Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP)

Haiti

Many Haitians leave the fertile, culturally rich rural areas and relocate to Haiti’s capital city of Port-Au-Prince to take advantage of the centralization of commerce, education and government business. The movement to the city has stigmatized the rural areas of Haiti, rendering those who live there second-class citizens.

MPP trains rural populations in popular education, helping to change their mental maps from despair to empowerment. By teaching organic farming methods on a family and community basis, MPP demonstrates food security and the possibility of selling excess crops for economic sustainability. MPP currently has a network of over 60,000 members, 20,000 of which are youth.