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Heifer's Vice President of the Americas Program Oscar Castaneda is traveling in Haiti with CEO Pierre Ferrari. Today they are attending the inauguration of a new goat breeding center, part of Heifer's Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation (REACH) Project. Here's the first of Oscar's accounts of this trip.

Rosnel Jean Baptiste, general coordinator of Tet Kole.

In Mountrouis, the members of Tet Kole and Peyizan Ayisen are celebrating the opening and dedication of a first-of-its-kind goat breeding center. According to Rosnel Jean Baptiste, general coordinator of the organization, this represents a great example of collaboration and the opportunity to ensure food security while reducing dependence of imported food.

"This breeding center will also help us to be more successful in improving other community needs like access to water," Baptiste said.

With Heifer Haiti, they will continue planting trees and transforming the landscape. This model will be expanded to reach a larger impact on other places in Haiti.

A group of singers perform at the opening of the goat breeding center.

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Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She has a master's in social work and a bachelor's degree in psychology. She is married, a mother of two, and a wannabe urban farmer, raising her own chickens and killing most of her vegetable crops.