Deforestation in Haiti has caused periodic droughts and floods throughout the country, ruining crops for struggling small farmers. As it is often the only source of income and nutrition in Haiti, the ability to grow food is crucial for rural villagers to survive. The Hotes Foundation is working hard to fix this issue. In 2015, the Hotes Foundation sponsored a cistern-building project where Haitian volunteers worked alongside trained masons to dig and pave a 30,000-gallon open-air cistern. The cistern collects rainwater for watering crops that are harvested for the feeding program in the village and reforestation projects in the surrounding land. The first cistern was so effective that the Hotes Foundation built a second one!
The Hotes Foundation's 2018 Women's Soccer League is kicking off! In Haiti, where men dominate soccer, we're changing the game by taking the women from the sidelines to the goal lines! Follow us for weekly updates for our 2018 soccer season!