Belize

Hernando’s Legacy: How Future Generations Are Inspiring One Farmer To Change His Ways

Hernando’s Legacy: How Future Generations Are Inspiring One Farmer To Change His Ways

Thanks to your generous support, Hernando is transitioning to regenerative farming methods that will protect the earth and sustain us all.

Josefa Breathes a Sigh of Relief

Josefa Breathes a Sigh of Relief

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.

Process Makes Perfect

Process Makes Perfect

Many communities across the globe could benefit from our program. So, how do we go about deciding where to work? Renée Johnson, our executive director, explains how we selected our two newest communities in Belize.

All Together Now!

All Together Now!

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. 

Introducing Robin, our New Communications Coordinator!

Introducing Robin, our New Communications Coordinator!

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.

While in Belize, Robin has taken over our Instagram. Follow her trip at @sustharvintl or #2016robintakeover