UCOCAB: Hurricane Matthew Early Recovery Intervention in Centre Department
The goal of this project is to help families affected by Hurricane Matthew return to normal life. The expected result is for vulnerable families to resume their agricultural activities by regenerating the coffee plantations that were destroyed by the Hurricane. The project also aims to give farmers the means to set up gardens/plantations for marketing. The products to be cultivated at these plots will be harvested over a period of 5 months. The subsequent sale of these products will allow Union des Cooperatives Cafeieres de Baptiste (UCOCAB) beneficiary members to receive an income which will enable their families to meet certain immediate needs. Approximately 349 families will be affected by the project. The total cost of the intervention is estimated at $52,000. In terms of post emergency response, UCOCAB with the support of LWR will provide seeds and other agricultural inputs so that they can continue to grow their coffee and vegetable gardens. Subsequent sale of these products will allow the victims to partially recover their purchasing power while investing in agricultural crops for the medium term subsistence.
- Economic Recovery and Development