With the help of our dedicated partners, each Enbois product sold plants ONE tree and contributes to reforestation and sanitation efforts across Haiti.
Pour une haïti plus vert et plus propre
For a greener and cleaner Haiti
We focus on community led projects which not only employ locals but also empower a culture of environmental consciousness. Learn more about each of our unique partners and see how you can get involved directly or contribute more to these projects by following the links below.
How it works you ask?
Why support reforestation in Haiti?
Like many islands in the Caribbean, the country of Haiti has experienced an alarming rate of deforestation in the past 20 years. Today, much of Haiti's natural rain forests are threatened by deforestation. Charcoal production remains the number one cause of deforestation in Haiti and has turned mountains once rich in lush forest and fertile soil into barren desert land. Deforestation not only dries the land, making it extremely hard to farm for locals, but also magnifies the effects of heavy rains causing landslides and damage to river banks. Reforestation efforts are important because trees help reduce heavy rain runoff, lower the risk of erosion, reduce our carbon footprint, control the effects of floods, regulate the temperature, and provide habitats for valuable species.
The Good News!
It's not too late! Efforts to use alternative forms of energy have been implemented throughout the country relieving the heavy demand on charcoal. Now it's time to reforest! Support our efforts to build a better tomorrow by bringing awareness of this problem with our products! Wear them proudly and spread the word that a new generation is emerging! A generation conscious of its actions and environment. #EnboisOriginals #plantit
Where does my money go?
Clarity is key
It costs about 80 cents USD (depending on the type of tree) to plant one tree on protected watershed land in Haiti. With each and every item purchased from #enbois we donate exactly $3.00 USD to our official partners: Grown In Haiti, TheHaitiTreeProject.org, and Pou Bel Ayiti. Your donation guarantees that at least one tree will be planted and nurtured until mature. Your donation also contributes to educational seminars on the importance of sustainability and reforestation along with sanitation efforts across Haiti. Follow the links to our partners to learn more about these grassroots projects.
"..by working with farmers at the local level, we are able to have a greater immediate impact on the community's outlook on the importance of Reforestation. The greatest single weapon against deforestation is awareness. Our ultimate goal, is to create a tree planting culture in the generations to come. It starts with us." - Maxim Thuriere(founder)
Tree Nursery Locations and Active Planting
Currently, we are funding tree planting projects in four areas of South Haiti: Jacmel, Miragoane, Cavaillon and Anse d'Hainault. Our goal is to spread tree funding to more areas across Haiti and the Caribbean. If we can circulate a tree planting culture among the nation, we will have the ability to finally combat deforestation.
Have a suggestion on where we should go next? Get in touch!
"Implementing a social responsibility within our company has been a foundation of our initiative since inception." - Maxim Thuriere (founder)
Giving back is nothing new to us. In early 2015, we partnered with HRDF (Haitian Resource Development Foundation), to improve educational opportunities and distance learning programs in the South of Haiti by providing access to internet and computer literacy programs in rural schools of South Haiti. ENBOIS LLC is a proud and official partner of HRDF.
Visit www.HRDF.org to learn about more HRDF projects.
About the founder
"What started out as a creative hobby in my college apartment, soon turned into a business with the help and support of many of my college friends at the University of South Florida. The name "enbois (pronouced en-bwa)" which means wooden, soon began to build popularity but i found myself questioning what would separate myself and my business from other jewelry retailers....."
"i came up with the idea to sell my pieces for a reason, a greater purpose. I first looked to an organization that i worked with personally in the past, the Haitian Resource Development Foundation, and decided to help fund a project that improves resources in education and distance learning programs in rural areas of Haiti. After finishing this project, I was introduced to the world of reforestation and knew immediately that this was the perfect fit for our products.
The rest of this story is still being written, stay tuned to see where this journey takes us!
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