Leadership Magazines Leadership Magazine Issue 10 - Page 58

PRESIDENTIAL DIAMOND TRIP The Benefits of Vetiver: Presidential Diamond Trip 2014 • Haiti Andy Goddard: “We took the first two days in Haiti to visit the Vetiver fields. As we drove through Port-au-Prince, there was so much poverty. Natalie and I just wanted to buy something from every street vendor to support their hard work. The impact of the earthquake was everywhere; there were buildings and homes in rubble and there was trash everywhere. Within a few miles, my hope turned to despair as the sheer volume of people in dire need became overwhelming. We saw hungry eyes and people rummaging through trash and bathing in filthy gutters. My thoughts were, 58 dōTERRA ESSENTIAL LEADERSHIP I FALL 2014 ‘If I gave everything I had to Haiti for the rest of my life, it would only be a drop in the bucket.’ “The next day we visited the Vetiver fields and distillery. We met the growers whose families have worked those fields for generations. We met the leaders of the cooperative who manage the Vetiver farms. We met the managers of the distillery who are working closely with dōTERRA to maintain standards of quality. The Healing Hands foundation built a water source so that the growers don’t have to walk an hour and a half each way to get water every day. dōTERRA