Meet María Natividad Lara from Buenos Aires, Honduras. Women like María are the backbone of rural economies in their communities. Through partnership with us, María was trained in environmental stewardship, sustainable farming, and small business management, eventually opening her own small shop. Women with small businesses are proven to raise healthier and better-educated children. Investing in rural women like María increases agricultural productivity, reduces hunger and malnutrition, and improves livelihoods. And not just for women—for everyone!
PHOTO BY AMANDA ZEHNER
Meet Juliana Mencia and her new wood-conserving stove, built with the support of people like you. Juliana, a resident of La Albardilla, Honduras, appreciates that this stove uses less firewood. It also saves her from the heat and smoke of the open fire she cooked on before participating in our program. Wood-conserving stoves are one of the many solutions we offer to families who choose to partner with us—solutions that improve the lives of people and the health of our shared planet.
PHOTO BY AMANDA ZEHNER
Organic pineapples are not only beautiful to look at, they’re also a great income source. Even better, for farmers like Mateo Ical in San Lucas, Belize, pineapples can play an integral role in a sustainable farming system. Used as live barriers, pineapples protect against soil erosion. They are easy to propagate and delicious to consume! Support like yours helps farmers like Mateo grow healthy, more diverse crops that benefit both people and the planet.
PHOTO BY CIRILO CHOC
Planting and protecting trees has many purposes. One of them is creating wildlife habitat for millions of plant and animal species like these hummingbirds in San Pedro Abajo, Panama. Since 1997, we’ve planted almost 4 million trees. Through supporting Sustainable Harvest International, you preserve wildlife habitat and ensure the well-being of the farmers that partner with us.
PHOTO BY MARIBEL OJO
Meet Edwin. He’s from El Sauce, Honduras. His family is saving this ear of corn for next year’s seeds. Rural families like Edwin’s partner with us to attend seed saving workshops, decrease reliance on purchased food, diversify production and diets, and increase food sovereignty. By supporting Sustainable Harvest International, you ensure that Edwin and his family will have plenty to eat and that their crops are grown organically, benefiting both people and the planet.
PHOTO BY ELLIOTT POWELL
This is Wilson. He’s from Nueva Frontera, Honduras. We work in partnership with rural families like Wilson’s to establish organic vegetable gardens near their homes. The nutritious vegetables they grow improve their diets and the sale of their extra produce increases their income. Our field trainers provide long-term technical assistance so that each family’s harvests grow in quality and quantity every year. Your support sustains healthy families and healthy farms.