Tucker First United Methodist Church | 5095 LaVista Road, Tucker GA 30084 | 770-938-3030
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Global Health Action (GHA) Haitian Goat Project
Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Malnutrition is a major cause of illness. The average per capita income is less than $1 a day. The Goat Project provides Haitians with valuable skills, as well as a source of food and income. Families receive a pregnant goat, goat breeding training and vet services.
See the email below for how the recent hurricanes have impacted Haiti
$ 180 - provides a pregnant goat, training, follow-up and veterinary care to a Haitian family.
$ 30 - gives a share of a goat
How to Support GHA through the United Methodist Church
Log on to their website at: http://gbgm-umc.org
Send checks through Advance Special Channels starting with Conference Treasurer. GHA Advance number for all GHA programs - #06504A
GHA Advance number for Programs in Haiti - #418705
From an email sent by GHA to Sally Lambert Sept. 5:
Dear Friends of Global Health Action,
In the wake of the devastating hurricanes in Haiti, we have fielded a number of inquiries about GHA's programs in that country. People want to know what's going on and what they can do to help.
Reports and details from our staff and partners are still coming in, and Haiti remains threatened by still more storms, but this is what we know in the big picture:
The good news is that all of our program staff appear to be safe. The bad news is that like so many Haitians, these individuals, their families, and their communities are dealing with floods, mud slides, damaged buildings, destroyed crops, dead livestock, the threat of disease, and much more. Program-wise, our local training center in Vialet-Petit Goave was flattened, at least 14 of our goats are dead, and everywhere supplies and materials have been destroyed and lost. Digging out and rebuilding will not be easy.
But, after more than 25 years of working in Haiti, we can attest to the indomitable strength and spirit of the Haitian people. They will overcome their troubles and move forward with their lives. And, Global Health Action will be there to support and help them.
For some eyewitness reports from GHA's on-the-ground staff and to see how you can help, please visit our website at www.globalhealthaction.org, or go to GHA's new Facebook page.