Thanks to a generous Christmas donation from the congregation of Hillside Church of Marin we were able to fully fund and launch the Goats & Cattle Co-op project in Haiti. All profits from the project will directly benefit the Ecole Evangelique de la Nouvelle Vie du Jacob/Palma (New Life Evangelical School of Jacob/Palma) the proper name for the school and our local Gnu Partner in Haiti.
First phase of the Goats & Cattle Co-op program began with 40 baby and adult goats and will be under the watchful eyes of a skilled local herder. A second phase of the project will add additional land to support cattle later this year.
During our recent field visit, we also kicked off the third phase of our local microloan program – that now supplies loan grants to 60 families who send their children to the school. As New Life School is the only local school in the region, in virtually every case the child attending school is the first from their family.