Eggs for Orphans

Published Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 06:00 PM. Written by Charles Towne for Desarmes, Haiti.

The Haiti Collective is pleased to announce the successful launch our Eggs for Orphans program.

The goal of the program is to give our orphanage children and children in our child sponsorship program a more nutritious diet by providing a sustainable source of protein (eggs) to them each day.  Evidence has shown that nutritious protein can completely change the lives of children - their stomachs are more full, they can better concentrate in school, they are mentally more aware, and physically have more energy.

We could simply raise more money and buy eggs in the local market but that would just be more relief and do nothing to promote self-sufficiency.  So instead, we have launched a project to develop a self-sustaining poultry program.

We have begun with a single chicken coop at our orphanage in Desarmes that will raise layers for eggs.  We began with 50 layers and plan to expand the operation over time to include more layers for eggs and eventually broilers for meat.  The operation in Desarmes will be a reference model which we plan to replicate in other communities.  It will be a platform for providing practical training on the basics of establishing a small business and instruction for building and operating a self-sufficient poultry business.

“Thank you” seems so inadequate to express our gratitude for those who contributed financially, for those who prayed for us, and those who shared encouraging words before and during the coop construction. But we’ll say it anyway - THANK YOU!