Project profile — School Feeding and Local Purchases in Haiti


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2018-03-23 - 2023-06-30
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. The activities of the project include: (1) offer daily nutritious meals to 180 000 school-aged children to increase their attendance and their academic achievement; (2) offer economic opportunities for women in rural areas through local purchasing.

Expected results 

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

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of the end of the project (June 2022) include : (1) malnutrition among children (preschool and primary school age) is reduced, especially among girls: 185,440 children (93,334 girls and 92,106 boys) during the 2020-2021 school year received a daily nutritious meal; (2) the school attendance rate reached 75%, and the annual retention rate was 91%, especially among girls; and (3) improved economic opportunities for rural women through the World Food Program's local procurement component, resulting in the purchase of 32% of local food from local agricultural organizations, and 45% of these organizations have at least 30% women members.

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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