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Agronomist Wedly Deceus, reporting from Haiti.

Agronomist Wedly Deceus, reporting from Haiti.

Dear Seed Programs Supporter,

You may remember donating to our project in Haiti last fall or winter, to support home, school, and farmer vegetable-growing programs. Unfortunately, drought conditions were severe in Haiti in early 2014, hampering full success using seeds and training provided at that time. Our partners smartly opted to hold back some resources due to challenging outlook for planting -- but fortunately, your gifts collectively went over and above our goals, allowing ongoing support and renewed efforts this fall, especially on the home gardens front. More seeds were sent this summer to ensure good germination. Here is a report from Haitian Agronomist Wedly Deceus:

"Dear donors,

We want to thank you for all your help in seeds and tools. This help was given just to facilitate Hatian families to have their own garden and produce their own veggies.

I want to tell you that we are done with a new round of seeds and tools distribution. Now, people start their nursery. We have distributed shovels, pickaxes, machetes, rakes and watering cans. Each beneficiary family receives 5 tools. Because there is an average of 5 people in the Haitian family.

In few weeks they will transplant. Thanks a lot!"

As we move toward the holiday season, please consider renewing your support of Seed Programs International, perhaps utilizing Global Giving's excellent gifting mechanism, which provides attractive print-at-home, e-card, or printed card options to alert your friend, loved one, or employee of the gift made in their honor. Just select any SPI project and click the gift tab on the center right of the layout.

Thank you on behalf of those in Haiti, and from here in North Carolina.

Tool selection provided for each family garden.

Tool selection provided for each family garden.

Raised nursery beds protect from excess sun, bugs.

Raised nursery beds protect from excess sun, bugs.

Okra and Tomato from early 2014.

Okra and Tomato from early 2014.

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Seed Programs International (SPI)

Seed Programs InternationalSeed Programs International (SPI) is a non-profit, tax exempt, non-governmental humanitarian organization.

We work thorough other humanitarian organizations, church groups, service clubs and individual donors, to provide quality seed to impoverished communities in developing countries enabling them to grow some of their own food. In addition to seed, SPI provides critical seed expertise and experience operating seed based self help programs.”

SPI is operated by individuals with over 50 years seed industry experience plus over 20 years experience in vegetable research and production. We also have 15 years experience operating programs that have successfully shipped seed to over 70 countries on five continents. SPI has shipped enough seed to plant over 1,000,000 vegetable gardens, providing more than 20 kinds of vegetables that are rich in vitamins and minerals often missing in people’s diets.