I’m from Desarmes, a rural area in Haiti’s Artibonite Valley. I recently turned 60 years old, and Desarmes is still my home.
I worked for MCC for many years and currently I work for an organization called Konbit Peyizan pou Ranfòsman Kapasite Lokal, whose Haitian Kreyol name means Agricultural Collective for the Reinforcement of Local Capacity.
We work with participants in collectives, encouraging and organizing them to work together. Our primary focus is in food security and in reinforcing community capacity so that people are better able to produce what they need to eat.