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Anse-a-Pitre
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 50
Category: Other
Host ID: 87824
Country: Haiti

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Last Updated: July 18, 2019

The aim of our organisation is to support long-term food security for people living in southeast Haiti. We do this by planting indigenous food-bearing trees in partnership with the local population. Our four acre campus includes a fully shaded nursery containing 25,000 trees, one large and two small dormitories for volunteers, a training hall, a kitchen, and a small solar power system.

We are happy to welcome volunteers here any time of the year and always have space available!

The minimum stay asked of volunteers is 2 weeks, although we strongly suggest staying longer in order to enhance your experience of supporting the local community and participating in sustainable living.
Project tasks occur during seva (selfless service) times, which run from sunrise to breakfast and from breakfast to lunch, Monday through Friday. In addition to working in the forest and the tree nursery, volunteers also serve inside the campus, maintaining the facilities, cleaning, organizing, cooking and washing after meals.

We are a non-profit, non-business ecological and humanitarian project that does not generate any income. Therefore, we unfortunately cannot provide free food for volunteers. We ask for a food contribution equal to $6.00 USD per day. This food contribution is only used for food and helps to support your stay with us.

Volunteers will not smoke cigarettes, use drugs, or drink alcohol, inside or outside our project, during their entire stay! Only come to us if you are 100% sure that you are able and willing to completely respect this!

We practice an eco-friendly way of life including whole food veganism, alternative construction, solar energy, biodegradable cleaning products, and compost toilets; and we aim to be a zero waste zone. Our project is a completely vegan environment. We ask volunteers not to bring in or eat any non-vegan food in the forest.

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