Our aim is for sustainability. We have established a small farm on our compound at Hope House.
Previously it was a barren , rocky ground. Today we are growing papaya , mangoes , sugar cane , chillies, and tomatoes which helps towards the food in our house. We also have recently had Aquaponics installed; a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture with hydroponics in a symbiotic environment. This will hopefully in the future help us to produce food to enhance the diet of our family.
Pierre Richard has trained as a chicken farmer and he rears 800 chickens at a time to sell to market. Their chickens have earned a good reputation at Market due to being corn fed. Pierre Richard also trains other farmers on good chicken management.
We have Hens who are layers . The eggs provide some income and also are an integral part of our diet in the house.
We have a small rabbit farm which we hope to develop in the near future. This will provide income and protein in our diet.
We have 3 cows which provide a little milk for our children.
We want to develop our goat farm to have a goat Dairy Herd. This is not typical of Haitian Goats. We are exploring the best breeds we can import.
Currently our children are only able to access milk once a week, with no other dairy products available.
Goat milk , cheese and yoghurt have immense nutritional value and can impact malnourishment in positive ways.
If you would like to be involved in our Goat Project visit our How To Help Page.