Thanks to your generous support, Hernando is transitioning to regenerative farming methods that will protect the earth and sustain us all.
We asked Josefa Gonzales, a new participant in Chunox, Belize, what makes her happy. “When I have plenty of food for my family to eat and I’m not wringing my hands worrying where the next meal will come from,” she says.
Because of supporters like you, Josefa and her family now grow their own food supply, using organic, regenerative farming methods that nourish people and the planet.
Originally from Costa Rica, Carolina is one of three interns from EARTH University working with Sustainable Harvest International this fall. Carolina is conducting her research in Belize. In this interview, Carolina shares her thoughts on school, her mom, and working with rural farmers.
On a Saturday morning in Otoxha, over two dozen men are building a house in the diffused yellow light of a misty tropical morning. They’ve been at it since daybreak, and their work is nearly silent.
The materials are modest: a pile of freshly cut cahune palm for the roof, a stack of long rails harvested from jungle trees, and rough-hewn boards of emory wood ready to become walls.
There are no saws, hammers or nails. Instead, a pile of dark machetes under the overhang, abandoned out of the rain, and a community of men balancing on the beams and rafters of the house in progress, lashing materials into shape.
Shortly after receiving an MFA in Creative Writing from Northern Michigan University, Robin McCarthy returned to Maine and joined our communications team. Welcome, Robin!
This week, Robin is in Belize facilitating a staff storytelling training. Following the training, she’ll be visiting partner families in Otoxha, Belize and getting fully immersed in our program.
I plan to apply the knowledge I gained through interning with Sustainable Harvest International in my country (Ecuador), promoting development in rural communities and bringing new and innovative ideas on how to generate positive change.