REPRINT > by Julie Fahnestock at Justmeans.com / Jan 15, 2015
When’s the last time you walked into your yard or cal park, looked up at the trees, and in the same thought, gave thanks for the education of your children?
It’s not a correlation I’ve ever made. But it is to Gustave, a smallholder farmer from Gonaïves, Haiti. Trees are sending his five kids to school. Three of the five are attending high school, analogous to attending Harvard in the United States. Only five percent of children attend high school in Haiti and Gustave’s three children are the first in his family to make it this far. Trees are making this happen.