The story of Bauvoir Joseph, as told to Manasse Mersilus, director of Mission of Hope Haiti
For years I struggled to provide enough food and income for my family. Three years ago, I heard about Convoy of Hope’s Agriculture Initiative, but my family lives in a remote area and I couldn’t make the journey to the class sessions.
This year, the program reached my area and I was excited to participate. This was my opportunity to cultivate more land, have enough food to feed my family and sell the harvest at market. I could finally earn enough money to send my kids to school.
When I started the sessions in August, I was filled with joy as I received seed packets. I am always the first one to arrive at the training because I love to learn about how to take care of the soil and my plants.
I know the portion of my harvest that I sell to the mission will go to Convoy’s Children’s Feeding Initiative. The school my children now attend serves the food and they receive some of the crops I have grown. That makes me very proud.
I am thankful for the program because my family would still be struggling if I didn’t have the knowledge and the seeds I do now. They’ve changed my family’s lives.