Harvest Time In Haiti!
Over the weekend, volunteers from the Haitian mud hut village harvested 480 pieces of Cassava from the village garden managed by Hotes Foundation Haitian staff and volunteers. Cassava is a root plant very similar to potatoes except that it's also high in vitamins, & minerals like Vitamin C, zinc and magnesium.
Volunteer farmers from the village coordinated by Hotes Foundation staff have also planted peanuts, corn, millet, eggplants, okra, sweet potatoes, plantains and papayas in the now-massive gardens. The fruits and vegetables harvested from the gardens are used in our feeding program in the village providing for around 500 women and children.