The world is a very different place than it was just a year ago. In Fond des Blancs, we planned and prepared for the worst of what Covid-19 was to bring, but by the grace of God, we have thus far been spared this calamity.
Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and 6th in the world and as such has limited resources, little government efficiency and a poor healthcare system. Covid-19 would have without a doubt wreaked havoc across the country. We have no explanation for why this pandemic seems to have skipped over Haiti, most of the previous ones didn’t, and our neighbor the Dominican Republic has had many outbreaks. We are grateful and counting our blessings.
Places are slowly reopening and a sense of normalcy is creeping in, if it wasn’t for intermittent mask wearing, most would not be even able to tell that their is a world wide pandemic occurring. However we are still being safe and cautious. Every student and teacher are required to wear mask on all campuses.
In Fond des Blancs, Haiti, we are grateful for the Farm. We are harvesting and planting as quickly as we can to create as much turnover in this demanding time. We just acquired a new water reel that will help with irrigation. It can cover an area of up to 6 acres. It is a great step towards keeping everything irrigated and watered evenly. The farm has already shown great potential for stability, longevity and prosperity. It will play a crucial role in the current and coming challenges.