By strengthening 8 peasant Associations to improve in agricultural production, health care and income generation, this program aims to reduce poverty and promote self-led development activities.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The majority of its population are subsistence farmers. They farm highly eroded mountainsides, are dependent on money lenders, and have little to no support from government services for health, education and agricultural production. Peasant organizations exist, yet many lack strong capacity or diversified leadership to promote self-reliance and development.
How will this project solve this problem?
The program will strengthen the organizational structures of 8 peasant organizations to better manage agricultural production, income-generating activities, and improve community and reproductive health.
Potential Long Term Impact
The local committees that manage sustainable agriculture training, the creation of seed, grain, and tools banks, savings and credit cooperatives, and health and reproductive health activities will be better able to help the community.
Total Funding Received to Date: $432
Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $432 as of Jun 9, 2004. The original project funding goal was $55,450.