The agricultural project in Jabouin continues to move forward. Over 10 acres of land planted in corn and beans are progressing as expected despite the heavy rainfalls that the commune of Port-a-Piment has endured in the last few weeks.
Harvest is expected to start by the end of next month. As a result, the markets in the town of Port-a-Piment and surrounding areas will have food to trade and food for families to consume.The residents of the village of Jabouin are all excited and hopeful of better days. KPP will continue to monitor and advise the peasants to ensure sustainability in managing the fruit of their efforts.
We are pleased to extend our gratitude to all of those who responded to our appeal. Your contributions are making a huge difference in the lives of many in the commune of Port-a-Piment. We will continue to provide updates as we move forward. Please contribute as generously as you can.
Port-a-Piment continues to struggle to regain its momentum after the devastating hurricane of October 4th 2016. The schools of the commune of Port-a-Piment are functioning under extreme stress to perform. The deprivation of basic materials and schools supplies is astonishing. It’s hard to imagine doing schoolwork without ordinary supplies like paper and pencils, blackboards, chairs,student desks etc…Yet many students in remote and economically depressed villages of the commune struggle against such odds. As the director of the Ecole Nationale de Potus told us:” Mr. Jean the kids are coming to school empty handed, they have nothing to write, teachers have no blackboards..“.
To help these schools cope with their hardships, blackboards, student desks, chairs, desks were ordered and notebooks, pens and pencils for each student were purchased and delivered last month to the following schools by representatives of KPP
Schools # Students
Ecole Nationale de Dolian 159
Ecole Nationale de Guillaume 212
Ecole Nationale de Potus, 170
Ecole Nationale de Cavalier 150
In addition to these schools, the 631 students of the Ecole Fondamentale d’Application de Port-a-Piment (EFA) received notebooks, pens and pencils. The distribution was coordinated by the KPP representative Mrs. Paule Edeline Orcel, assisted by KPP members Joceline Julien and Emiel Jacob with the full cooperation of the schools directors.
Thanks to all who have responded to our appeal.We appreciate your generosity as we strive to help Port-a-Piment regain a better life. Your donations made a difference. No amount is too small and every dollar helps to support our programs.