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GIFT OF

Sustainable Harvest International

2009 ___ 2010

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As President of Sustainable Harvest International, the best part of my job is seeing the impact we have on the lives of struggling families in Central America and on the planet. I still get choked up every time I hear a program participant like Doña Briseida tell me how she used to feel like she didn’t matter and couldn’t even make a difference for her own children, but that after a year of work with SHI she is feeding her children better, protecting the environment and setting an example for others in her community. When you purchase a Gift of Hope from this catalog, you honor people in your life by contributing to a better world in their names. You also honor the efforts of people like Doña Briseida, who are building a decent life and healthy environment for their families. And as a bonus, you give yourself the gift of knowing you have done something wonderful for people you know, people you don’t know and our planet. It’s a win-win-win bargain! Thank you for meeting your gift giving needs by helping us to continue planting hope, restoring forests and nourishing communities. Florence Reed, Founder & President

ABOUT SHI Since the organization’s start in 1997, Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) has planted more than 2.6 million trees and converted thousands of acres to sustainable uses; thereby saving tens of thousands of acres of tropical forest from slash-and-burn destruction. SHI has worked with more than 1,850 families throughout Honduras, Panama, Belize and Nicaragua implementing alternatives to slash-and-burn farming, the leading cause of rainforest destruction in the region. More than 600 families have graduated from the SHI program and no longer need assistance. What is this photo? These colorful fruits are fully ripened cacao pods that have been split open and stacked. The beans were removed to be fermented and turned into chocolate!


When you order a Gift of Hope, we send your recipient a beautiful, specially-designed notecard, and your support provides farming families in Central America with the tools and training they need to restore the environment while improving their standard of living.

HOW TO ORDER

For your convenience, we offer three ways to place your order. Visit SHI’s secure website: http://www.sustainableharvest.org Order by phone: 866-683-6594 (Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm) Mail the enclosed order form to: Sustainable Harvest International 779 North Bend Road Surry, Maine 04684

As soon as we receive your order and payment, we will send a specially-designed Gift of Hope notecard to your recipient via first class mail.

• Please place your Gift of Hope order at least 7 business days before your intended gift date to ensure time for delivery to your recipient. • SHI occasionally offers limited-time premiums with Gift of Hope orders during certain holidays. We invite you to check our website for advertised promotions. • Please check with your employer about matching your gift! • Download additional order forms on our website: http://sustainableharvest.org/giftofhope/orderform.pdf

NEW!

All orders of $100 or more will receive a FREE SHI canvas totebag!


Sustainable Harvest International • Gift of Hope Catalog • 2009/2010

The purchase of this Gift of Hope provides a family with the seeds, nursery materials and training to plant a variety of tree species. In addition to providing families with food and income, SHI’s reforestation efforts protect soil, mitigate global warming and provide a home for wildlife.

$

25

PLANT TREES

With this gift, you can provide families with the training and tools they need to reforest a plot of tropical forest in Central America.

$

30

REFOREST A FAMILY FARM Since 1997, SHI has converted more than 12,000 acres to sustainable uses, thereby saving over 60,000 acres of rainforest from slash-and-burn destruction.


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PLANT A CHOCOLATE FOREST

Give a family seeds, nursery materials and training to grow a multistory plantation of crops such as organic cacao*, ginger, rosewood and bananas. Cacao is a valuable cash-crop that can be grown with other crops in plots that mimic the natural forest. These plantations provide families with a good income, mitigate global warming and create wildlife habitat.

$ * Cacao is the bean used to make chocolate.

This Gift of Hope provides families with training and seeds to grow organic vegetable gardens. Since malnutrition is a threat for many families living in Central America, vegetable gardens give children nutritious food to eat and boost family income by providing produce to sell.

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45

40

PLANT A FAMILY GARDEN


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STOVE

Your Gift of Hope provides a family with the supplies and training to build a wood-conserving stove from local materials.

$

50

Each stove uses 1/3 the firewood of a traditional open fire, saving ten trees annually. The health of women and children is also greatly improved by removing toxic smoke from the home.

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A FAMILY GRAIN SILO

Help provide a silo to protect and store a family’s seeds and harvests. Saving seeds is a fundamental part of creating a sustainable farm. Silos provide a safe place to store harvest throughout the year, protecting grains and seeds from humidity and pests.

$

60


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Plant Trees Reforest A Family Farm Plant A Chocolate Forest Plant A Family Garden Build A Wood-Conserving Stove Sponsor A Family Grain Silo Fund A Women’s Business Loan

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• Download additional order forms at http://sustainableharvest.org/giftofhope/orderform.pdf

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$100 Sponsor A Village School Program $130 Build A Biogas Digester $250 Build An Eco-Toilet $300 Establish A Rural Loan Fund $400 Save Tropical Forests $500 Sponsor A Family For One Year $6,000 Sponsor A Community For One Year

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Mail completed form to: Sustainable Harvest International 779 N. Bend Rd., Surry, ME 04684

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$25 $30 $40 $45 $50 $60 $75

Plant Trees Reforest A Family Farm Plant A Chocolate Forest Plant A Family Garden Build A Wood-Conserving Stove Sponsor A Family Grain Silo Fund A Women’s Business Loan

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$25 $30 $40 $45 $50 $60 $75

Plant Trees Reforest A Family Farm Plant A Chocolate Forest Plant A Family Garden Build A Wood-Conserving Stove Sponsor A Family Grain Silo Fund A Women’s Business Loan

$100 Sponsor A Village School Program $130 Build A Biogas Digester $250 Build An Eco-Toilet $300 Establish A Rural Loan Fund $400 Save Tropical Forests $500 Sponsor A Family For One Year $6,000 Sponsor A Community For One Year

☐ Me ☐ My Gift of Hope Recipient

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If my order is eligible for a free premium gift, please mail it to:

City/State/Zip _____________________________________________________

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$100 Sponsor A Village School Program $130 Build A Biogas Digester $250 Build An Eco-Toilet $300 Establish A Rural Loan Fund $400 Save Tropical Forests $500 Sponsor A Family For One Year $6,000 Sponsor A Community For One Year

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www.sustainableharvest.org • Toll-Free 866-683-6594

This Gift of Hope provides a woman with startup funding and support to start her own business. Businesses often include bakeries, sewing cooperatives, animal husbandry, small stores, traditional hand crafts and growing and selling spices. Empower women to take control of their futures.

$

75

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WOMAN’S BUSINESS LOAN SHI’s school programs provide students, teachers and communities with training to grow nutritious food while restoring the environment. SHI’s local field trainers teach in the classroom and work with students and educators to

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plant trees and vegetable gardens.

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Sustainable Harvest International • Gift of Hope Catalog • 2009/2010

BUILD A BIOGAS DIGESTER Biogas digesters convert manure and other organic “waste” into methane gas that can be used for cooking. This Gift of Hope not only reduces deforestation, but improves family health by replacing fire $ pits which fill homes with toxic smoke.

130

BUILD AN ECO-TOILET SHI gives farmers the tools to turn their waste into a resource, keeping it out of the water and using it safely and hygienically to rebuild the soil on their farms. Eco-toilets are quick to build using local materials and will produce their valuable products for decades.

$

250


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ESTABLISH A RURAL LOAN FUND

This Gift of Hope allows community groups to establish and manage a rural bank. SHI provides training and seed capital that families match to start a small business and invest in their future, thereby breaking the cycle of poverty and deforestation in their communities. Help provide farming families with the techniques and tools necessary to implement sustainable alternatives to migratory, slash-and-burn agriculture practices; and create diversified multi-story forests.

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SAVE TROPICAL FORESTS To date, SHI participants have planted more than 2.6 million trees, converted thousands of acres of land to sustainable uses, saving tens of thousands of forest acres from being destroyed.


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SUPPORT A FAMILY FOR ONE YEAR With organic vegetable gardens, woodconserving stoves, community loan funds and a host of other integrated projects, SHI participants dramatically improve their health and boost family income while learning to protecting the natural environment.

$

500

SUPPORT A COMMUNITY FOR ONE YEAR

SHI provides long-term assistance (3-5 years) in communities where we have been invited by local people. This Gift of Hope supports the work of 12 families with an SHI Field Trainer for one year.

$

6,000


www.sustainableharvest.org • Toll-Free 866-683-6594

How does my gift help

PEOPLE & the PLANET ? Each Gift of Hope highlights a real part of SHI’s work and is priced based on average costs for carrying out this work. Gifts made through this catalog represent support for all of SHI’s work. To do the most good, SHI does not use its limited resources to track gift items from donation to distribution. Your donation will be combined with others to support SHI’s mission of helping people and the planet. Sustainable Harvest International works with hundreds of families in dozens of communities, and we put your funding where it is needed the most. Thank you!

Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations to SHI are tax-deductable.


Sustainable Harvest International 779 N. Bend Rd., Surry, ME 04684 866-683-6594 • sustainableharvest.org SUSTAINABLE HARVEST INTERNATIONAL provides farming families in Central America with the training and tools to OVERCOME POVERTY

 GIFT OF HOPE

2009/2010 catalog

while RESTORING OUR PLANET’S TROPICAL FORESTS.


SHI Gift of Hope Catalog