Men Nan Men Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

We provided training to members of 10 savings and credit groups to stimulate and increase business activities in the community. Savings groups provide interest-earning savings accounts and small, affordable loans for people who don't have access to traditional banking services, empowering them to plan for the future, start businesses, and meet their children's basic needs. 123 people were trained in animal husbandry and 117 people were trained in vegetable production, helping them increase their productivity. 525 children and youth were reached with information about caring for and preserving natural resources. 297 children and youth were trained in entrepreneurial activities, building their skills for future career opportunities. Mothers were trained on the importance of preventive health practices, resulting in 95 pregnant women benefiting from prenatal and postpartum checkups, iron supplements, and tetanus vaccines. 157 children received Vitamin A supplements to prevent blindness and disease and 679 children received deworming medication and iron supplements to improve their health. In partnership with the Ministry of Health, we helped 87 children under the age of 5 get full vaccinations. 4,638 children received medical checkups, 34 of whom were referred for specialized care. 268 families and 1,091 children were trained on proper hygiene and water treatment to reduce their risk of illness. We distributed water treatment products to 377 families, allowing them to enjoy access to safe drinking water. Students at four schools decreased their risk of contracting hygiene-related diseases after we partnered with UNICEF to build handwashing stations for them. 4,459 students were able to continue their education thanks to our tuition subsidies. 80 teachers were trained in geometry to strengthen the quality of mathematics education. We evaluated 68 school directors and teachers, enabling them to receive feedback on their teaching skills and improve the quality of education.

Cross-cutting issues

|Most Vulnerable Children|Gender|Protection|Peace|Advocacy|

Locations

  • Haiti>Centre

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Health
  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene

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