CREATING OPPORTUNITY ONE FARM AT A TIME
This project began with a friendship between two people who met on a mission trip. One was a young Haitian translator, Frantz Dorcel Ady, earning extra money while attending his senior year in college. The other a retired teacher, Kathy Radcliffe, traveling with a mission team in the SW Haiti area. The two became fast friends, and continued to stay in close contact after they met. The following year, Frantz Dorcel was selected to receive an international internship with The Ohio State University that brought him to one of the largest greenhouses in the United States, in North Carolina. It was here that Frantz Dorcel decided to find a way to improve farming in Haiti.
A NEW APPROACH
Through the internship and visit to other farms in the USA, Frantz Dorcel formulated a plan to start something new in farming for Haiti, bringing new irrigation techniques to a land with little infrastructure. He had the goal of starting a farming business supported, in the beginning, by a non-profit in the United States. The ultimate vision was for the Haitian agri-business to become self-sustaining. The relationship between Frantz Dorcel and Kathy remained strong over the years, and after Frantz Dorcel’s internship he asked Kathy if she would be willing to open a non-profit organization in the United States whose mission would be to help Haitian agriculture organizations become self-sustaining. Kathy agreed, and in November of 2013, Harvesting 4 Haiti Foundation (H4H) was established as non-profit, 501(c)(3) through the IRS, serving Planting for Hope and Future (PHF), Frantz Dorcel’s new organization, as their first project.
FOR THE CURRENT INITIATIVE
THE PLAN FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
In August 2017, H4H invited a financial planner, David Munn of Munn Wealth Management, to come to Haiti. In his custom-made five day workshop, a specific plan was established:
FOUR DISTINCT CHARACTERISTICS
OF H4H AS A NON-GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION