Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe Initiates Ede Pep Program in La Plaine du Nord

To meet the overwhelming need of the hunger that exists in much of Haiti, the government of Haiti (GOH) initiated a new government program, Ede Pep (Help People). Haiti Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, traveled to La Plaine du Nord to hand out 2,500 baskets of food to residents.


Lamothe spoke at length about the goals of Ede Pep, which will benefit 50,000 people monthly. Its plan is to purchase from local farmers, which will help them improve their living conditions. The food bank will give out these food donations where the need is greatest.

Lamothe acknowledged the many problems the residents of La Plaine du Nord experience, and by extension "in all departments in all cities of the country." In particular, he addressed the damaged road conditions and theft of livestock that have plagued the city since the 2010 earthquake.

Lamothe said the GOH pledges to take steps at once to repair the roads and deploy the Haiti police to closely monitor their livestock. Lamothe also promised the GOH would resolve ". . . electricity problems in the area . . ." by providing Plaine du Nord with solar streetlights.

Lamothe also spoke about another program for La Plaine du Nord citizens, Ti-Mamman Cheri, a program that will benefit or help 2,500 mothers. The Ede Pep program plans to increase its aid to 300,000 recipients monthly in six months, and one million beyond the first year of implementation.

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