In the United States, the majority of children are given ample amount of protein. Using viable protein source at an early age, promotes brain development, skeletal function and muscle mass. This partnership began with a basic goal: to increase protein into a Haitian child’s diet. Their diet generally consists of rice, sugar cane, mango and beans. Together we are making a better tomorrow, today. Christianville’s agriculture enterprises were founded on developing an animal protein sources for human consumption. With cooperating universities we are able to infuse production improvement techniques to increase yields. Christianville is home to a fifteen-hundred poultry laying house, thirty-eight aquaculture raceways that raise 30,000 lbs of fish per year, meat goat herd and ten acre crop production farm.
Through the efforts of North Carolina State University, the herd genetics and over all health have improved. Working with Kiko influenced does crossing with South African Boer goat to increase carcass yield. The goal is to have a product that can be made into a goat chili to offer a good source of protein to the mission school students. This steadfast project has reached the goat of providing a high protein meal in our school feeding program. Goat Chili, is a highly nutritious meal provided in 2 of our satellite schools weekly menu.
The Fish program began it’s work over fifteen years ago under the direction of Fishministries. Its goal then and still remains today, is to produce a viable animal protein source for our children feeding program.
The layer production unit began as a simple and effective protein source for the mission school. This the oldest program at Christianville. Through the layer production program, Christianville has had the opportunity to fill “protein prescriptions” for local medical ministries. At peak production, the unit can produce a thousand eggs per day. Through best management practices, we have extended our layers to an eighteen-month cycle. Investing in layer chicks each eighteen months allows us to provide a steady daily protein resource.