The páramo is an ecosystem in South America. The páramo environment protects water sources for a large part of the rural and urban population. Most of the people who live here depend on the páramos both directly and indirectly.
Climate change is the one true unifier of this planet—the problem belongs to us all. But for developing countries, especially those who depend so heavily on small-scale agriculture, the impacts are felt much more intensely. Haiti is no exception.
When I got married and was brought into this village there were just a few houses around. The forests were lush and dense. Then, we were not tormented by the problems of drought and landslides that now affect us each year.
After 37 years as a teacher, and about 14 of those dedicated to educating her students about Heifer International’s strategies to end the global issues of hunger and poverty, Linda Pelletier is retiring. Heifer honors her for her service and dedication.