Pangborn Hall Lenten Mission Awareness Project

Friends of Freedom Foundation (FONZAL) Goat Farm Program in Fort Liberte, Haiti

Our mission is the Lord’s and so is the strength for it. We turn to Him in prayer
that He will clasp us more firmly to Himself and use our hands and wits to do the work
that only He can do. Then
our work itself becomes a prayer: a service that speaks
to the Lord who works through us.

Holy Cross Constitutions 2:20

This Lenten season, join the University of Notre Dame’s Pangborn Hall and the Holy Cross Mission Center in supporting the empowerment and advancement of women in Fort Liberte, Haiti through a new project that will provide women with resources to learn how to operate their own goat farm!

The Goat Farm Project in Haiti has the potential to give women mobility in a sometimes very gender divided and stagnant global environment. Research from the United Nations shows that over 60% of the global population living in chronic hunger includes women and young girls. It is also indicated that the health, education, and nutrition of countries rises when income is put in the hands of women (United Nations, Rural Women and the Millennium Development Goals). Through projects like the Goat Farm Program, women are given the tools to provide their families with food, education, healthcare, and access to economic participation.

Over the course of 2020 – 2021 HCMC will be raising funds to provide local women with land, training and their own goats which in turn will give them the opportunity to participate in the local economy, be self-sufficient, and provide for their families! This project will be possible through the Mary Jane DeLaney Fund and generous donors who are committed to the progress of Women and Children who live on our global margins.

Ways to Give

Make checks or money orders payable to “Holy Cross Mission Center” and write “Haitian Women Empowerment Project” in the memo line. Checks/money orders may be mailed to:

Haitian Women Empowerment Project
Holy Cross Mission Center
P.O. Box 543
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Or

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