Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition in Haiti

 
$1,950
$14,050
Raised
Remaining
Oct 14, 2012

Accomplishments and Next Steps in Lory

tomato seedlings
tomato seedlings

The Lory Project is moving along, thanks in part to your generous donations!  While still focused primarily on vegetable gardens for nutrition, through collaboration with other groups such as the Farmer to Farmer Program, the project now also has a small animal component to add meat.

Below are some accomplishments to date, along with next steps and future plans.

  • Last year, we produced over that 4,000 tomato plants. This year, our potential is 10,000 seedlings and we have more pots so we can produce more seedlings.
  • 10 families have a watering can to water their plants.  More families need watering cans. The good quality ones cost $15 each.
  • 50 families are producing vegetables. Farmer to Farmer volunteers are helping find good quality seed but this continues to be a challenge.
  • 4 back-pack sprayers are available to help families control the insect damage. For now, 4 are sufficient. But as people produce more, they will need more and each is $50.
  • 20 woman are raising rabbits. There is a high demand for rabbits. 20 more cages need to be distributed to double the number of beneficiaries and increase the production.
  • 10 families are raising chickens. More supplies are needed to increase chicken production.
  • This year, by producing their own vegetable and meat, each family saves HTG 20 000. (USD $500). More varieties of vegetable are needed. Nutrition is a need and training will be provided on cooking techniques and suggestions for incorporating different vegetables into meals.
  • This year, by selling vegetables and rabbit and chicken meat, each family earn HTG 15 000 (USD 375). More varieties are needed to sell more. New market linkages are needed as production increases.

As the project progresses, your support will be critical so we thank you for your continued interest in the Lory Vegetable Gardens for Improved Nutrition project!

raising chickens to improve nutrition
raising chickens to improve nutrition
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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