Photo of the Week: Seeds of Change in Haiti

July 22, 2011

Haitian mango farmers are trained in Gros Morne, l'Artibonite as representatives from The Coca-Cola Company and the Inter-American Development Bank look on. Here, the Haiti Hope Project takes shape as farmers are enrolled and taught harvest management techniques. These skills will enable them to use their mango trees as a source of sustainable income for their families.

Haitian mango farmers are trained in Gros Morne, l'Artibonite as representatives from The Coca-Cola Company and the Inter-American Development Bank look on. Here, the Haiti Hope Project takes shape as farmers are enrolled and taught harvest management techniques. These skills will enable them to use their mango trees as a source of sustainable income for their families.

Over the next five years, the Haiti Hope Project will train 25,000 mango farmers and help market their mangoes for the highest possible selling price.

Together, the efforts of TechnoServe and its public and private partners will help Haitian communities rebuild and create a better future.

Learn more about our work to restore Haiti.

The Haiti Hope Partners are The Coca-Cola Company; the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB); the U.S. Agency for International Development Bank (USAID); and TechnoServe.

 

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