Project Funded!

Grazing for Fundraising- Haiti Goats Project

Location: St Marc, HT

Budget: $3120.00

Still Needed: $0.00

Goal: Build fencing for Centre Vie's goats sustainability project.

How You Can Help:

Our partners in Haiti have been given land to use to raise goats, but they are in need of fencing.  The sooner we can provide fencing, the sooner they will be able to earn more money to provide for the orphans at Centre Vie.  Let's see if we can get these fences up by Christmas.

More information about the goats project from DD (our Haitian partner):

Since January 2010, we have become the mother and father of 33 children. As the children are growing, now in their teens and reaching grade 6 to grade 10, the cost of their upbringing has as well equally grown. Unfortunately at the same rhythm of their physical growth for good reasons the number of their supporters have been decreasing. Although we are administratively organized and have become a registered organization, the financial sting has not been alleviated.

It has taken us 2 years of intensive research, investigations, and hands on training and exploration of several goat businesses, and trials of small goats businesses in Haiti and Canada to rationally work a worthy plan and strategies to start a commercial goats farming for fundraising for the orphanage:

Advantages of Goats Farming.-

Commercial goat farming business is contributing greatly to the economy and nutrition of a country. Goats are multi-functional animal. Goats have been considered as poor man’s cow (mini cow) for the poor people because of its immense contribution in rural economy and national income. Goat products like milk and meat is not only nutritious and easily digestible food but also a great source of regular income for the poor, landless and marginal farmers. Commercial goat farming business has created a potential way of employment for unemployed people. Generally goat farming means rearing goats for the purpose of harvesting milk, meat and fiber. At present, goat farming has become a profitable business and it requires a very low investment or capital.

Based on our experience with goat farmers we can say that Goat farming is a traditional, profitable, risk-less and very easy business because of its multi utility and fast growing rate. Goats also can be used as a tool for poverty reduction and play an important role in the economic growth of a country. Although some risks go with every business. Proper care and good management can ensure better production and high profit. You’d like to run a profit raising livestock, consider meat goats.

Sixty-three to 65 percent of the red meat consumed in Haiti is generally goat meat. Goats raising for business is still a brand new enterprise in Haiti, although goat meat is a primary choice of meat, in Haiti people raising goats still have to learn the trade of commercial goat enterprise. Commercial goats raising is a wide-open market and many more producers are needed.

The Goat enterprise is a” Hands up Initiative “a new concept in development where humanitarian service would venture as a private sector enterprise approach resulting in providing for the social endeavors they are operating. This initiative is teaching both beneficiaries and benefactors to work together toward self-sufficiency closing the door of dependency that has become a system in the world of poor countries. It is also to demonstrate that positive results are likely to be achieved faster and adequately measured with these small indigenous organizations, compare to the operations/interventions of international bilateral development machines.  

Our Vision:

Raise quality improved breed of goats KINDER for meat and for milk production and transformation to be sold. Have a high buyer – consumer’s satisfaction. Make our vision a reality on the market in 2 years. Establish an improved income generating for CEVIM