BRCC Enactus Launches Haitian Entrepreneur Hurricane Relief Fund
More than 500 chickens destined for the new Enactus Poultry and Egg Farm in Fond Parisien, Haiti, were killed by the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. In addition to a rising death toll of human lives, the storm has generated massive flooding, damage to property, crops, and death to livestock. To ensure the success of the Poultry and Egg Farm and to replace losses, BRCC Enactus is attempting to raise the $5,000 needed to replace the farm’s flock of chickens.
BRCC Enactus established the commercial and poultry farm during the summer of 2016. One thousand chickens were purchased for the farm, in hopes of creating economic opportunity for those living in Fond Parisien. Four jobs were created for individuals hired to run the farm, and ten jobs provided to local women who would be exclusive vendors selling eggs for the farm. The proceeds from egg sales support a school that educates 700 children, all of whom attend the school free of cost.
The loss of the 500 chickens critically affects the sustainability of the new farm. Individuals who would like to contribute to the fundraising effort can make donations to the BRCC Educational Foundation (P.O. Box 80, Weyers Cave, VA 24486) with the designation Enactus Haitian Entrepreneur Hurricane Relief Fund.
BRCC Enactus is a student organization that has been working in Haiti creating economic opportunity since 2007.