ORE helpers providing food and clothing during a relief operation.
A team of ORE volunteers providing tents for the homeless in 2010
Your support for the humanitarian relief program following Hurricane Matthew is making it possible to assist the hundreds of thousands of people in the South and Grande Anse departments of Haiti.
ORE is providing pure drinking water from our deep well/bottling facility, helping to repair homes and offer food and shelter to those most in need. In order to ensure there will be food and income in the near future we are also supplying seeds to farmers as they have lost their crops and their seed stocks.
The seeds being distributed are a variety of vegetable seeds, and also improved seeds bred by ORE in Haiti. All our seeds are naturally bred, open population, never GMO, never hybrids. They are bred using age-old traditional methods to select for higher yield so that the improved seeds perform well even with low-fertilization and rainfed conditions. The improved seeds include high yield local corn seeds, QPM quality protein corn (originally from CIMMYT in Mexico), high yield sweet potatoes, vitamin A rich sweet potatoes, high yield sorghum and bean seeds.
We would like to give our heart-felt thanks to all the volunteers who are giving their time so generously, and all the donors who personally contributed their gifts to make this all possible. God bless you all.
- Food for those immediately in need
- Seeds for farmers who have lost their crops
- Materials to rebuild broken homes
- Shelter for those in immediate need
- Clothing and basic necessities
- Whatever else is required to rebuilt the communities’ well-being
See what is being done with your donations!
The tragic longterm effects of a horrific natural disaster
Current activities as the situation evolves
The seeds being distributed:
Corn yields:Traditional seeds: 0.8 tons/haORE HP-2012 seed (under rainfed conditions) 2 tons/haORE HP-2012 seed (with irrigation) 4.25 tons/ha
Sorghum yields:Traditional seeds: 0.50 tons/haORE improved sorghum seed (under rainfed conditions): 1.1 tons/haORE improved sorghum seed (with irrigation): 2.75 tons/ha
Distribution of Pure Drinking Water
Daily distribution of drinking water
15.000 litres per day or almost 4,000 gallons
Distribution to date since the hurricane
145,000 litres or almost 40,000 gallons
Bamboo- Guadua variety
We currently have 45,000 Guadua bamboo plants in nursery, the goal for this season is to produce: 50,000. As you know, Guadua Bamboo is one of the largest, strongest, and most economically important bamboo of the Americas. The demand for bamboo in the current circumstances is enormous. (Photos show one of many batches of plants in the nursery and also the mist-spray technique used to rapidly propagate them).