Jonas, a Haitian fisherman, makes his living cage fishing on Lake Péligre. Due to runoff from deforestation, the lake has become shallower, making the fish less plentiful. With the training he received from Heifer, Jonas can make as much income in five months with the cage fishing program as he could in one year before. This extra income will help him buy more food and pay his children’s school fees.
A group of determined fishermen and women in Ecuador no longer pay exorbitant fees to rent a boat and dock. They developed a plan to purchase their own and, within two years, did just that. Read Sustainable Fishing on the Ecuador Coast to learn how they are planning to expand their fleet.
Choratan is a beautiful, yet dangerous, cross-border village in Armenia. Despite living in the constant shadow of Azeri snipers, residents continue to work hard for a better life. Cow Becomes ’Helper and Feeder’ for Lazaryan Family tells the success story of one tight-knit family and their cow.
Video by Geoff Oliver Bugbee Writing, narration by Katya Cengel
Learn about Heifer International’s innovative projects in Haiti this week as our World Ark team travels the entire country, south to north, to visit projects to help build a sustainable future for Haitians battered by natural disasters and decades of poverty.
In the video above, witness the difference a Heifer project makes as fishermen strive to make a living from an overfished and polluted bay. Stay tuned for more stories and photos from Haiti as our team visits rabbit, cattle, goat, rice and home-rebuilding projects.