Project profile — School Feeding and Local Purchases in Haiti


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2018-03-23 - 2024-01-01
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Haiti (100.00%)


• Primary education:
Primary education (11220) (18.00%)
School feeding (11250) (76.00%)
• Basic Health: Basic nutrition (12240) (6.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (principal objective)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (significant objective)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims to reduce hunger and malnutrition towards children and to increase the enrolment rate, especially girl, in Haiti. It also aims to stimulate the local economy in a sustainable way by purchasing local food from women producers and entrepreneurs, allowing them to seize more opportunities to contribute to their own economic success and their communities. Project activities include: (1) offering daily nutritious meals to 180 000 school-aged children to increase their attendance and their academic achievement; and (2) offering economic opportunities for women in rural areas through local purchasing.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes of this project include: (1) reduced chronic hunger for school-aged children; (2) increased primary school attendance and academic achievement rates (particularly for girls); (3) stimulated economic growth of communities, especially of women.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of September 2022 include the follow: (1) 980,122 students (482,381 girls and 497,741 boys) received a nutritious meal every day, for an annual average of 196,024 students, surpassing the target of 160,000 per school year; (2) the annual retention rate of 96%, notably among girls, exceeded the target of 92%; and (3) a total of 4,230 metric tonnes (MT) of food was distributed to Canadian-funded schools. It should be noted that 57% of the total basket, made up of fresh and dry products, or 2,430 metric tonnes, was sourced from local agricultural organizations, and 45% of these organizations have at least 30% female membership.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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