How SHI creates that impact is unique. When a local family in Belize, Panama or Honduras chooses to partner with SHI, they enter into a four-year or five-year commitment. SHI’s boots-on-the ground team meets regularly with a family to teach them how to farm organically. The effort is two-fold: generate strength in their communities through agribusiness and stop deforestation.
Through this partnership, the family earns income that they can then use for education and healthcare.
Yes, it’s a sustainable investment that’s good for the families, the community and the planet. But it’s also about so much more. It’s about empowerment. Which is what Prescott loves about his work.
The work Prescott does now became a reality with advice from a career counselor; the advice was both serendipitous and empowering.
After leaving a job selling insurance, Prescott took a career counseling evaluation which yielded ironic advice – it recommended he go into sales. The career counselor advised him to consider sales with a more unique approach. “I remember he said, ‘Well, have you ever thought about working for a nonprofit?’” Prescott recalled.