I've just returned from Haiti and am excited to report that the Feeding Families Project is making progress! Partners and Makouti have used project funds collected to date and teamed up with Caritas and Friends of Haiti to provide chickens, goats, rabbits and seedlings to families throughout the project area (Grand Boulage). So far:
CHICKENS: 12 families have received 10 chickens each and are starting to raise them.
GOATS: 170 families have received a female goat (and 4 have received male breeding goats). Families have also received assistance in building goat pens and in providing forage/food. 10 families already have baby goats. When the goats breed, families give 1 female goat back to the program (so it can be given to another new family)
RABBITS: 258 families now have rabbits in family production units. Several gallons of mineral oil have also been provided to the community to help control mange in rabbits.
NURSERY: 70 families have been given 10 Benzolive tree seedlings each. Rabbits and goats eat these leaves, and they can be made into tea and eaten by people as well.
We are excited about the progress (and the assistance and collaboration of Caritas and FOH) but there is still much more to do. More families need assistance and families that received animals or trees need continued training. We hope we can count on your continued support!