Monthly Archives: October 2014

ASHOG land & Community Garden

Good news! On October 25th a team of workers will start clearing the ASHOG land in order to get it cleared enough for the survey to be done and a perimeter wall built. In order to achieve self-sufficiency and sustainability for ASHOG Orphanage, and to provide food for the residents of the Poor House in Anse-a-Galets, a community garden will be gradually planted. We hope this will be the first of many Haitian owned and operated community projects. The land is also large enough for a building project and would be an ideal site for the proposed homes for disabled people – Architects Without Borders are working with LGCCA and ASHOG for this.

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Chickens!

There are obvious advantages to keeping chickens. They lay about 5 eggs each per week and when they get older and no longer lay, they provide meat. We have a chicken coop at ASHOG Orphanage with only 3 chickens now so we want to buy more and also a rooster. If the chickens can provide enough eggs for the household and there is a surplus, these eggs can be given to the frail elderly at the Poor House in Anse-a-Galets. Eventually we hope to have enough chickens that some eggs may be sold at the market and bring some self-sustaining power to the orphanage. We buy the chickens when they are a few months old and already starting to lay.

If you would like to buy a chicken for $10 and provide up to 260 eggs per year please donate via PayPal. Thanks so much!

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Medical Outreach Trips Haiti 2015

We will be starting medical clinics in villages on La Gonave Island in 2015. Our initial goal is to do one in spring and one in the fall. The 3 day clinics will require a 6 – 7 day trip to Haiti. The clinics will provide much-needed Family Practice care to outlying areas. We are now looking for volunteer nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians, pharmacists and non-medical volunteers! Interested? Please contact Ailsa for more information:

          help@communityandchildhaiti.ca          (001) 604 563 7994

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