Hope to Kids - Jacmel

The goal of the Hope to Kids project is to provide opportunity and hope to children and their families in and around Jacmel. World Concern and its partner provides school children with goats and the training necessary to equip them to develop their own herds. The project teaches the children goat husbandry skills with an emphasis on planting improved forage grasses, breeding, and preventative health care. Through livestock production families will be able to afford to send their children to school, as well as sustain their own livelihood. The project has an additional sustainability component in that the children "pass on the gift" by giving the first female offspring goat to another child who will then participate in trainings.

Activities

Some of the activities contributing to the success of the Hope to Kids program are: 1) selection of new school children to receive their goats/training; 2) training of the selected children; 3) purchase and distribution of female goats (does); 4) setting up a breeding station; 5) administer medications to the goats; and 6) deworming school children involved in the project.

Cross-cutting issues

Capacity Building; Community Development; Literacy; Vocation

Locations

  • Haiti>Sud Est>Jacmel

Sectors

  • Agriculture
  • Economic Recovery and Development
  • Education
  • Health
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