Frequently Asked Questions

Answers To Common Questions
How will donations get used ?

Elementary Class in Canaan3 School

Donations made in 2019 will be used to build and establish the 1000 hen source flock in Canaan and if funds permit, place systems at new schools.

 

The 5 Beta Systems in place are consistently producing 80 eggs per day, 2400 per month and over 28,000 eggs per year. About 50% of these eggs are being fed directly to students at the school and the others being sold to local vendors to raise money for paying teaching staff and they’re also making local jobs.

 

 Incubation / Solar Power systems capable of hatching  4500 chicks per year are in place and functioning.

 

What is TNEP? How is Urban Coop Company involved?
The Native Egg Project (TNEP) is a non-profit food equality organization that will be providing small-flock egg farms to under-served people groups (initially Haitians) whereby they can feed themselves highly nutritious eggs.  

TNEP was formed by the family that founded Urban Coop Company.  Urban Coop Company (UCCO) has a no profit supply agreement with TNEP and provides system design, expert support and executive leadership to TNEP at no cost. UCCO also has provided start-up cash funding for TNEP and plans to set aside meaningful portions of its sales to further TNEP’s mission. 

But make no mistake… as generous as the team at UCCO has been with their time and knowledge, UCCO is a very small company and can donate 10’s of thousands of dollars per year when it will take Millions of dollars to achieve TNEP’s goals.  We need your help.

What is the plan for the future?
Beyond 2018, every lot of 250 systems that can be rolled out will turn into another million eggs per year, contributing no less than 900 Million Calories of premium nutrient packed food into these under-served groups… from garbage, with no continued distribution and by the work of their own hands. We will continue in Canaan, Haiti at schools until there are no more schools to serve.
What is a Sustain Poultry™ system and what is it comprised of?
Each Sustain Poultry™ small flock system is comprised of:

  1. Four patent pending garbage composting bins called Grub Cones™ that convert garbage into chicken feed… Black Soldier Fly Grubs
  2. Specially bred Leghorn layer hens and roosters
  3. A purpose built coop with built-in watering systems
  4. Incubation & Brooding systems

The self-sustained self-regenerating small flock egg farm is provided directly to an end user and operates in about a 4-by-4 meter space. Each system is capable of producing about 44,000 eggs (about a dozen per day) over its 10-year service life and takes a person about an hour per day to maintain. Some meat is provided for but is not considered a primary goal of the system as the chickens themselves are very small bodied as specifically bred as layers.

Why Eggs?
Eggs, over meat, have been chosen because of their proven role as a food source which can uniquely provide the nutrient and protein elements that allow individuals to reach their full mental and physical potential. No other renewable food source is more powerful, more portable or more proven than eggs.
How does the math of a Sustain Poultry™ small flock system add up?
Sustain Chicken Coop™ Model 20, Brooder Kit & Waterers $3,593
4x Grub Cones & Stands $1,596
Solar Incubation $499
Transport Allowance 1 $1,000
Initial Supply of Dehydrated BSFL 1 $250
Commercial Strain Leghorn Chickens 2 (17 hens 3 Roosters) $300
Subsidy3 <$3,276>
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Projected Package Cost Landed PAP Haiti4 $3,962

 

1 Allowance.  Actual costs are on a per trip basis.
2 Assumes chickens are already in country of mission.
3 Estimated value. Subsidies are dependent on available funds.
4 2019 Prices.

If you’re interested in a mission trip, we will work with you directly to develop a package that could include us helping you with the costs through our scholarship program.

What is K12-Canaan ?
K12 Canaan www.k12canaan.org is a parent 501(c) (3) that consolidates member groups who want to do work benefitting schools in Canaan Haiti.  By consolidating the accounting, purchasing, leadership and on-the-ground resources, each group gains economies of scale that individual smaller groups cannot garner on thier own.