From 16 November 2021, all the micro-donations of spare change made through the ARRONDI en caisse scheme in Maisons du Monde stores across France will be donated to Secours Catholique — Caritas France to be put towards its project called “Préserver les dernières forêts en Haïti” (Preserve the last remaining forests in Haiti).
With almost 60% of the population living below the poverty line and more than 4 million people in a situation of severe food insecurity, Haiti is the poorest country in the Americas. Regular natural disasters (such as hurricanes, earthquakes and floods) diminish harvests and cause the population’s needs to no longer be met, leading to accelerated deforestation.
In this context, Secours Catholique — Caritas France is helping to improve local communities’ living conditions with regards to food security, resilience to natural disasters, and climate change, among other issues, while preserving and restoring the last of the island’s forests.
The Maisons du Monde Foundation is supporting Secours Catholique — Caritas France in its efforts to promote agroecology and protect the environment within six communities across five of the island’s regions. The funds provided will make it possible to: