Raising hope, with peanuts, in Haiti

2013-11-17HaitiDreams2Haitian peanut farmer Gustave Esteme (pictured with his family) said new agricultural methods have helped him increase his crop yield substantially./ Christina Ruffini/CBS News

View video here: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57612383/raising-hope-with-peanuts-in-haiti/

(CBS News) In Haiti’s rural provinces, life is sparse, even by local standards. Malnutrition is rampant, and 78 percent of the population survives on less than two dollars a day.

Adremene Gracia, however, is the exception. In a country with more than 60 percent unemployment, she has a full-time job. Gracia makes something called Nourimanba, a peanut-based malnutrition cure.

Not only does her work help save starving children, it allows her to support two of her own.

“Just having a stable job is wonderful, for the money and to be able to send my kids to school,” she said through a translator, in her native Creole.

Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57612383/raising-hope-with-peanuts-in-haiti/

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