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What We Do

To Build A Village (in Haiti) engages in activities that have the potential to advance our mission. Most of our work falls under one of three major program areas -- education, network-building and policy work.

:: Education - Through partnering organizations, we mentor communities, farming networks, policymakers, media and the general public on the benefits of regenerative agroforestry, land management, watershed restoration, and community development in Haiti.   

:: Network-Building - We invite groups to join our partner network and we assist groups or individuals at the local, regional or national level who are committed to building Haitian Alliances.

:: Policy Work - Through partnering organizations, we identify, promote and galvanize support for local, regional, national and international policy initiatives that have the potential of advancing the transition of Haitian-led initiatives into regenerative food, farming. and land management systems. 

Why It Matters

Global warming will continue to bring droughts, hurricanes and other extreme weather events to Haiti. It will create more food insecurity and force greater numbers of people to abandon land and homes, worsening the global migration crisis. It will lead to dwindling natural, human, and financial resources, which in turn will lead to more poverty, the collapse of social support structures, and greater political instability. 

We believe that in helping farmers and rural communities to transition to regenerative food and agriculture systems, Haiti will be given power to:

  • End hunger among her people
  • Restore health and well-being to her people
  • Increase the water-holding capacities of her soils
  • Increase crop yields and the diversity of her cash crops
  • Restore access to abundant fresh, clean water sources
  • Revitalize local economies
  • Restore rural livelihoods and independence
  • Regenerate ecological health, including soil fertility and biodiversity
  • Promote social justice and fair trade
  • Reverse global warming