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Jacques Jille

Jacques Jille is the leader of Peasant Organization of La Victoire (OPLD), a community-based organization serving La Victoire and surrounding rural areas in Haiti's North Department.

Jacques Jille is the leader of the Peasant Organization of La Victoire (OPLD), a community-based organization serving La Victoire and surrounding rural areas in Haiti’s North Department. Jacques and other OPDL members support more than 8,000 Haitian farm families, strengthening their long-term capacities to sustainably improve their livelihoods, food sovereignty, health and natural resources management. […]

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Alfonso and Olga Juma

Alfonso learned about harvesting rainwater at an EkoRural workshop and now he is teaching others.

Alfonso and Olga Juma could not produce enough to feed their family on their 1.5 acre farm in the semi-arid region where they live in Ecuador. The Chota Valley receives only about 24 inches of intense rainfall during three months of the year, followed by nine months of drought. Alfonso had to migrate to the […]

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