Category Archives: Poverty

See How a Cistern Helps Feed A Village of 700

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!

Leniere Capricien, Up From Poverty

Hotes Foundation Team Member overcomes poverty and joins the fight against it. What is it like to fight poverty after surviving poverty? Few know better than Hotes Foundation Team Member Leniere Capricien. Leniere is the daycare team leader at the Lake Azuei Village in Haiti, where the Hotes Foundation has operated full-time programs for over 3...