“Plant With Purpose Saved My Life—three times!”
Written by Plant With Purpose on September 26, 2011 in General
Mr. Visnel Delva is a community group leader from the community of Café Lompre, Haiti. At first he was skeptical about joining the group, but is now adamant that it was the best decision he has ever made. In fact, he even says that Plant With Purpose has saved his life three times, literally.
The first time was during the hurricanes of 2008 when he received support from Plant With Purpose to replant his lost harvest, which kept him and his family from starving in the months that followed the storms.
The second time Plant With Purpose saved his life was after the earthquake in 2010, when once again his family was in desperate need of seeds and food, which Plant With Purpose provided.
The third time was a just a few months ago when Visnel contracted cholera and was unable to drive to the hospital. Luckily, he was able to call Rebecca, his Plant With Purpose promoter, who came to his rescue. By the time Rebecca and her driver arrived at Visnel’s house, he was already unconscious. They took him to the local health center, where the staff refused to treat him at first. Rebecca begged for them to stabilize him because the hospital was more than two hours away. After insisting they put him on an IV, he regained consciousness and is now doing very well.
Visnel tends a thriving agroforestry plot, and says that his crop yields have dramatically increased since he began using Plant With Purpose’s innovative techniques. His corn increased from 40 to 80 pounds, his beans from 15 to 25 pounds, and the wood species are growing steadily.
Visnel is a testament to the many ways Plant With Purpose’s innovative programs and caring staff members are transforming—and even saving—lives.