Vetiver Solutions

Haiti has a severe soil erosion problem that threatens their natural environment and food production system. Vetiver Solutions plans to invest in communities and their future through a plant called vetiver. Vetiver has an extensive root system that can reduce erosion by 100-fold, hugely impacting the sustainability of agriculture in the country. Vetiver Solutions will work with farmers to plant living-plant barriers around food crops, and then will purchase the vetiver shoots in order to produce locally-sourced yarn. The yarn will be sold to NGOs in Haiti that focus on vocational training for women, further investing in local economies.