Good Day Simon,
Thank you very much for your reply. Sorry for my delay in responding. We have had one of the coldest springs on record here this year, but the sun decided to favour us last Thursday and I could not resist leaving my desk for the yard. However
we are right back into the low single digits today.
Let me tell you a little about Spring Rains Developments before I get to my request.
Spring Rains Developments began in 2004 as a charity arm of seven families. We have resourced and advised several food and water security projects in Asia, Africa and South America, however over the last seven years we have almost exclusively
focused our attention on a community development initiative in Zimbabwe led by Dr. Randy* and Natalie Watson of Bopoma* Villages (www.bopomavillages.org ). The reason we decided to focus on Bopoma was leveraged
off our previous experiences that helped us realize that BV was going to be very successful. In particular their full program also included our particular narrow focus — water & food security supported by water retention via rain harvesting for the purpose
Serendipitously, in 2018 we were approached by a Haitian NGO who asked us for support. After quite a lengthy period of due diligence that included overviewing what we support and what Bopoma is involved in, we agreed to sponsor three months of
training for their Haitian leader (Eddy Buissereth) at Bopoma’s site in 2019. Unfortunately, a few weeks before he was scheduled to leave he became seriously ill leading us to rescheduled him to literally leave yesterday for Zimbabwe. Of course now due to
Covid-19 we have once again rescheduled — hopefully for January 2021.
My request: In light of this latest delay I am hoping that there would be a NGO in Haiti that is focused on Food and Water Security that we could send Mr. Buissereth to be trained in 2020 for an extended period of time. In coo-operation
with his sponsoring NGO we would of course cover the cost. It is still our intent to send him to Zimbabwe in 2021.
No I personally do not speak French, but we have access to this resource if needed.
Thank you again for responding,
*Dr. Watson is a Heart Interventionist here in Canada
** Bopoma translates as waterfall
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