The BreadFruit Tree Campaign

A Breadfruit is a large green, round fruit that is mainly found native to the Pacific islands. Thecan easily provide the carbohydrate and protein portion of a meal for a family of five. The fruit similar in likeness to a potato, can be boiled, baked, fried, stewed or powdered into gluten free flour. Breadfruit is a fast growing tree native to the Pacific islands but can be cultivated, using propagation and grown naturally in very warm climates. A mature tree stands at an average of 85 feet tall and can produce up to 700 lbs of food per year. The Breadfruit tree produces fruit from June through November. Oxygenating the soil by its roots will dispense nutrients making Haiti’s depleted soil mineral rich and preventing future landslides. This protein, potassium packed fruit has the potential to solve world hunger! This will substantially change decades of starvation in the village of Tilory.

The nutrition of a breadfruit surpasses all superfoods in the entire world.

The 900 Project, in partnership with the Trees That Feed Foundation, has committed to delivering 5000+ breadfruit trees to the village of Tilory, Haiti. perfect due to Tilory’s climate and terrain. Breadfruit trees require hot humid weather, little water, full sunshine, and need to be planted in well drained soil. Each of these qualities deeming Tilory as the perfect location for the planting of these trees. These trees will be raised first in Port Au Prince, at one of Trees That Feed’s nurseries, and then transported to Tilory to be planted and cultivated. After 3 years, once the trees begin growing, they begin to produce fruit.

The mass planting of 5,000+ Breadfruit trees will help stimulate economic growth back into Haiti by creating a market of the buying and selling of this fruit.

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Answers To Your Questions

 

If I donate to The 900 Project, what percentage of my money will actually be used building round 2?

Funds donated to The 900 Project will be used solely for the construction of Round 2 and implementation of the Project. The 900 Project members from the U.S. will be receiving absolutely zero financial compensation.

Will I be receiving a tax exemption for my donation?

Yes, The 900 Project, Inc. is a recognized not–for-profit 501(c)(3) public charity.  Donations are tax deductible under section 170 of the Federal Tax Code.

Where are the materials for the CHURCH & SCHOOL going to come from?  Do we plan on shipping them in from the U.S.?

The materials will be purchased on the island for installation. Shipping the materials in from the U.S. is far too expensive, and just unnecessary.

Who will actually be building the CHURCH & SCHOOL?  Will a construction crew be hired?  Are members of the 900 Project going down there to build them?

The 900 Project is currently working with an area director of a large humanitarian group.  He has organized the building of the latrines and is now helping us with the construction of the church and school.    He will be working along with the local church, in creating a committee of church leaders and trusted members of the community.  This committee will oversee the construction in Tilory.

Much of the labor for the project will be paid.  However, citizens of the village and local church will also be contributing in the construction.  By helping in the construction, the people will be allowed to take some ownership of this project, rather than just receiving a free handout.

 

 
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