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Thanos T.

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Review for Sustainable Harvest International, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I learned about SHI when I was serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama. I was able to observe first hand the amazing work that SHI does. Since I returned I stay in touch with my community and the community tells me how much they appreciate the support it gets from SHI, especially during the hard times of COVID 19.

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Review for Sustainable Harvest International, Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I got to know the work of Sustainable Harvest International, (SHI), while serving in the Peace Corps in Panama. Although my scope of work was to support my small community’s efforts for a safe and well-maintained water supply, I became aware of SHI and of their work in a neighboring community. I invited SHI to adopt my community and they gracefully accepted the invitation.
During my two years in Panama I had the opportunity to observe firsthand the amazing work that this organization is doing in the field. SHI employs local experts who visit the adopted communities weekly and help the families that participate in its program by giving them not only training and advise, but also seeds, saplings, and tools as the need may be. The experts know the local culture, how to identify the people who need assistance the most, and how to maximize the outcome of their limited resources.
When I left Panama in August 2019 SHI had been working in my community for 7 months. I participated in the training of making organic fertilizer, in the formation of a demonstrative farming plot, and in the construction of an “eco-stove” that burns ¼ of the wood that traditional stoves use. I also saw pastureland that had never been cultivated before transformed into a vegetable farm based on the guidance of SHI.
I consider SHI’s adopting my community as the major accomplishment of my Peace Corps service.

Role:  General Member of the Public