Two Mules currently works alongside Haitian families in the L’Acul Communal Section of the Gros-Morne Arrondissement, Department Artibonite, Haiti. This mountainous northwestern region is drained by the Acul River, a shallow, swift, boulder-strewn stream that is a major thoroughfare for transportation of food and supplies to and from mountainside farming communities. Helping to improve healthcare in this region is a priority for Two Mules.
The villages of Chermaitre, Treille, and Molas are accessible only by foot, with draft animals being the principal means to transport construction materials and heavier commodities. Two Mules links resource providers with local cooperatives to acquire and maintain draft animals for this purpose.
The L’Acul river is fed by many streams that flow from the mountains in the northwest. The hill slopes support many small, dispersed farming villages whose dependence on charcoal for cooking has resulted in widespread deforestation and topsoil erosion that hampers agricultural productivity. Partnering with village cooperatives, Two Mules connects farmers with organizations and individuals to provide the seed, tools, knowledge and finances necessary to improve crop success, and promote reforestation and soil conservation.
Children attending local church schools that are supported with assistance from U.S. partners, find opportunities to continue their education with assistance from Two Mules. We develop partner relationships to provide student scholarships for primary school graduates to expand their education and develop practical skills