The Renewable Now Campaign, “Spread Some Honey and Save a Life”, has made great headway in the past month, and we are proud to announce the progress that has been made possible through the support of our readers.
This past month, there have been some incredible changes on the ground at L’Arc-en-Ciel Orphanage in Kenscoff, Haiti. A second chicken coop, 48 square meters in size, has been fully constructed and a new round of chickens will soon arrive to populate the new facility. This expansion will allow for the additional production of over 500 chickens per cycle, increasing profitability of the project and in turn allowing the orphanage to allocate more resources to other sections of their sustainable development efforts.
Chicken production at L’Arc-en-Ciel has been an ongoing project since 2014, when the administration of L’Arc-en-Ciel decided to utilize their natural capital and create an income-generating activity. The orphanage has been successful in this venture and the largest problem they are currently facing is meeting the demand of their market. Thanks to the new chicken coop funded by Honey for Haiti, Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel will be able to supply numerous national grocer chains, restaurants, and hotels with organic poultry and begin building a brand around the sustainable farm we are helping them construct on their property. The production of meat chickens per 45 day cycle will increase from 650 to 1,400 during the first year and reach 2,100 by the end of the second year. A total of 2,100 chickens will be produced every 45 days with groups of 700 fully matured every 15 days, slaughtered and packed by the older teenagers who reside at L’Arc-en-Ciel. The annual production is expected to reach 7,000 by the end of the first year and reaching 10,750 by the end of the third year, creating $81,000 of annual revenue. This income will be utilized by L’Arc-en-Ciel to expand their projects and allow them to continue their work of creating a true home for some of the most at-risk orphans in Haiti.
If you would like to learn more about our project and the amazing sustainable development work occurring at Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel, please visit our website at www.HoneyforHaiti.org.