Marissa Gebhard | July 25, 2014
The Notre Dame Haiti Program at the University of Notre Dame has received a large, anonymous grant that will support the growth of its salt program, which produces clean, co-fortified salt, intended to eliminate lymphatic filariasis and combat iodine deficiency disorder. The $375,000 grant will be matched by other donations and, in conjunction with several other resources, will fund the largest growth in the history of the salt program.
Jim Reimer, project director of the salt program Bon Sel Dayiti, said, “These funds will enable the second phase of our long-term expansion plans to provide ‘clean salt that brings healing’ to the people of Haiti. This phase, in particular, will double our processing and fortification capacity, add a raw salt brine-washing system and consolidate most operations — storage, processing and packaging — at one site. We are excited about this new milestone in the salt program and are deeply appreciative for those who have made this possible.”