We will purchase grains from local farmers to provide nutritional food for 88 HIV patients on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and help the local economy.
With a $100 donation, we will buy 2 sacs of beans and 4 sacs of corn from local farmers in 1 harvest, working 1/2 acre of land in Thomonde. The grains produce 660 lbs of AK-1000 or 2640 servings. This will provide a fortified meal to 88 patients for an entire month.
The farmers will be encouraged to grow their crops twice a year. 75% of the product will be distributed to patients on ART in 4 clinics in the area. 25% will be sold at low cost to an active woman in a family affected by HIV as a micro enterprise.
Local farmers will have a ready market for their products. AK-1000 will fill nutritional deficits of HIV patients by providing access to fortified, nutritious food. Their families will be supported through the income generated by the enterprise.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
Haiti Nutrition Profile
Nutrition & HIV/AIDS