St. Kitts-Nevis 4-H Club – Rabbit Production
Since its humble beginnings more than 100 years ago, 4-H has grown to become the world’s largest youth development organization. The 4-H idea is simple: help young people and their families gain the skills they need to be proactive forces in their communities’ and develop ideas for a more innovative economy.
This project was approved by the ACF in April 2012, and its intention is to help the development of youth in the island’s rural areas, encouraging them to be responsible with hands-on learning activities.
Some benefits of the project will be increase in income, increase in nutrition as well as access to basic services such as healthcare, education, shelter and clothing.
This is a 3-stage project consisting of (1) the purchase and construction of cages and handling facilities; (2) the importation of breeding rabbits and young rabbits; and (3) the purchase of food, medication and drinking bottles.
It is estimated that approximately 215 members of which 98 girls and 88 boys, age ranges from 8-18 years old, from six communities will benefit from this project.