Since its arrival, KANPE and its partners have played an important role in the revitalization of Baille Tourible and its surroundings on many fronts: health and the fight against cholera, nutrition, housing, agriculture, education and leadership.
Since 2010, thanks to donors like you, KANPE and its partners Zanmi Lasante (Partners In Health in Haiti) and Fonkoze have achieved the following results:
* In January 2016, KANPE and its field partner, Fonkoze Foundation, with the financial support of a Canadian private Foundation, held an opening ceremony for its new group of 200 families residing in Savanette Cabral.
** These results were collected and analyzed one year following the graduation of the first cohort of the Integrated Programme. This program supports families to reach financial independence at the end of an 18-month period.
In the communal section of Baille Tourible, agriculture is the predominant economic activity, employing nearly 98% of the total population.
In April 2016, KANPE signed an agreement with the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP) to support the farming community in Baille Tourible (Baille Tourible Organization, ODB), undermined after three years of drought due to the El Niño phenomenon.
This new partnership was launched at the beginning of the 2016 rainy season with the distribution of black bean seeds to 250 farmers. At the end of the season, they were able to recover the equivalent of their initial planting plus a portion for the formation of a “seed bank” that will support farmers in need. It is also a way to increase the financial resources of ODB.
The agreement between KANPE and MPP consists of 3 main pillars:
Since 2011, the number of outpatients continues to grow. As of December 31, 2016, the Baille Tourible Clinic received more than 36,300 visits since its opening.
The clinic provides free basic healthcare as part of its various services.
For example, in 2016, the clinic has provided:
The Cholera treatment unit has administered first aid to 114 patients, a number due to this year heavy rain season (more than 1500 cholera cases have been treated at the clinic since 2011).
Educational health training is also offered, such as reproductive health, personal hygiene, environmental hygiene, child care and STD∕STI∕HIV education.
Between 1 January and 30 June 2016 the clinic provided care to 376 women in the prenatal clinic, 183 malnourished children and 303 people accessing its family planning service.
The 4×4 vehicle available to the clinic staff , allowed to:
THE MARCHING BAND
In 2014, Régine Chassagne set a personal goal to give the youth of the community the necessary instruments to start their own fully equipped Marching Band. It has now a music teacher (Jean-Germain Duvelsin) and an assistant (Paul Paulnet, who is a teacher in one of the Primary Schools of Baille Tourible) to train 30 young people in playing music. The Marching Band is the pride of the whole community.
The band is a transformative project for young people in the municipality of Baille Tourible. Despite modest means, the results to date are impressive. The band is a source of regional pride its effects are felt at many levels: leadership, pride, life plans, incentive to stay, decreasing the rural exodus and more.
LEADERSHIP PROGRAM TRAINING FOR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
In 2015, the KANPE implemented training activities for better civic engagement targeted toward the youth community in Baille Tourible. The objective of the program is to educate the members of this community about human rights through issues that directly affect them and across various fields such as the environment, agriculture, health and education.
85 young people have participated in the program. They were encouraged to unite to carry out small projects that promote and cultivate civic engagement, making a difference in their community.
During the summer of 2016, KANPE set up a 10-day summer camp for young people of the region.
This camp enabled 50 young people from the communal section of Baille Tourible to leave their remote villages and take advantage of resources to which they had no prior access at home. 20 young people from the village of Thomonde also joined the group.
This ten day retreat offered to young people of both genders and from different religions present in the community of Baille Tourible enabled participants to interact with people of different backgrounds. It allowed them to put common life values such as respect, collaboration, inclusion, equality, solidarity and responsibility into practice.
This camp also gave these young people the chance to acquire expertise in areas such as craftmaking, cooking, farming techniques, first aid, water purification, prevention of infectious diseases, etc. Finally, through mini lectures and discussions, participants were made aware of the larger issues facing their town and country, including deforestation, declining agricultural production, population growth, illiteracy, the exodus of young people, early pregnancy, etc.