TractorShare has successfully executed three programs. In Haiti, we provided a tractor and farm implements to support farming operations in the northern part of the country, the "bread basket." TractorShare partnered with the community leadership in order to ensure that the equipment was used for the benefit of all.
Our second program responded to the devastating Haiti earthquake and provided an industrial tractor to the Haitian Volunteer Firefighters Association.
Our current focus and third program supports the indigenous farmers and families of the Apatun Farming Cooperative in the Yucatan State of Mexico. With your help, we are just getting started!
TractorShare began from an idea, motivated by a meeting our founder had with two African Ambassadors during January, 2005. The Ambassadors shared their frustration that their hard-working people lacked the tools to improve their conditions – they were stuck as subsistence farmers, never able to improve their agricultural productivity without the proper tools and technical support.
The Ambassadors' words resonated. After conducting research and meeting with international relations experts, government officials, academics, and agricultural experts, it became apparent that there was a critical need for farm equipment and technical expertise in developing countries.
Our focus is on partnering with agricultural communities via established farming cooperatives, local government or tribal officials, in order to define the emerging and long-term agricultural and development needs that can be addressed, then providing the tools that can empower farmers and the community to build a foundation for economic improvement, stability, and security, one community at a time, one farm at a time.