Humanitarian Resources

The following resources were compiled as a result of the work I’ve done in Haiti, through my small nonprofit called Global Freedom Project.  This organization was created to serve some of the poorest, rural, small family farmers.  The goal is to come up with quality, innovative solutions for a few communities that would allow them to enjoy an above average level of self sufficiency, and then to share those solutions with others.

1. Syntropic Farming

Regenerative agroforestry at it’s best.  For those who are not familiar with syntropic farming, it can accurately be described as farming that is achieved through forest mimicry.  It is beyond organic and beyond sustainable, because it can be implemented with hand tools and minimal inputs, but over time produces an abundance.  What is most valuable, is that once the farmer understands the principles behind this approach, it is highly versatile.  A farm system can be designed which will supply food, timber, animal fodder and other natural resources.  Click the title to learn more and get access to the free, custom educational manuals that are designed especially with developing countries in mind.  Or check out this short video which gives a great overview of the method and the man behind it:  Life in Syntropy.

2. Vetiver Latrine

A very inexpensive, biological, pit latrine which can be installed with 2 days of labor.  In Haiti, the average total cost for labor and materials is about $50!  Also this is primitive, it works.  For communities that open defecate and must deal with the fecal-oral diseases that come with lack of sanitation, this is an immediately accessible solution.  Click on the title, to learn more and get a free downloadable guidebook.

3. Natural Remedies

An ancient remedy known by many cultures to kill stomach parasites, is now supported by clinical research.  That remedy is papaya seeds!  It can be easily grown in many developing countries, so that even the poorest have access to some of the medicine they need.  Click the link to get more information, including a free pdf which guides you in the proper usage of this powerful treatment.

4. Food Preservation

Learn about different ways to preserve food grown on the farm and add value.  These methods help both by giving the farmer food security and also by increasing the chances they can earn a fair income for their hard work.  Currently in Haiti, I am testing passive, hybrid, solar dehydration and hand powered flour grinders.

5. Natural Building

“Coming soon” a section that describes how to successfully build an earthbag building using the heavy clay soil of Haiti and meeting the expectations of the locals in the Mirebalais area.

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