunities women have to contribute to their families’ food supply and economic well-being.
We’re partnering with Tearfund USA to train and equip 100 women smallholder farmers in Haiti’s Sud-Est region to increase their agricultural yields and fight hunger in their community. Tearfund is collaborating with a Haitian-led partner, Etapase, to train the farmers in agroforestry and climate smart agriculture techniques. To address gender inequities, the women alongside their husbands and other community leaders will also complete Transforming Masculinities: an evidence-based intervention developed by Tearfund to end sexual and gender-based violence and to work toward more gender-equal societies.
Women Smallholder Farmers With Improved Crop Yields
People With Increased Awareness of Gender Equity
Coffee Trees Planted by Farmers in Agroforestry Plots
Thank you for making this possible!
Our movement is grassroots, to us that not only means the work on the ground is led by local leaders with the support of the community, but it also means that we raise the funds for our projects through everyday donors just like you. In addition to all the donors that gave $25, $100, or $250 and the campaigners that ran a race or donated their birthday to raise funds, we also want to thank our generous business, school, and faith sponsors who believed in our work and joined the movement.
If you want to support future projects like this you can make a donation to our climate impact fund.