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The Satisfaction Of Educating Others

March 1, 2022

Imagine retiring from teaching school and then continuing to teach in the community at large for 20+ years because it’s just so satisfying. That’s how it happened for Miguel, a regional coordinator for local partner SSID in the mountainous Northwest region of the Dominican Republic near the border with Haiti. At 73, Miguel says there’s […]

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Community Members Confirm Progress

November 3, 2021

After disruptive heavy rains in January 2021, communities planted vegetable gardens that were immediately affected by excessive heat, But the farmers persisted in their efforts and by the end of June, gardens were producing lettuce, cabbage, carrots, beets, onions, parsley, tomatoes, and sweet peppers. Women showed enthusiasm for the work in the gardens. Cristina says, […]

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Greenhouse Makes a Difference During Pandemic

March 9, 2021

Juana says “I feel happy about the work we do because, even during this pandemic, I can grow enough food – good food – and keep my family safe and healthy.” She and her husband, Jacinto, have always been resourceful. When they married, they opened a small grocery out of their home, and with hard […]

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New Farming Practices Improve Family Finances

March 1, 2021

Ramona’s family has always depended on agriculture to survive. With support and encouragement from local partner CIEETS, they’re finally beginning to thrive. She and her family used to plant only corn and beans. “Sometimes we had good results, sometimes not, depending on the weather,” she says. They would have to sell some of their harvested […]

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