The Digicel Foundation Changing Lives of Young People in Rural Haiti

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The Digicel Foundation Changing Lives of Young People in Rural Haiti

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The Digicel Foundation Changing Lives of Young People in Rural Haiti

In the aftermath of the earthquake, thousands of people lost limbs and houses.  BRAC Haiti, with its 40 year experience in emergency recovery and development in post conflict countries, provided prosthetics/orthotics devices to more than 1000 victims, 225 permanent resistant homes (earthquake and hurricane resistant) in rural areas affected by the earthquake and livelihoods to help families recover.  In addition to its work in health and construction, BRAC Haiti is supporting youth development in Haiti. The Digicel Foundation in partnership with BRAC Haiti, launched a Youth Enterprise School pilot in Fondwa to help make rural schools more sustainable through income generating activities while providing basic education, financial literacy and business skills to 30 older youth.  Since the pilot’s inception, 150 layer hens (laying on average 3000 eggs per month), 9 goats, 7000 fruit tree seedlings, and 2700 vegetable seedlings producing cabbages, carrots, tomatoes, and peppers were produced to generate revenue for the school.

The Digicel Foundation Changing Lives of Young People in Rural Haiti