KANPE implements a family support program that integrates the pillars of autonomy: nutrition, health, housing, education, agriculture and leadership

Nutrition

In its major effort to provide integrated services to local communities, KANPE identifies malnourished families among the most vulnerable families and ensures that their children receive the treatment they need to recover.

Malnourished children are treated using a therapeutic food called Nourimanba: it is made of peanut butter, produced in Haiti, and meets 100% of the children’s daily nutritional requirements for protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals.

Children who are moderately malnourished or transitioning receive a locally produced mixture of milled grain and vegetables called Nourimil.

This nutrition program brings tangible results and only costs 27 cents per child per school day.

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Health

It is well known that disease plays an integral part in the cycle of poverty.

It has been proven that by simply imposing health care fees—no matter how small—upon the rural regions of Haiti results in a radical decline in the rate of clinic patronage, which leads to disastrous health repercussions. Keeping a population healthy depends on regular screening for symptoms of disease.

KANPE has teamed up with Partners in Health (Zanmi Lasante) to eliminate the financial barriers to health care for the most destitute communities and to participate in the overall development of the underserved population.

In Baille Tourible, KANPE has financed the set-up of a health clinic that now serves thousands of people.

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Education

KANPE firmly believes that education is the most important pillar in these families’ evolution towards financial autonomy. By covering the annual fees, KANPE allows children from the most vulnerable families to access schools in their community. KANPE makes every effort to ensure that academic perseverance becomes a daily priority.

Furthermore, KANPE aims to collaborate with local and international partners in order to improve the quality of education offered in the schools of the communities participating in the program.

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Safe Housing

To optimize the impact of the programs, families must be able to develop in a safe environment sheltered from weather conditions and other factors that may threaten their safety, bodily security and health. KANPE provides the most destitute families with safer housing.

KANPE’s objective is to ensure that the actions taken within its program have sustainable effects. Families who receive housing as part of our programs also receive training to allow them to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to maintain their house in the long term.

KANPE also provides latrines and expertise in environmental urban development and waste management.

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Agriculture

Every family identified by the KANPE program receives seeds and livestock (animals), which then become a source of nourishment and a primary means of subsistence.

For this primary source of nourishment to be sustainable and continuous, KANPE provides practical training adapted to the types of farming and to Haitian soil, resulting in a more abundant harvest.

Support is also provided so that family decision-making is led by a long-term vision whose first objective is to meet dietary needs while providing the possibility for income-generating activities.

For KANPE, agriculture serves not only as a source of nourishment, but also as an economic livelihood. That’s why a part of every harvest that nourishes the families can also be sold at the market, enabling families to obtain a source of income. KANPE ensures that the families it serves receive training to ensure that they have the knowledge and skills necessary to raise livestock and create their own agricultural micro-businesses.

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Leadership

KANPE aims to create a culture of solidarity within the community in which leaders, women and men, reflect on the most pressing problems facing their community in order to envision solutions that can improve living conditions for all.

The Leadership pillar of the KANPE program is inspired by the following values and human rights: respect, collaboration, inclusion, equality, solidarity and responsibility. Every community project, aiming for tangible and sustainable improvements in the local population’s daily life, must be an expression of these values that reinforce social cohesion.

The community leaders that participate in the implementation of KANPE’s programs in different ways also have the permanent mission to reinforce the results of these programs on the ground.

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