With sustainable employment, readily available goods, and resources and profits that stay in country, Haitian people can move beyond survival and toward economic independence.
TouTou is one of the three people who run the St. Luke Agricultural Programs. Every day, he works to collect 120 eggs, feed 12,000 fish and care for the 400 chickens, 50 rabbits, 20 ducks and 2 turkeys. The farm feeds children across our programs and provides a revenue source to support our work.
loaves of bread baked each year
tilapia harvested each month
of solar panels installed to cut energy costs & create jobs
The St. Luke team has developed organic, sustainable solutions that strengthen neighborhood ecosystems and create jobs while also offsetting expenses for organization-wide programs.
- Francisville Production and Training Center produces goods that include bread, pasta, peanut butter, and cement block while also housing a sewing shop, automotive shop, restaurant, and a hotel and hospitality center. More than 70 jobs are based at the center.
- The St. Luke Agricultural Programs include two tilapia farms, laying hens and other animals, as well as moringa, coffee, bananas, basil, tomatoes, mangoes and more.
- Fos La Kay, which means “The Strength of Home” in Haitian Kreyòl, serves the infrastructure and community development needs of Cite Soleil and is run in partnership with neighborhood organizations.
- Small Business Development shares opportunities with hard working citizens who wish to start businesses selling bread and pasta available at wholesale prices from the Francisville Production and Center.