SUPPORTING POULTRY FARMERS IN SOUTHERN HAITI BEGINNING SUMMER 2017!
Our objective is to assist in the post disaster economic recovery of the Bois Laborde (or Laborde) Cayes community in Southern Haiti that was hard struck by Hurricane Matthew in October of 2016. We are doing this through training, seed funding, and ongoing business advising over a period of 2 years.
Thousands of residents lost their homes and livelihoods in that region. We were able to assist 20 families by providing short-term relief funding for immediate needs. The Bois Laborde community asked us not to stop there. There is a population of 50 community members, 74% women, who lost their livelihoods and the local population lost an important source of nutrition.
Isaac Cherestal, a respected community member called upon CHES to help these families restart their lives by helping them startup a poultry farm business accompanied with our entrepreneurship and business management training program and technical training in poultry farming. With the inflation in egg prices due to the reduced supply of eggs since the Haitian government stopped importing eggs from the Dominican Republic, eggs in Haiti are mainly supplied by US importers.
We commenced this project in August 2017. We are working with the general director of Javec Agricultural Farm in Gressier, Haiti, Jean Jacques Bontemp an expert in poultry farming to ensure that the poultry farmers we aim to serve build back their poultry farms better. Our other partner is a local community organization, Agricultural Production Support Center of the South (CAPAS). Follow the progress of this effort via our newsletters and the updates we post on the crowdfunding page.