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  • Glaring deforestation in Haiti is visible from a vista in the Dominican Republic. The community of Tilori is visible snaking up a valley mid-photo.
  • Fruits and fuels sold at Tilori’s Saturday market are all imported from the Dominican Republic. That will change when the trees in the family agroforestry garden project mature.
  • Ana Carrasco, project coordinator from the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of the Environment, meets with project beneficiary Acne THILONORD
  • Francisco Nunez, the Conservancy’s Tilori project manager, has witnessed positive changes in the community since the initiation of the agroforestry and alternative cooking projects.
  • Issonet CHARLOT, a Haitian field technician working for the Dominican Republic’s Ministry of the Environment, shown in a project nursery, provides ongoing technical assistance for families in the agroforestry project.
  • Once mature, fruit trees in the agroforestry gardens will provide families with soursops, tamarinds, oranges, breadfruit, mangos, cashews and avocados for consumption and sale.
  • Already laboring to keep their agroforestry gardens free of weeds and pests, some families have planted beans and peas among the trees to provide additional nutritious food.
  • School teacher Supreme ELDAMAN (in pink) and Marianetta ELVEUS demonstrate solar cooking.
  • A healthy vegetable dish is cooked in a solar oven.
  • Energy efficient StoveTec stoves, designed to use very little fuel wood, are used for cooking when there is no sun.
  • Thanks to the projects, Tilori residents like Deriviere TILINOR have hope for a better future.
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