Chalice
Project Name: Haiti North Community Poultry Cooperative and Jam Production 4.0
Project Location: Terrier Rouge / Grand Bassin
Project Type: Community Improvement
Project Code: HHN0817

Background: The Director of Haiti North Sponsor Site is Edley Gabeau. There are 1605 sponsored children spread over the two locations of Terrier Rouge and Grand Bassin.
Chalice Haiti North Community Poultry Co-operative and Jam Production ProjectThe site provides access to quality education as well as health and nutritional support. Three-quarters of Haitians live on less than $2 (US) per day (half earn less than $1 per day). Access to education is low, with illiteracy rates almost 50%. In rural areas, almost 90 percent live below the poverty level and basic social services are practically non-existent.

In early 2015, in response to the lack of economic opportunities (particularly for youth) in the communities of Terrier Rouge and Grand Bassin, Chalice commissioned a non-profit organization called International Sustainable Community Assistance (ISCA) to do a detailed evaluation. It included the provision of an implementation plan to allow Chalice management to map a path forward, in an appropriate and sustainable manner, in order to support these two communities in creating livelihood options and jobs. The research and analysis concluded that based on Chalice's focus on education, the two communities would have a high probability of success in building on two main themes, primarily production of poultry and a local food processing enterprise. Subsequently, a two-phase project was approved by Chalice with the potential for two additional phases based on the post-audit of Phases I and II.

Phase I saw the establishment of a community poultry coooperative, construction of 10 chicken coops, selection and training of the families involved in the poultry enterprise, and the hiring of a Community Livelihoods Officer and Veterinary Agent. Phase II involved the distribution of another seven chicken coops, training of families on poultry and small business management, undertaking a poultry market study and processing and bottling of locally grown products. Phase III saw construction of an egg laying barn, construction of 10 more coops, establishment of an agro supply shop, training of the families in the area of poultry production and jam production and carrying out market research. An interim phase (3.1) focused on continued training, capacity building and the purchase of some equipment for the jam processing group of women. All phases of the projet to-date have been very successful.

Project Objectives: This fourth and final phase will consist of the doubling of egg production through the establishment of a second laying barn and the purchase of 170 laying hens. Current demand exceeded production as demonstrated by the project's pre-sale of all eggs now produced. The second laying barn and increased egg production will improve the profitability of the operation. This final phase will also include further training by ISCA for the egg laying operation and the agro shop, including expansion of market offerings, and continued emphasis on inventory control and financial reporting. ISCA will also provide some further marketing and bookkeeping training for the ladies' jam group. The cost of this final phase is $34,755. After this last phase, the chicken co-op group of 27 families, the laying barns and the agro shop operation, and the Onz Maman Jam group, will be completely self-sustaining.

Budget in Canadian Funds: $34,755.00

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