Donation Options

Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition in Haiti

 
$1,950
$14,050
Raised
Remaining

Summary

Partners of the Americas is teaming up with Makouti Agro Enterprise, a Haitian agribusiness, to establish a seedling nursery in the community of Lory and help 50 families create home vegetable gardens. The project will help provide a more diverse diet to improve family nutrition and will also open up new economic opportunities as they can receive training and sell excess vegetables and vegetable products in nearby cities.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Lory is a small farming community located in northern Haiti, about 10 km from Cap Haitien. There are few economic opportunities in Lory and many of the farming methods used are outdated and ineffective. Soil is mostly clay and farmers must find a way to plant in a place where soil isn’t hospitable to horticulture. In addition, family nutrition is poor and unvaried, which leads to other health problems. New economic opportunities and better nutrition are needed in the community of Lory.

How will this project solve this problem?

This project will fund 50 family gardens, a nursery, a community garden, and technical training over 2 years. The community members, especially the women, of Lory are eager to learn. The community has a plot of land where Makouti can set up the nursery and community garden, which will also be used as a training site. Compost and seeds will initially be provided to each family but they will then receive training on making their own compost, manage seedling, and other vegetable production topics.

Potential Long Term Impact

The hope is that this project will enhance the living conditions in Lory by not only improving nutrition, but also augmenting family income. In addition to the production training, the families will receive training in value-added activities and marketing so that excess vegetables can be processed and sold at the local market in Cap-Haitian, providing new revenue sources. With this knowledge and training, they can continue to be successful vegetable producers and for many years to come.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $1,950
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $14,050
Total Funding Goal: $16,000

Resources

Donate by US Mobile Phone

Text GIVE 8672 to 80088 to donate $10 to Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition in Haiti. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
TXT MSG from our lawyers: Note that your $10 donation will be made to the GlobalGiving Foundation-Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition in Haiti project. Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by the account holder. You must reply YES to the confirmation message. You must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Text STOP to 80088 to stop all communication. Text HELP to 80088 for help. Message and data rates may apply. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T. Privacy Policy: goto.gg/privacy.
An anonymous donor will match all new monthly recurring donations, but only if 75% of donors upgrade to a recurring donation today.
Terms and conditions apply.
Make a monthly recurring donation on your credit card. You can cancel at any time.
Make a donation in honor or memory of:
What kind of card would you like to send?
How much would you like to donate?
  • $15
  • $25
  • $50
  • $75
  • $100
  • $2,000
  • $15
    each month
  • $25
    each month
  • $50
    each month
  • $75
    each month
  • $100
    each month
  • $2,000
    each month
  • $
gift Make this donation a gift, in honor of, or in memory of someone?

Organization

Project Leader

Peggy Carlson

Director, Farmer to Farmer Program
Washington, DC United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition in Haiti
Close
Great; we do too!
Enter your email address to receive updates from this project and from GlobalGiving
We respect your privacy.