A project participant transports his banana rhizome from the distribution site to his farm. Photo courtesy of Heifer Haiti. A project participant transports his banana rhizome from the distribution site to his farm. Photo courtesy of Heifer Haiti.

After Hurricane Sandy ravaged Haiti, Heifer Haiti began recording its losses to apply for assistance to aid victims in the southern region. Heifer International immediately approved funding for alimentary (nutritional) kits and seeds for project families.

As of January 31, Heifer Haiti reached its goal to provide 410 families with alimentary kits. The project also distributed to participants about 3,400 pounds of black bean seeds and 850 dozen banana rhizomes. The project will continue with seed distribution and also hopes to distribute corn, pigeon bean, peanut, pimento and sweet potato seeds.

Overall, Heifer Haiti plans to assist 1,196 families affected by Hurricane Sandy; as of January 6, the project has reached 855.

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Chelsey McNiel