Manor Farm has announced that 12 of its volunteers will travel on 07 September to Haiti, on behalf of its charity partner Haven.
They will be joined by 10 other volunteers to help local families build sustainable livelihoods will help build chicken coops for Haitian families, the chicken processor said.
Manor Farm have partnered with Haven since 2015 and this is the second year where volunteer teams have travelled to Haiti to help local families build sustainable livelihoods
“Since last year, the shift in the local economy in Haiti has further influenced the food shortage issue,” said Ado Carton, CEO of Manor Farm.
“The Haitian dollar has quickly lost value and an average salary for a Haitian person is just $4.50 per day, which very few people earn.”
To date Manor farm has raised over €300,000 for Haven charity and following this trip, the company has forecasted that will bring the number of chicken coops it has helped to build to 40.
“We at Manor Farm hope we can make a difference by supporting Haitian families in education and sustainability by building additional chicken coops and supporting local infrastructure.” Carton added.
Alan Quinlan, Former Professional Rugby Player for Ireland, and newly appointed Haven Ambassador said that he won't be able to join the team on their charity mission this time as he is "restricted this year" with his "commitments to the Rugby World Cup."
"I will, however, keep in touch with the team online and share in their experience when they return," he promised.
"As a new Haven ambassador, I am looking forward to travelling to Haiti next year with Haven and Manor Farm and aspire to help make a difference to one of the most vulnerable countries in the world," he added.
Throughout September, Manor Farm launched their Bringing Hope to Haiti on-pack promotion in retail trade and independent butchers, where a 10c per pack donation will be made to their charity partner Haven.
The on-pack promotion will be featured on Manor Farm fresh chicken products.
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