International Program Visits Projects in Central America and Haiti

Sebastian Africano hangs out with Haitian children in an IDP camp in Port-au-Prince

TWP’s Deputy International Director, Sebastian Africano, and International Program Consultant, Claudia Menendez, recently returned from a five week trip to Central America and Haiti.  The trip gave Sebastian and Claudia a chance to visit our development projects as well as connect with our partner organizations on the ground.  Highlights from each country include:

  • Our partner organization, AHDESA, in Honduras has built 3,419 fuel-efficient stoves in the first quarter of 2010!
  • TWP’s tree nursery in Tiquisate, Guatemala will produce 30,000 trees this year, providing shade and nourishment to families!
  • With funds from the Rio Tinto Prize, TWP and PROLEÑA will be developing a Forestry Training & Research Center for biomass energy in La Paz Centro, Nicaragua.
  • This year, our partner organization in El Salvador, Arboles y Agua para el Pueblo (AAP), will include soil conservation training for farmers, as well as reforestation activities and building 350 new Justa stoves.
  • With partner organization StoveTec, TWP has distributed 432 Rocket stoves to Internally Displaced People in Haiti and will be providing 1,344 more stoves in the next six months.

Interested in donating?  Click here to make a tax-deductible contribution to Trees, Water & People’s International Program.  Stay tuned for more pictures and updates!

Claudia Menendez (top left) stands with the Ekip Recho (stove team) at IDP camp Delmas 33

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