Hinche is located in the centre part of Haiti in the Central Plateau Department and is home to 22,000 people. Their main language is Haitian Creole, but a lot of people in Lascahobas speak or understand Spanish because of their proximity to the Dominican Republic.
This area was rich in production of sisal and coffee in the mountains and sugar canes in the plains. Beans and corn have replaced the coffee production in 1970. This was due to the decrease of coffee price in the market at that time. Deforestation also played an important role in this.
Our main objectives for this new development area (DA) are:
· To fight for peasants’ rights to land;
· To fight for food security in the Central Plateau;
· To lead campaigns for peasants’ rights to education;
· To fight for a society where women and men have the same rights.