The project will create a school farm (gardens, chickens) to help feed students in a K-6 school in rural Labiche, Haiti. Providing food to the 105 students, all from desperate living conditions, is essential to their learning. The farm will reduce food costs, offer hands on learning, and provide economic benefits both in the construction and maintenance of the facility. Fencing, coops, soil enhancement, fruit trees, seeds as well as labor are accounted for in the funding request. Thank you.
Hunger. 105 children attend a school in SW Haiti that we support but come to school without having eaten. This project is intended to improve their health status and subsequently improve the ability to learn.
By providing a working farm the students -- through local cooks -- they will have access to fruits, vegetables, eggs, and meat that will create meals that help prepare them for learning. The farm will also serve as a teaching tool to learn about soil erosion and conservation, construction, food preparation and other life skills.
Improved community health by providing adequate nutrition to school aged children. The farm has potential to reach beyond the students and teachers to their families. Providing much needed jobs -- construction, maintenance, cooking -- and well as an overflow of resources as the farm develops. Future potential could be working with old students to create a marketable product and teach business skills to surround that.