Family farm Plots Project

 

More water and food for our neighbors

In July 2015 we took a new step, in our vision of being a pole for the development for Haiti, which begins with our more direct neighbours:
the community of Source Jean Jacques.
 
We posit a project to the “Fondo Chile”:
Family plots as a means of food security for the Community of Source Jean Jacques, Aquin - Haiti.

 

This project provided the community with new wells, spring water, use of rainwater and orchards producing good quality vegetables.
 

 

 

 
Life in Source Jean Jacques
Life in Source Jean Jacques

500 families survive under extreme poverty conditions

Opening of new water wells
Opening of new water wells

Making use of the first new well drilled in the Community

Organic agriculture
Organic agriculture

Myrtha y Troiny harvesting their first spinach

Life in Source Jean Jacques
Life in Source Jean Jacques

500 families survive under extreme poverty conditions

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An old yearning: more food and water for our neighbors

 

500 families living in extreme poverty make up the community of Source Jean Jacques, its population is mostly illiterate and unemployed. Their survival and, particularly their feeding, depended exclusively on a rudimentary agriculture

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Organic agriculture

Principles

We are working to generate a cultural change,to enable the sustainability of the project results over time

 

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Rehabilitation of Source Jean Jacque
Rehabilitation of Source Jean Jacque

The first step was the opening and cleaning of the source protective chamber

Opening of new water wells
Opening of new water wells

Starting with the drilling of the second and third wells, by Water for Life

Rain water harvesting
Rain water harvesting

70 families are now able to cath rain water at their homes

Rehabilitation of Source Jean Jacque
Rehabilitation of Source Jean Jacque

The first step was the opening and cleaning of the source protective chamber

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Training
Training

During a session about nurseries management

Training
Training

Learning how to plant a nursery

Nursery garden: A small Beauty
Nursery garden: A small Beauty

Spinach sprouting in our Nursery garden

Training
Training

During a session about nurseries management

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New sources of water

 
 
Wells
Spring  water
Rainwater
  Orchards
   Organic
   Seeds
 Nurseries
  Compost
  Training
Good fruits
Learning by doing
Hard work
Perseverance

This project has been funded with support from Fondo Chile contra el Hambre y la Pobreza (Chile Fund Against Hunger and Poverty), a joint initiative of the Government of Chile and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Fundación

La Casa del Señor

Thanks to the support of Fondo Chile and everyone's efforts, we could directly impacted the food security of the inhabitants of Source Jean Jacques through giving them access to water and to a more productive agriculture, with high nutritional value vegetables.

 

59 families received their nursery tables and their family plots were properly fenced. Some plots have 50 Sq m and others of 100 Sq m, totaling nearly 3000 Sq m of land to be planted and where they can harvest their own vegetables.

 

130 farmers were trained and 55 of them, mostly women, produced their own vegetables during the project period. Some of them have sold their production surplus in the local market, which works every week at Aquin´s downtown.

 

70 families have a rain water harvesting system installed at their homes’ roofs. To this, a communitarian rain water system was added. Besides, over 300 meters of stoned ditches were built plus approximately 640 Sq m of stoned wide channels. This constitutes a system that channels the rain water towards ravines where its infiltration is favored. Likewise, 33 stone dams were built in ravines, to lower the rain water speed along ravines in order to favor its infiltration.

 

Thanks to the rain water management and the recovering of the local spring, together with the drilling of 3 new water wells, Source Jean Jacques is now plenty of water, which makes it a privileged zone in Haiti.