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Let Us Join Forces To Support The Vetiver Producers In Haïti!

 

Natural Resources Stewardship Circle (NRSC)
LET US JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT THE VETIVER PRODUCERS IN HAITI!
Our goal : To raise €120,000 to 130,000 to restore or replace farming facilities and equipment for the vetiver cooperatives, as well as community facilities in the villages.
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WHY ARE WE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP? i
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We urgently need your help to get the production equipment in working order again at 10 vetiver-producer cooperatives, and to restore the community facilities in their villages, a relief effort that directly impacts some 3,000 families.

In recent years, with encouragement and support from key figures in the fragrance industry, including the NRSC, hundreds of vetiver farmers joined forces to form grower cooperatives. These cooperatives have made it possible for producers to sell their vetiver at better prices and under better conditions, create operational infrastructures (warehouses, offices), and improve public amenities in their villages, such as drinking water, community stores, and schools.

But the hurricane destroyed those infrastructures.

The vetiver harvest begins in December, so we must urgently help rebuild and replace the cooperatives’ collective tools and facilities, enabling the farmers and their families to earn the income required to meet their basic needs.

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ACTION

To effectively assist them, we need to raise €350,000 by November 4, 2016.

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HOW WILL THESE FUNDS BE USED? i
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These funds will provide our support to 10 cooperatives.

It will be enough to allocate €15,000 to €40,000 to each vetiver-producing cooperative
based on identified needs, such as:

spacer • Cooperative warehouses, offices, equipment, and materials
• Drinking-water supply systems
• Community stores
• Farmers’ houses
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HOW YOU CAN HELP i
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To contribute to this urgent relief effort, click on the « I donate ». button.

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