Demeter Rusafov - Lifting Rural Haitian Communities out of poverty through social innovation
This video is an excerpt from Demeter Rusafov’s talk at the Systems Change through Local Economies conference, which focused on how people around the world are manifesting systems change by creating local economies.
Demeter Russafov is the manager of AMURT’s largest relief and sustainable development project in the Western hemisphere, covering a wide range of welfare activities. A native of Bulgaria, he is US-educated and assumed directorship of AMURT Haiti in 2004. His main area of work is in the North West region of Anse Rouge where he directs two large sustainable projects–a sea salt production facility as well as a moringa tree planting project. His work impacts more than 80 villages and has at times employed up to 1600 people in reforestation, soil conservation, relief, and more.
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