Canopy of Hope: new limited edition to benefit Young Life Haiti. Fine art print measures 14″ x 10.5″ and is available through www.pambatoto.com.
Day by day Haiti seeps into the sea. Deprived of any other reliable energy source, her citizens harvest what they can find. Food today or soil tomorrow? When a belly roils with hunger pangs, the tree is felled. Peasants charcoal the wood in shallow covered pits, then bag and sell it. Experts say Haiti is 80% deforested. As roots like skin are stripped away, the bones of a nation lay bare, and nothing holds its topsoil back from bleeding into the ocean.
“Since the 1940s,” writes Amy Wilentz on page 245 of The Rainy Season, “environmentalists and other observers have been predicting that Haiti would soon wash into the sea, its rivers become dust, and its mountains and plains deserts.”
Day by day, fear also…
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