Sunday, October 19, 2014

Friends, Can you Dig it? Plant a Tree in...Haiti?

One upon a vision, a Facebook friend made some introductions and behold, some years later, construction begins on a seismic-sound school building above the plain of Leogane...And then, Samaritan's Purse, a big NGO, facilitates the hauling of materials by building a road!  Bulldozers up at 3500 feet, somehow?  Yup.  And now, so's not to loose the soil and the road, wouldn't it be nice to plant fruit trees, and bamboo - a potential cash crop as it is now being used to make textiles in China and... 

If you have strong legs and strong hearts, we welcome you to collaborate with our habitants and plant trees near the hill you see on the right, below. And, well, anywhere else to hold the soil.
Earlier this year, the partially-finished school and the beginnings of the road - in the background. Foreground is the path winding up to Mon Bouton proper.  The hill down on the right is Gran Dodo's house, Ti Eli's cleared field and Madame Karolis' home, with Watson, Watkliffe, Minooche and many others of the lakou, area-based extended family.

The view from the top.
Our team clears part of the hill and constructs and escalier making the ascent to Gran's easier for her - and us!  And this is part of the team that will plant trees - mango, zoranje and others - si Dieu vle - along the road to hold the soil.  Are you ready to join this work?
The way up...and up

Below, from Mon Bouton, the bulldozers from Samaritan's purse chomp through mountains.

Mon Bouton proper rises in the background.  And now-finished school buildings proudly rise!

It's just one miracle after another up in them thar hills!

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