Emergency relief for S.H.A.R.E. farmers devastated by tropical storms

Support to Peasants for Agricultural Reactivation After Devestating Tropical Storms hit Honduras

Hurricanes ETA and IOTA decimate crops, tools and irrigation

Hurricane Eta was a deadly and erratic Category 4 hurricane that devastated parts of Central America in early November 2020. Following in its wake a mere two weeks later Hurricane Iota was a devastating late-season Category 4 Atlantic hurricane which caused severe damage to areas of Central America already devastated by Eta. Relief efforts for those affected by the storm were extensive and widespread, involving several countries. Central America was already facing a humanitarian crisis which was further impacted by the storms. Approximately 2.5 million were affected, including 1.7 million in Honduras. Many Emergency Response Units were dispatched globally to help support affected people. S.H.A.R.E. specifically wanted to provided support to enable peasant farmers to get back on their feet after devastating loss of crops, tools and irrigation.

Immediate food relief and sowing seeds for the future

Although S.H.A.R.E. focuses most of its projects on the principle of a 'hand up' not a 'hand out' it truly appreciates that immediate relief in the wake of an emergency is often necessary to help communities survive. After the loss of crops and crucial equipment required to farm and help crops grow through irrigation, immediate relief was provided to peasants affected by the hurricanes. But the contribution couldn't stop there, S.H.A.R.E. wants to provide long term sustainability to a community so also provided replacement seed, tools and fertilizer to assist with replanting lost or damaged crops.

Project Contact Details

Project Leader: Carl Fletcher

As a 40+ year donor I’ve supported S.H.A.R.E.s practical and effective projects that help people help themselves. Upon retirement from the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food and Rural Affairs, I volunteered as a Projects Committee member. I am now Project Manager for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras projects. I am a Professional Agrologist and a Canadian Association of Farm Advisors member. I value that each S.H.A.R.E. project requires the beneficiaries to ‘Pass on' a benefit to others in recognition of the help the project has given them.

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12801 Bramalea Rd, Caledon Ontario, L7C 2R1

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