Lambi Fund of Haiti

The Lambi Fund's mission is to assist the popular democratic movement in Haiti. The Lambi Fund provides financial resources, training and technical assistance to peasant-led community organizations that promote the social and economic empowerment of the Haitian people.
Aug 25, 2010

Moving from Relief to Rebuilding

Local grassroots org distributing funds to members
Local grassroots org distributing funds to members

It’s been seven months since January’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. Thanks to the outpouring of support from donors like you, Lambi Fund has provided emergency cash disbursements to 43 grassroots organizations throughout Haiti.

Rural parts of Haiti received over ½ a million internally displaced persons (IDPs) following the earthquake. These local organizations have used the emergency grants to purchase clothes, food, medical supplies and other life essentials for earthquake survivors.

Ostazia Ogusten and her husband have 10 children and live in Mahotiere in North West, Haiti. She states that, “After the quake our household doubled. It was extremely problematic. We didn’t have the means to care for them. It’s thanks to Lambi Fund that we got the relief we so desperately needed. We could supply food, water, and medical supplies to earthquake survivors.”

Providing emergency relief to earthquake survivors was just the beginning. These individuals need to develop forms of sustainable incomes and integrate into their new communities. Your continued support will help survivors launch small business enterprises and plant crops for their families- providing hope for today and tomorrow.

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Aug 25, 2010

Earthquake Relief for Displaced Persons Continues

Local grassroots org distributing funds to members
Local grassroots org distributing funds to members

It’s been seven months since January’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. Thanks to the outpouring of support from donors like you, Lambi Fund has provided emergency cash disbursements to large grassroots organizations in Northern Haiti. This region received over 45,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs). These organizations used the funds to purchase clothes, food, medical supplies and other life essentials for earthquake survivors.

Ostazia Ogusten and her husband have 10 children and live in Mahotiere in the NW. She states that, “After the quake our household doubled. It was extremely problematic. We didn’t have the means to care for them. It’s thanks to Lambi Fund that we got the relief we so desperately needed. We could supply food, water, and medical supplies to earthquake survivors.”

Providing emergency relief to earthquake survivors was just the beginning. These individuals need to develop forms of sustainable incomes and integrate into their new communities. Your continued support will help survivors launch small business enterprises and plant crops for their families- providing hope for today and tomorrow.

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Aug 25, 2010

The Ox-Plow Service is Up and Running!

Organizational training workshop
Organizational training workshop

Working towards food security is more important than ever following January’s earthquake in Haiti. Thanks to humble donations like yours, members of OPBK have purchased 4 oxen and plows and are in the middle phases of launching a community ox-plow service.

Prior to owning the oxen, OPBK members had to rely on private ox-plow services that were unreliable and costly. Many times, crops would be planted late as they waited for an ox-plow to become available.

To date, 29 members have completed Lambi Fund workshops covering organizational management, credit fund management, operating an ox-plow service, financial management and evaluation. Armed with these important skills, the organization launched their ox-plow service and has plowed 33.14 hectares of land. This means that many members in the community have benefited from this affordable ox-plow service. More land is tilled and crop production is increased.

Please consider continuing support for this project as members of OPKB state that demand for the ox-plow service exceeds current capacity. With continued funds, they hope to purchase more oxen and train more members on how to operate an ox-plow service. As OPKB’s ox-plow service strengthens, the entire community benefits from more plentiful crops and greater food security.

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