We, the MAlt Haiti team, are fundraising to travel to the community of Ansapit (also known as Anse-à-Pitres). We will collaborate with AMURTEL-Haiti and Sadhana Forestry in order to learn about child development education and sustainable agriculture. To honor our trip’s commitment to a need-blind acceptance policy and provide both service and financial support to our community partners, we need to raise $2,000 by January 31st.
Dollars Raised: 170%
Deadline: Jan 31, 2014
Total needed: $2,000
MAlt Haiti: Exploring Different Community Development Models in Post-2010 Haiti
What is Malt?
MAlt (Middlebury Alternative Break Trips) is a student organization that designs and runs service learning trips during Middlebury’s February break. The trips aim to engage Middlebury students with outside communities in order to share, provide service, and learn about the systems that shape community realities around the world. MAlt has a need-blind acceptance policy and fundraises in the campus community and beyond throughout the year to ensure that any student can participate regardless of his or her financial background.
What will we be doing?
On January 31st, our team of 12 students will travel to the community of Ansapit, located on the southern border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. We will spend one week collaborating with AMURTEL-Haiti, an NGO dedicated to providing food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and education to women and children in need. In order to further our understanding of child development and and sustainable agricultural development, we will participate in hands-on service in AMURTEL’s community school and gardens. Through AMURTEL, we will also work with Sadhana Forestry, an NGO focused on establishing long-term food security in the Ansapit area. Through supporting AMURTEL’s effort to reintroduce Moringa trees, an ancient Haitian food system, we hope to gain firsthand experience thinking about and working with sustainable agriculture.
What can you do to support us?
We need to fundraise $2,000 by January 31st. $1,200 will subsidize the costs of travel, food, and lodging during the trip.
We are very excited about this trip but we can’t do it without your help. Click on the link above to make a donation.
From the entire MAlt Haiti Team, we thank you for making this opportunity possible.
For more information about MAlt, AMURTEL, and Sadhana Forestry, we invite you to visit the following links:
Sadhana Forestry: http://sadhanaforest.org/wp/category/projects/haiti/
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