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CARE Haiti's Multi-Sectoral Project Aims to Improve Food Security and Nutrition in Grand'Anse

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

For the ASARANGA project, Talking Book content includes multiple topics.

Amplio Talking Books Launch in Latin America with CARE Haiti's ASARANGA Project

In December, CARE Haiti deployed its Talking Books for the Appui à la Sécurité Alimentaire au Renforcement et à l’Amélioration Nutritionnelle (ASARANGA) project in Grand'Anse. With the ASARANGA project, CARE Haiti aims to improve food security and nutrition. To achieve that, they are working to address many cross-cutting issues.

"Throughout 2021, CARE Haiti faced many challenges to finalize their audio content and get Talking Books into the field, including political turmoil and natural disasters. Haiti is a new region and context for Talking Books, so we're excited to see the project coming together," said Lindsay Dakan, Global Partnerships Program Manager, Amplio.

Poverty, Climate Change, and Gender Inequality

Grand'Anse is one of the poorest regions of Haiti: 79.6% of the inhabitants live below the poverty line. Food prices are the highest in the country and people struggle every day to secure their livelihoods. The region is also impacted by hurricanes and climate change. Grand'Anse is exposed to the risks of drought, flooding, landslides, and earthquakes. Women are the most vulnerable to food and ecological crises.

Watch a video to learn about CARE Haiti's Talking Book content.

CARE Haiti's Talking Book Content and Program Design

For the ASARANGA project, CARE Haiti is deploying Talking Books through a group listening model. The team distributed 50 Talking Book devices to lead farmers. With training and support from CARE staff and agriculture extension agents, lead farmers are sharing Talking Books with their agriculture collectives, mothers' groups, and Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) to facilitate learning and group discussion.

CARE Haiti has loaded its Talking Books with content recorded in Haitian Creole. The messages are organized into playlists across many sectors, including agriculture, animal husbandry, nutrition, health, COVID-19, gender, financial literacy, and more. Watch the video above to see a sample of CARE Haiti's Talking Book messages.

To learn how you can integrate Amplio Talking Books into a project, contact us.


CARE Haiti's ASARANGA project is funded by the European Union. Amplio's partnership with CARE Haiti is supported by the Paul and Cathy Cotton Family and Erin and Jamie Chapple.


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