A Tree Grows Quietly in Haiti (8 Million Times Over)

Emily Troutman for AOL News
Revinald Wyes, a CODEP employee, watches over seedlings after days of rain at this community-run nursery.

As it turns out, the hard part isn’t planting the trees — it’s keeping Haitians from cutting them down. A tree is quick cash.

So CODEP offers incentives.

“If the trees stay in the ground … after two years, we’ll replace your thatched roof with a tin roof. After three years, you earn a water catchment system and a cistern. After five years,” Winings said, “you get a house.”

Read more: http://www.aolnews.com/2011/02/13/comprehensive-development-project-plants-8-million-trees-in-hait/


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