United Nations Tool Distribution in Haiti
Written by Plant With Purpose on July 20, 2010 in General
We are continually encouraged by Plant With Purpose’s cooperation and partnership with local authorities in Haiti as well as major relief and development agencies like the United Nations. This is a short re-post from Bob’s blog (our Technical Director who is currently in Haiti) that demonstrates that collaboration:
“Today is distribution of tools courtesy of FAO, the agriculture branch of the UN. Plant With Purpose Haiti is the distributor on their behalf. As I type this I can hear the crowd outside the office waiting patiently, some since about 7 am to get a pick, a machete, and a hoe. I am guessing there are about 500 people. The distribution is being organized through the locally elected leadership, and these leaders met this morning early to coordinate with staff.”
To read another of Bob’s recent blogs about ‘a model farm’ and the illegal trespassing arrest that was made yesterday, click here. You will enjoy the insight as well as the humor of the situation.