62%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.