Sadhana Forest Haiti is a vegan volunteer-based project aiming to create long term food security for the area of Anse-a-Pitre. We do this by planting indigenous food-growing trees with the local population. The project was founded in April 2010 by Sadhana Forest India.
Anse-a-Pitre is a municipality with 25,000 inhabitants, on an area of 185 km2, located in the south-eastern corner of Haiti, close to the border with the Dominican Republic. A large percentage of the population in Anse-a-Pitre suffers from malnutrition, and from related health problems like: high infant and mother mortality, pre-term labor, and immune deficiency in children and in adults.
Together with the people of Anse-a-Pitre we have already planted more than 40,000 indigenous food-growing trees. The planting is done mainly in kitchen gardens in the town of Anse-a-Pitre and in mountain villages in the larger Anse-a-Pitre municipal area. Many trees have also been planted in public spaces like parks, schools, etc.
Our 4 acre campus includes: a fully shaded 55,000 trees nursery, a large dormitory for volunteers, a training hall, a kitchen, and a solar system.
Our project is focused on a long-term, highly sustainable solution, for the underlying problem of this area. We are not a disaster relief organization. We do not provides short term solutions, like food distribution, etc.
We practice an eco-friendly way of life including veganism, solar energy, dry composting toilets, and different Permaculture techniques.
Our project is a strict no smoking, no alcohol, and no drugs environment. While staying with us, volunteers are expected not to use cigarettes, alcohol and drugs at all, whether inside or outside our campus.
If you are interested in volunteering with us, or would like to have more information about our work you are welcome to write us an email to sadhanaforesthaiti[at]gmail.com and/or phone us at Haitian number +509 3834 0438, Dominican number +1 809 787 2233
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Sadhana Forest Haiti