We are excited to launch our “It takes a village to build a village” campaign, working with our village of Canadian donors to help us raise funds to build a village in Haiti over the next 9 months, breaking ground in June 2019.
Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 to build 60 houses with water, sanitation and solar lights, 2 community wells, solar street lights and 4 agricultural projects for sustainable livelihoods. We will be hosting various fundraising events throughout the year in support of the campaign.
In the first half of 2018, the village of Bezin, Haiti received 30 new homes, community water and lights, as well as an egg production chicken coop with 1000 layers. In the second half of 2018, we are breaking ground in the village of Tierra Muscady. This village will include 60 beautiful homes, community water and lights, along with a series of sustainable livelihood projects including dairy cows, egg production, beekeeping, and agricultural projects.
Each of these villages raises a community out of poverty, in a sustainable way, creating strong and prosperous communities.
We are also building villages through education, by building schools and providing educational supplies. Canadian donors have helped to build three schools in Jamaica this year, as part of an island wide project to increase access to early childhood education. In the last 6 years, Food For The Poor internationally has built 110 schools across Jamaica.
The first Sustainable Development Goal aims to “end poverty in all its forms everywhere”. We know that poverty is complex and multifaceted. We can build a house for a family, but they will still be hungry, without access to safe drinking water and unable to attend school. With your help, we address the many root causes of poverty to create sustainable development. We do this by our focus on education, food, housing, health and livelihoods.