Heifer Haiti

of community-based organizations managed by women

Rely on Agriculture

Live Below the Poverty Line


Forty-four percent of Haitians live in rural areas. The World Bank reports that 64 percent of Haiti’s land area is used for agricultural purposes and 50 percent of its total population rely on agriculture for their livelihoods.

Haiti rates 168 out of 187 countries according to the United Nation’s Human Development Index (2014). Sixty-two percent of its 10 million people live below the poverty line, on $1.25 a day, and approximately 12 percent of children under 5 are malnourished.

Heifer Haiti is restocking animal assets and training farmers in environmentally friendly animal husbandry. Our work aims to improve farm productivity, restore local environments and increase economic opportunities for farmers. We are also combining livestock and crops for integrated farming.

2298 Families
Were Assisted in FY2014

Livestock Placed In FY2014

Our Work In Haiti

Through our project Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti (REACH), we are contributing to the reconstruction of rural areas and strengthening the economic resilience of more than 12,000 farming households over five years through community livestock enterprises.

This program will not only increase food security and income for thousands of families, it also will lead to at least 300 full-time jobs through the construction of 75 breeding centers and the training of 200 new Community Animal Health Workers.

Currently, family income from farm-based activities averages $50 per month. REACH is projecting to increase incomes from 100 percent for individual livestock producers to 220 percent for breeding center owners.

Two men prepare fodder
Two men prepare fodder at the Tet Kole Goat Breeding Center
  • Women’s Empowerment

    Livestock Ownership, Micro-credit Access, Small Business Development

  • Increased Income

    Value Chain Development, Entrepreneurship Training, Quality Livestock

  • Social Capital

    Passing on the Gift®, 12 Cornerstones for Just and Sustainable Development

  • Nutrition

    Improved Animal Management, Vegetable Gardening, Water Access, Dietary Diversification

  • Environment

    Agroforestry, Agroecology, Natural Resource Conservation, Soil and Water Conservation

Programs and Projects

  • REACH:

    Rural Entrepreneurs for Agricultural Cooperation in Haiti

Project Partners


  • Elevsage Sans Frontieres
  • The Kellogg Foundation
  • Fonkoze
  • Foundation Yunus Social Business Haiti
  • The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Haiti

Local Implementing Partners

  • Koperatif Pwodikte Myel Terye wouj (KOPWOMIT)
  • Association des Colons de Dosmond (ACD)
  • Mouvement Développement Communautaire Grand Bassin (MODECOG)
  • Organisation des Paysan de Dumas (OPD)
  • Koperatif Espwa pou Demen (KED)
  • Organisations pour le Développement de Cabaret (OPDC)
  • Association des Travailleurs de Cabaret (ATC)
  • Coordinations des Associations des Femmes pour le Développement de Saint Louis du Nord et Anse à Foleur (
  • Fédération des Association des Femme de Maissade FAM/ Association des Femmes Paysannes de Lagoune (AFPL)
  • Fédération des Association des Femme de Maissade (FAM)/Association Femme Paysanne de Bas Selpet (AFBLS)
  • Fédération des Association des Femme de Maissade (FAM)/Association Femme Paysanne de Bas Selpet (AFBLS)
  • Organisation des Paysans pour le Développement Agro-Économique et Développement Humain en Haïti (OPDAEH)
  • Coopérative pour le Développement de l’Agro-industries et des Technologies (CDAT)
  • Fon Koze
  • Gwoup fanm Vayan Sodo (GFVS)
  • Organisation Paysan Rumas (OPR)
  • Coordination Citoyenne pour la Décentralisation et le Développement des Nippes (COCCIDEN)
  • INHEPADEM (Initiatiative Haïtienne pr l'encadrement des paysans defavorise des Nippes)
  • OSEDN (Organisation Socio-économique des Nippes)
  • Union des Jeunes pour le Développement de la Savane du Bois (UJDSB)
  • Groupman Peyizan Tet Kole de Oban (GPTKO)
  • Organisation pour le developpement de la montagne (OPDM)
  • Federation des Groupements de Lavaneau (FGL)
  • Fon Peyizan Fondwa
  • Organisation FAM LAKAY(OFL)
  • Groupement Communautaire de la Grand-Anse (GCGA)
  • Rassemblement des Citoyens Organisés de la Grande-Anse (RACOGA)


Heifer International Haiti

59 Rue Tossaint Louverture Les Cayes, Haiti

T: 509.220.3143

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