Farming and livestock are extremely important to the Haitian community. It is common for people to trade or sell food in order to feed themselves and their families. The Renand Foundation is committed to enabling individuals to become farmers and to create an industry with livestock as part of the sustainability mission. There are several programs in place to accomplish this.
Building and maintaining chicken coops is a very effective and inexpensive way to provide a food source. In doing so, individuals can provide eggs to be sold in the marketplace. Eggs are an excellent source of food and a staple of meals for students. Additionally, chickens can be sold for food or to start new businesses.
The Mama Goat program was created for women who wish to be entrepreneurs and own a business. The program provides one goat to each woman with the commitment from her toreturn the first two female baby goats to the Renand Foundationwhich keeps the program going. The woman can then breed goats to be sold at market or provide milk and cheeses to sell or to be used by her own family.
In Haiti all children who go to school are required to wear a uniform. As stores are not readily available there, and are not affordable for families, The Renand Foundation has employed women to make the uniforms for our schools creating jobs for them and providing a much-needed service
Plantains are a key part of the Haitian Diet. They can be eaten at every meal and sometimes are the main dish on the table. Farmers who are part of this program can sell their plantains at the marketplace providing a source of income for their families.
The Renand Foundation continues to create jobs by building homes, businesses, schools and other structures. Please inquire how you could help support this important effort through donations and our voluntourism program.
With an eye to the future, and to create a new industry that will add additional jobs to its farming program, the Renand Foundation plans to add cows into the mix. This addition would make it possible to have milk and cheese that could be sold at restaurants and hotels and also provide food for farmers’ families.
A program of beauty—making gemstone bracelets—would create needed jobs for women in the community. The money raised by selling these bracelets would go towards the salaries of the women which could then be reinvested into their business and the community.