Turtle Tree is a non-profit foundation (in Dutch: ANBI stichting), registered in the Netherlands since 2007. In its first years of operation, 2007 to 2010, Turtle Tree supported several small-scale artisan projects in rural communities in Haiti in an attempt to achieve sustainable economic growth for these groups. Turtle Tree offered training programmes and supported its Haitian partners in achieving independence. Its philosophy and ideal is that worker-owned, self-managed cooperatives can become the backbone of social and economic development in these rural communities. Read more »

The Women of Veret, Haiti

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On February 1st, Haiti Reporters released two new films on YouTube in Creole and French.
Haiti Reporters is the production center in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, initiated by foundation Turtle Tree. (www.haitireporters.info)

1) La gestion des bassins versants (The management of the waterways)
http://youtu.be/tW0nOhMMRas

2) Comment conquérir les déchets (What to do with garbage?)
http://youtu.be/CgvBWUrXtgQ

The films were commissioned by VNG International, the international cooperation agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities, who is working in Haiti with local governments to improve the management of water and garbage.