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Photo provided courtesy of Rockville Living Magazine, http://www.rockvilleliving.com/
Firefighters from Cap Haitien and Limbe, Haiti, including some of the very same personnel that will be managing the TractorShare tractor and farm implements, have been training at the Montgomery County Fire Rescue Training Academy. They have been led by the TractorShare's Manager of Haitian Operations, Ardouin Zephirin. See the full article on their activities at http://www.rockvilleliving.com/.
TractorShare will support the building of community support between the local government and the farming community. Please consider helping!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Why should you consider TractorShare for your donation over all of the other nonprofits? Certainly, there are many nonprofits that are doing important work in the fields of development, distribution of food, and poverty relief. We commend their efforts in providing these critical services. We do believe, however, that TractorShare is unique in our mission and our approach because:
TractorShare has completed acquisiton and acceptance testing of a 33 HP Belarus 250A tractor, destined for service in Limbe, Haiti. Limbe is located in Northern Haiti beween the major cities of Cap-Haitien and Gonaives. The tractor will be managed by the Limbe Fire Department, who will have responsibility for routine maintenance, training on the use and safety of the farm equipment, and for ensuring that the local farming community has easy access to the tractor and associated farm implements. TractorShare estimates that this one tractor can improve the production and management of at least twenty farming families, plus providing support to the fire department in such areas as road management and irrigation canal maintenance. This tractor will in fact benefit the quality of life for the entire community!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
The Haitian people are suffering from a severe food crisis made even worse by widespread destruction from an unrelenting hurricane season. Numerous towns and cities have been devastated. Farmland and crops have been largely wiped out. In response to the ongoing tragedy, TractorShare is organizing a long-term program to help Haitian farmers clear fields, construct drainage, and replant crops. Our training and agricultural support programs will focus on both near-term relief as well as long-term development.