Generation of revenues

Sup­port­ing Fam­ily Income Diver­si­fi­ca­tion at Café-Lompré (AC-3–05)

Dura­tion of the action : 5 years
Loca­tion of the action : Sta­tion des Petits Frères de Ste Thérèse (PFST) à Café-Lompré ; Com­mune de Léo­gane ; Haïti
Ben­e­fi­cia­ries: the pop­u­la­tion of Café Lom­pré.
Local part­ners :   Les Petits Frères de Ste Thérèse de l’Enfant Jésus

Project:
Since the late 1980s, Objec­tif Tiers Monde has sup­ported the Con­gre­ga­tion of the Petits Frères de Ste Thérèse in their work for the dis­ad­van­taged pop­u­la­tion of Café-Lompré. One of the goals of the Petits Frères is “cost-effective edu­ca­tion” to improve the liveli­hoods of the farm­ing pop­u­la­tion.
Objec­tif Tiers Monde has financed the set­ting up of a cas­sava plant for the pro­duc­tion of cas­sava (cas­sava cakes), which is avail­able to the pop­u­la­tion of Café-Lompré to trans­form their crops into a more con­serv­able product.
An oil press was financed in (1992–1997). To sup­port the oil work­shop, the cas­tor plan­ta­tion was sup­ported by OTM at Ti source. But first of all, an effort will have to be made to moti­vate and retain the farm­ers of the area by offer­ing them buy­ing con­tracts for inter­est­ing crops and thus offer­ing them an income, per­haps small but certain.  

Since 1998, at the OTM Arti­san Train­ing Center,next to a more mas­cu­line for­ma­tions (iron­work, car­pen­try or hor­ti­cul­ture), to sup­port more the women of Café Lom­pré  it was  sup­ported the train­ing for girls, such as train­ing in domes­tic arts. The girls learn to cook, cro­chet, knit­ting, embroi­dery, sewing, and flo­ral art. After their train­ing they can work as a clean­ing lady or open their small sewing workshop.

In 2006 OTM sup­ported the women’s group­ing of Café Cul­ture and Cof­fee Pro­cess­ing in the Café-Lompré region. The aim is to sup­port the women’s group in the cul­ti­va­tion and pro­cess­ing of cof­fee by mon­i­tor­ing the man­age­ment of their work­ing cap­i­tal, but also by pro­vid­ing train­ing or tech­ni­cal sup­port if nec­es­sary. The main aim of this frame­work agree­ment is to mon­i­tor the achieve­ments of the pre­vi­ous projects and frame­work agree­ments and to fol­low the sup­port of the Petits Frères to the peo­ple in the fields of arti­sanal train­ing and agri­cul­ture in order to make those fam­i­lies able to diver­sify and secure their incomes.