As Haitian waters recede – at least for now – aid and relief efforts are also diminishing for the nearly one million people who are in desperate need of emergency food. The wounds of this reality are particularly raw in the countryside where the majority is struggling to survive.
Grassroots International and our partners on the ground are committed to bottom-up movement building and sustainable Haitian-driven development. However, emergency circumstances right now are too great to ignore. Will you join us in supporting the efforts of community-based organizations providing emergency relief to Haiti’s peasant majority? It is not too late. Your gift will provide invaluable seeds, tools, food, and shelter for those who need it the most.
In a recent interview with the Inter Press Service News Agency, Grassroots International’s partner Chavannes Jean Baptiste of the MPP (Peasants Movement of Papay) describes what is taking place in Haiti and what urgently needs to happen to alleviate some of the pain.