Welcome to Our Forest
Thank you so much for all you have done for the community of Saint Louis de Sud, Haiti. The people from mountain villages all over this region came in May to collect the trees they requested and are so thankful for it. Giving trees to local families is one of the best ways to reforest here. They are growing the fruit trees all around their homes for much needed food and shade. And, when you give to families, it’s mostly the children that water the trees and carry the love for them into the next generation. 10,000 trees distributed to approximately 1000 homes. We made a big difference!
Mr. and Mrs. Tomas above definitely blew us away with their passion for reforestation. They lived on a bare mountain with nothing, I mean nothing growing, the first time I visited them in 2010. The entire mountain was just rock and they begged me for help. They kept pulling out their pockets and showing me that they are empty. I said, “All I can offer are trees.” And Tomas said he’ll take trees. So over the next two years I saw his mountain transform right through two droughts from lifeless to what you see here. His property spreads way behind the house and he planted and watered all that we offered: mangoes, lemons, oranges, grapefruits and hardwoods. He was a nobody who became an example for all the village. Today their basic needs are met by what the trees provide. Many are very tall now like in some of the other pictures below.