Click twice -- once for name and once for logo. Founded in April 1997 based on the experiences of Florence Reed during her Peace Corps service in Panama. While serving as a Peace Corps volunteer and working with other non-profit organizations, Florence again and again heard poor farmers explaining that they did not want to clear more of the forest, but it was the only way they know how to feed their families. Rural families in Central America were desperate to learn alternatives to slash and burn farming, so SHI was started to provide them with those alternatives.
Sustainable Harvest International
MI SS I ON Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) provides farming families in Central America with the training and tools to overcome poverty while restoring our planet's tropical forests.
We have to work together as a community and as a family to support ourselves. We work very hard and want a better future for our children. With much affection for all our North American brothers and sisters, we love you very much and are grateful for your support of SHI so they can teach us. I am an organic agriculture practitioner always struggling to protect nature. Thank you for your support. Your friend, Jose Elias Perez
SHI’s Accomplishments to Date: <ul><li>Technical assistance provided to more than 1,360 families in 101 communities </li></ul><ul><li>32 community loan funds for sustainable agriculture with 175 families </li></ul><ul><li>More than 2 million trees planted </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of acres of degraded land converted to sustainable uses </li></ul><ul><li>Tens of thousands of acres of tropical forest saved from slash and burn farming </li></ul>
You can help us reach the thousands of families that are still waiting for SHI’s help.
$15,000 supports the work of one extensionist for an entire year. $3,000 sponsors an entire village program for a whole year. $300 provides a family with technical support and materials for one year. $100 starts a school program. $50 buys the materials for a wood-conserving stove. $25 plants 100 trees