Goat Program | Garden
our Empowerment Program, GBTN s strategic vision is to create
a sustainable food source and income for the JUFC families. Sixty
percent of our families have no income with the remaining making
less than $2 U.S. per day. Many of our families are composed of
single mothers with multiple children and no income.
Julia Leggette, a 16
year old from Virginia, has committed to spending a year in Haiti
to develop our Goat Project. She began her project by personally
purchasing goats to begin the herd. Currently, we have 6 goats
with 4 goats expecting babies in the spring. Julia is thrilled
with this project. She feels like she is making a substantial
impact on the lives of these families.
When asked why she
wanted to take on this project, she stated, I have seen
poverty and starvation first hand. My kids in this program live
in severe poverty with minimal, substandard shelter and unfit
water to drink. Most of my kids dont eat every day and are
malnourished. If I can eliminate their hunger, I will have given
the greatest gift to humanity.
As our Community Outreach
Director, Julia is responsible for selecting families and educating
them on the care and breeding of goats.
After a familys
goat has reproduced, the first and third goats are kept by the
family. The second goat is given to GBTN, and the fourth goat
is given to another family in JUFC. The families involved in the
Goat Project must understand the concept of the long-term financial
gains of compliance with the program model.
This a really exciting
project for GBTN. As we continue to buy goats and receive donations,
it is projected that in five years 100% of the JUFC families will
have a sustainable source of income and nutrition through the
Julia's Wish List:
Goats and more goats!
Click here to purchase a goat
Goals Beyond The Net's
mission is to improve the economic status of the children within
the Jacmel United Football Club (JUFC). The average income in
Haiti is two dollars a day. A large number of Haitians have no
income. Many of these impoverished mothers depend upon the kindness
of the community and sponsored feeding programs to feed their
children. Many children only eat one meal a day. Some children
may not eat at all during a given day. Addressing the income issues
of the JUFC mothers will translate into improved living conditions
for the children. Thus, the Empowerment Program was established.
GBTN is developing sustainable agricultural projects and economic
ventures that will alleviate their severe poverty.
Working with a local community
leader in the Monchil area of Jacmel, GBTN identifies JUFC mothers
with no income. Goals Beyond The Net, along with a local agronomist,
investigates the feasibility of garden projects. Based upon space,
soil quality, and water accessibility, a garden is then designed.
Here is one of the gardens
completed for a JUFC mother. The agronomist planted two types of
cabbage, swiss chard, tomatoes, carrots, sweet peppers, and eggplant
around Onise's home. Within several months she had crops to harvest
and food to eat. As the garden continues to flourish, it is the
expectation that Onise will have a small crop surplus which she
can then take to the local market for sale.
like to contribute to this worthwhile venture, please visit our
Donations & Sponsorships page.