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 18, 2010

Pigs are helping rebuild Haiti

Proud Haitian pig owner
Proud Haitian pig owner

It’s been 7 months since January’s devastating earthquake in Haiti. Thanks to your continued support, members of Lambi Fund’s pig breeding project have slowly worked to regain their footing. The pigs are healthy and producing offspring!

This is a shimmer of hope in difficult times. Haitian peasants have been able to use these pigs to earn sustainable incomes as they sell them in local markets and as a source of valuable protein for their families. As the pig breeding project strengthens, more and more members in the community are benefiting from the ownership of a pig. Earthquake survivors who left Port-au-Prince to live in rural provinces with friends and family see owning a pig as an opportunity to provide for their families today and to plan for tomorrow.

As this local organization looks to expand its Pig Breeding enterprise, please consider donating a pig today as this community works to achieve sustainable incomes for longtime residents and new arrivals. For many in Haiti, rebuilding starts with a pig.

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Jul 19, 2010

Working to provide food security in Haiti

Members at an emergency meeting post-quake
Members at an emergency meeting post-quake

Like everyone living in Haiti, the farmers of ROJETAT have been unduly affected by the January's earthquake. An influx of earthquake survivors from Port-au-Prince streamed into their community in the days that followed. Virtually overnight, the farmers of ROJETAT had twice as many people to feed and care for as survivors sought refuge with friends and family.

The Lambi Fund of Haiti provided ROJETAT with emergency earthquake grants to help organization members provide relief for earthquake survivors. These grants helped Haitians purchase life essentials like food, water, clothing, medical supplies and shelter.

In addition, Lambi Fund provided farmers with emergency agriculture grants to increase crop production. Farmers of ROJETAT were able to purchase more seeds and tools at the start of Haiti's planting season. These improved inputs along with continued training on organic and sustainable farming methods will allow members of ROJETAT to significantly increase their crop yields.

Continue to support the farmers of ROJETAT as they work provide affordable, local food and to increase food security in Haiti.

Rural tent village
Rural tent village

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Jul 12, 2010

Small loans making a difference for women in Haiti

Distributing emergency grants post-quake
Distributing emergency grants post-quake

It’s been six months since January’s devastating earthquake hit Haiti. To say it’s been difficult for Haitians to get back on their feet is an understatement, yet thanks to your generosity many small merchants have been able to continue working.

Following the earthquake, small merchants like Georges Ycelda struggled to continue selling goods in the market. Money was gone, inventory was gone and the need immense. As Georges explains, a small microcredit loan provided by Lambi Fund allowed her the finances needed to increase her inventory and to generate significant profits. Now, Georges can meet the wants and needs of her family. As she explains, “this project has made me feel that I am a strong woman who is making important contributions to my family and my community.”

Provide more women like Georges with the opportunity to establish small-business enterprises and provide for their families- continue your support today.

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