Friday, February 18, 2011
Photo taken yesterday when Berthony, our Director, and Maitre Etienne, our Director of Education, visited our small school there. This photo of the landscape behind our school depresses me. Why? See that plume of smoke? That's charcoal being made from trees that have been cut down. The hillsides are already starting to show the scarring of the deforestation. Tiburon used to be all about fishing but several major storms destroyed the fishing fleet and the folks have turned to making charcoal in order to live. What they need is help to get new boats and nets. I'm looking for funding to help the fishing cooperative so if you know anyone interested, drop me a line.