Sint Maarten Projects
Sint Maarten (Dutch pronunciation: [sɪnt ˈmaːrtə(n)]) is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the Caribbean. With a population of 41,486 as of January 2019 on an area of 34 km2 (13 sq mi), it encompasses the southern 40% of the divided island of Saint Martin, while the northern 60% of the island constitutes the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Martin. Sint Maarten’s capital is Philipsburg. Collectively, Sint Maarten and the other Dutch islands in the Caribbean are often called the Dutch Caribbean.
With the intention to empower locals to become more self-sufficient Marlin Yard Foundation is responsible for creating several initiatives in Sint Maarten Dutch West Indies. Marlin Yard’s mission is to stimulate and contribute to self-reliance and to strengthen human resilience in affected areas. Our focus is on the Hurricane Belt in the Caribbean region, with special focus on people who are most vulnerable, people who have little or no access to healthy food, who would not survive or survive poorly without help, or whose living situation would be miserable and without health assistance would be endangered due to natural disasters. Marlin Yard’s mission has only been accomplished by helping to build and teach people to build ecologically responsible homes that are hurricane, earthquake and fire resistant, to set up efficient and effective agricultural activities, to promote sustainable entrepreneurship so that profit-sharing opportunities (crowd profits sharing) are created among communities.
Check out our Portfolio and Good Causes for which we seek volunteers and or Donations for.
Become a Volunteer
Have you ever done something for a good cause without asking anything back? Have you felt the need to share with and or give back to your community? Got some time on your hands but don’t know what to do with it? Are you open to live, learn and share experiences with like minded people?
Marlin Yard Volunteers Program offers an exciting and unique working experience that could benefit ones views on life and or career. It’s an occasion with the possibility to meet, live and work with both Caribbean locals as well as with other volunteers from countries and cultures from far and near. Our Volunteer Centre seek volunteers for beneath projects. Read more about our Volunteer Program here.
Here you can find the projects Marlin Yard has initiated on this beautiful gem of an island to which we welcome you to participate, contribute to and or enjoy.
- Reinstatement of a very old Black Berry Vine (17th century plantation)
- Allotments – Community Gardens
- Community Supported Agriculture
Hurricane – and Earthquake challenged and fire resistant homes are scheduled to be constructed in a residential area creating a first Eco neighbourhood in St. Maarten. These self-sufficient homes built out of modified shipping containers will provide own renewable energy sources and be part of the waste-management and waste-water management system. The plan is to construct Eco Homes of the types Studio, One bedroom, Two bedroom and Three bedroom.
Read more about the Eco Neighbourhood project, how you can assist and or participate by clicking HERE.
Donate and help us realize these Eco Projects in Sint Maarten. And or become a volunteer and come on down and help us out the way you can. Click here for more info about our Volunteer Program.