On Saturday, September 8, the Island Creek Oyster Foundation will be hosting a benefit in support of the Caribbean Harvest fish-farming program, "Friends for Haiti" in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The Clinton Foundation has been working with Dr. Valentine Abe and Caribbean Harvest to expand fish farming – powered by solar energy – as a sustainable and profitable industry in the Lake Azeui and Central Plateau regions of Haiti.
Fish cage culture is one of the most viable options available for quickly restoring relative prosperity to small fish farmers. By increasing output, fish farmers can help combat both poverty and malnutrition in Haiti’s rural areas. Through these programs, farmers will be able to increase their income levels from $400 to more than $2,000 annually, while also improving nutrition for more than one million people, helping economic development and recovery in Haiti.