CTI is not a “relief organization” in the normal sense, but the situation in
Haiti has created a need for unique strategies to enable close to 3 million people throughout to be fed now and in the months and years to come. Our Omega VI grinders are running at Meds & Food for Kids in Haiti Cap Haitien (northern ) in order to produce large quantities of Medika Mamba, a peanut butter based ready-to-use therapeutic food, providing emergency nutrition for children and pregnant women. A request just came in from another group that works in northern Haiti -they would like a grinder to process millet. Another group said they could use several grinders to help feed the kids they serve. Haiti
Clearly, our post harvest technologies can make a difference in
. We would like to be able to offer grinders to any nonprofit organization in Haiti that could use them. The immediate need is great and the long term need will be greater still. In Port au Prince, government and aid officials are reporting a reverse migration of close to 500,000 people from the city to rural communities and outlying cities. CTI can play a vital role in healing Haiti as we can deliver the technologies necessary to provide ongoing support as a sustainable solutions provider. Haiti
CTI has sent volunteer Sam Usem to Haiti to provide grinders and training to relief organizations and to reach out to organizations that may have a need for manually operated food processing equipment.
If you would like to make a donation toward this effort, please read the special message on our website, or call the office at 651-632-3912.