Mennonite Central Committee Canada is supporting Konbit Peyizan pou Ranfosman Kapsite Lokal with a five-year agriculture and livelihoods project in six communities in the Artbonite department, totaling $300,000.
Many people in these communities live in poverty and struggle to get enough to eat. They rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, yet face challenges such as deforestation, erosion, and poor soil fertility. Some communities are remote, with poor access to healthcare and markets. Many children experience malnutrition between harvests.
This project is working with 3,840 farming households to improve their access to food by training them in sustainable agriculture methods that improve soil fertility and reduce erosion. Households are being given seeds to help them get started.
Women and youth groups are also being formed.
In total, 13,000 people are benefiting.