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Yesterday morning, Heifer Haiti began a second round of training for 23 new Community Animal Health Workers (CAHWs, commonly called vet agents in Haiti) for the northern and Central Plateau regions. A total of 60 CAHWs will be trained by the end of June 2013 for Heifer's Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti (REACH) program.

Heifer Haiti Training candidates pose for a group photo. Photo courtesy of Heifer International.

These 23 candidates will receive three weeks of intensive training in animal care and will return home to practice for a period of two-to-three months. Later they will return for the final phase of the training, which will last another two-to-three weeks. Upon successful completion of the training, they will receive an official certificate from the government of Haiti, through the Ministry of Agriculture, which will authorize them to work as vet agents anywhere in the country.

The remaining candidates will be trained in April and May of this year.

Read recent blog posts about Heifer’s REACH program here, and to give directly to this groundbreaking program.


Brooke Edwards

Brooke Edwards is from Little Rock, Arkansas, and started working at Heifer International in 2009 as a writer. She and her husband raise two daughters in a house way too small for their four pets. They spend a lot of time sweeping.