Financial and Agricultural Projects for Farmer Groups

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  • Coordinated by Milius Hillaire, a certified veterinary agent (above right).
  • Works with groups of farmers - community members organized into informal cooperatives called gwoupmans in Creole.
  • Teaches agricultural and business practices that please God.
  • Teaches by both theory and practice - as farmers learn a technique, they apply it to individual farmers' land.
  • Promotes practical, sustainable agriculture through soil conservation, reforestation, and economically viable vegetable production and fieldcropping practices.
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  • Teaches Biblical principles for participating in a group meeting.
  • Teaches groups how to manage revolving, low-interest small loans to meet family, medical and business needs.
  • Distributes improved varieties of congo beans (pigeon peas) and cuttings of a high-vitamin A cassava (manioc) grown on the HAFF farm.
  • Encourages the farmers to share the improved varieties with friends so they multiply throughout the community.
  • Distributes fast-growing fuel and lumber trees as well as popular varieties of mango and citrus trees grown and grafted on the HAFF farm.
  • Teaches financially sound animal husbandry practices like vaccination and early detection and treatment of disease.
  • Some gwoupmans manage goat projects in which offspring from donated goats are shared with others in the group.

HAFF Farm

HAFF Farm
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  • Managed by Ely Mompremier (above left) in collaboration with missionaries Colin and Carla Wilson.
  • Employs 5 full-time laborers (above with Ely) and a number of seasonal contracted help who, in addition to agricultural projects, are engaged in keeping the HAFF campus beautiful.
  • Three to four acres of the HAFF campus are used to multiply improved varieties of crops for distribution for the farmers in HAFF's community education program Financial and Agricultural Projects for Farmer Groups.
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  • Twenty to twenty five acres of the HAFF campus produce various trees used for fuel in the school kitchen and lumber for HAFF's construction needs: gates, rafters, doors, shelving, school benches, even outhouse benches and walls.
  • A year-round nursery produces aproximately 2,000 fuel and lumber tree seedlings (cassia, oak and mellana) and 2,000 grafted fruit tree and nut tree seedlings (tangerine, mango and cashew).
  • Grafts for the fruit trees come from improved varieties grown in the HAFF orchard.
  • Seedlings are sold to farmer groups and members of the community.
  • A recent donation has allowed HAFF to double the nursery space available under shade cloth.
  • All potting soil for the seedlings is produced at HAFF from composted leaf material, large grasses, ground wood chips, wood ash and manure as well as decomposed processed sugarcane.
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Prayer Support

Ongoing prayer support is needed for...

  • HAFF's leaders to see clearly where God is working and to join Him in His work.
  • Those touched by HAFF's programs to see Christ in all we do.
  • Haitians and Americans to be able to disciple each other in Christ with humility and loving understanding.

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