Creating self-sufficient communities by working with the community.
So says the proverb, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.
Teach a man how to fish and he will eat for a life time.”
April 11, 2013 by Tendo Sekiwala
In Haïti there is a saying ‘Chèche Lavi’ which means every morning we must get up and look for life. This was an underlying theme of the Community2Community (C2C) mission trip to Haïti this March.
One of the communities we work with is a small farming community that lives on one of Haïti’s mountaintops and the people are resilient in spite of the hardships and natural disasters that have befallen them over the past years. On a typical day on the mountain in Petit Goâve, the people wake up before dawn and begin their trek up and down the mountain in search of work. The women are often seen balancing a basket of goods on their heads as they gracefully navigate the mountain slopes on their way to the market. The men are seen with their hoes and satchels digging up the land sowing and reaping what they can. This is a typical day in the life of the men and women of Petit Goâve trying to make a living.