Nan Panyol Construction Project
Livelihood activities are critical to the long-term economic sustainability and welfare of Haitians. Unlike many organizations, the Rapino Foundation focuses on building skills and finding jobs available locally or regionally. One of our latest livelihood training initiatives is employing local labor, particularly from parents, to participate in the reconstruction of the Centre de Formation Classique de Pangnol School, see here. These individuals will learn safe building practices and techniques that will make them attractive for future employment with our current contractor and other construction firms.
Farmer Workshop Nan Panyol
Nan Panyol, also spelt Pangnol, is primarily an agrarian community, where most residents own or rent a small parcel of land to grow crops. Despite decades of experience and knowledge of the land, most farmers do not have access to market information or inputs such as fertilizers and seeds to make farming profitable.
Our goal is widen their scope of the market, create relationships with wholesalers, and provide them with inputs needed to multiply their harvests. Through various workshops we hope to slowly integrate these farmers, who rely solely on the local market, with commerical supply chains and larger agricultural networks.