500 sacks of corn seed

Our friends at Global Aid Partnership called a few weeks ago.  We were glad to hear from them and hear they had a container full of corn seed for distribution in Haiti.  GAP gave RHFH 500 sacks  (55 pounds each) to be given out in our area.  GVADK (our community development group) has been working hard all week giving these seeds out to local farmers in the Cazale and surrounding areas. 

Sacks of seed arriving in Cazale

farm land that has been cultivated by hand and is ready to be planted by the local farmers

Eachday this week we invited different villages from our section of Haiti.  The farmer has to let us know how much corn he can plant and sign a paper stating that he has received the corn.  He will then return in a few month to give us an update on the progress of his crop.  He will then give a return on his crop.

Here is a farmer signing and getting ready to receive his corn seed.

Most dry items are measured out in #10 cans here, so that is what we measured the corn in.  Each farmer brought a sack or bag to carry the corn back home in.

Here are some pictures of the groups receiving the corn.  Each group of ten to fifteen people has a group leader that will come and let us know how the crops are growing.

As of Friday at 2pm we have served  670 farmers with an average of 15 pounds of seed each.  We are excited and thankful to GAP and the  donor that gave the semi container full of seeds to Haiti.

9 Responses to 500 sacks of corn seed

  1. Debbie Woodward says:

    SWEET!!!! I love that the farmers will be able to plant this season. Thank you for the thoughtful process in which you are distributing the corn.

  2. Heidi Birkey Elliott says:

    Thank you. For some reason the pictures of the farmers getting their corn just makes me weep.

    Lord, send the right amount of rain at the right time. Help these men provide for their families. May your hand of blessing be upon them.

  3. Bekki says:

    What a great blessing! Great program – you guys really have your fingers on the pulse and know what works over there!

    And of course I HAVE to ask – were Marie and Jean Saintilus among the farmers who have come?

  4. Courtney says:

    I love seeing missions in Haiti that provide the people of Haiti with the ability to sustain themselves. While I know that meeting immediate needs of Haitian in feeding programs where they are fed on the spot or given food for a day or two are necessary, it is so good to see people being given the help they need to care for themselves. The old saying of “give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime” is so true. Thank you for your work in Haiti. I will be in St. Ard for 7 weeks this summer and hope to have the opportunity to come and see first hand what you are doing for God in Haiti.

    Courtney

  5. Tanya says:

    that is just amazing!

  6. julie says:

    what joy!

    as I progressed through the pictures my heart just melted and I was overwhelmed with the delight in the faces of the people. how simple it is to encourage and change the lives of a person, family, village, nation when we can give and “speak” directly to their hearts and needs. praise God!

  7. Sarah says:

    I love this! Wonderful! I can’t wait to see the results.🙂

  8. Alisa says:

    May God bring in a plentful harvest in Haiti, souls and crops!!!

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