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Five years after a devastating 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti, Heifer International says its farmers on the impoverished island are benefiting from a new approach to development work that focuses on sustainable economic development.

Oscar Castaneda, vice president of our Americas Program, said that the earthquake caused Heifer to re-evaluate the approach to our work in Haiti and focus on the livestock value chains in the country. We are now working with more than 2,200 families in the REACH program.

Haiti: Five Hears After the Earthquake

Since the earthquake, Haiti staff has also received training in Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction so that families there will be better prepared should another natural disaster strike. Watch the video above to learn more about how our work in Haiti has changed in the last five years. 

 

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Heifer International is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization working with communities to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth.