Major progress has begun on the construction of sustainable development projects at Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel d’Haiti Orphanage. Thanks to the generous donations of both Arpin Strong and the Providence College student body, the construction of the pig sty facility is currently underway. This facility, which when completed will have cost about $5,000 USD, can begin to provide another supplementary stream of income for the orphanage. Every few months, this facility can produce over 12 fully grown pigs, which will be sold/processed and packaged to supply local grocers, restaurants, and hotels with fresh, organic pork. The older teenagers, who have already received butcher training from a young adult who has integrated from L’Arc-en-Ciel into Haitian society, will have the opportunity to process and package this meat, and will be involved in the entire process from birth to final sale of the packaged pork products. This opportunity will provide the vocational training of raising pigs and some experience in business in regards to making sales and marketing of the pork products to local customers.
By hiring local Haitian contractors to do the labor rather than outsourcing to international NGO’s we ensure that we are getting the most “bang for our buck”. The donations we make to L’Arc-en-Ciel are then continuing to help pay wages for laborers, whose families rely on their income. It is incredibly important to the Honey for Haiti team that we ensure we use as many Haitian firms as possible when construction this sustainable integrated farm, and fight against the negative impact that many traditional NGO’s have on the Haitian economy and small business in the community surrounding L’Arc-en-Ciel.
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