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Donate. 100% of contributions for the project reach the school in Haiti. How is that possible? Expenses--such as this website--are paid for by designated donations for that purpose. MPP, our Haitian partner, is paid 5% for project management.
Travel with Us. Our visits to the EcoVillages and the school are profound experiences that are often described as “life changing.” Haiti is a place of contrasts – joyful people who live in deep poverty. A visit to the EcoVillage School is a hopeful experience, but it raises many questions for travelers who live in modern societies. Regardless of religious practice or inclinations, it becomes a spiritual experience that grows our understanding. Come with us in February 2020.
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Add your voice as a Supporter. Donors may provide a snapshot and brief testimonial about why they support the school and why it matters to them.
Choose something specific to fund. The school has many needs. It can be satisfying to know what your contribution is doing. Here are some options.
$26,000 for the final classroom. We only need one more. Classrooms are made of concrete block, will survive the fiercest hurricanes and will educate children for generations.
$2430 pays for one teacher for the year.
$1800 for furnishings. The new classroom will need to be furnished. Benches and desks for children cost $1800 for the new classroom. Additional furniture, including chalkboard, teacher’s desk, supply cabinet – costs another $1800.
$470 for food. Provide lunch for all 295 kids in school for one week. Parents volunteer in the school garden to put fresh vegetables on the lunch table. Some staples don't grow in the garden -- oil, rice, maize – and have to be purchased.
$190 for one child to attend school for the year. The reason we are building a school is that the area is deeply impoverished. Many parents cannot afford to send their children to school. You can ensure that some poor kid gets a chance.
$120 for female goat. Goats are being farmed in each EcoVillage as cash crops. Goats have their own chain-link enclosures and the villages have a care program for feeding, veterinary support and breeding, guided by a village-elected person. Proceeds from the goat program will go to support the school.
$60 for learning resources. A month's worth of books, paper, chalk -- all the supplies teachers need to aid learning -- for one classroom. $450 provides supplies for one class for the whole year.
$55 Veggies for lunch. Each year the vegetable gardens need start-up funds to buy seed and provide maintenance, even though the labor is volunteered by parents. For your $55, enough vegetables will come out of the garden to feed kids for a full week.