Help Families in Haiti Get Back to Work

Mar 13, 2014

Farming Still Essential to Income in Haiti

Lambi fund relies on Haitians themselves to identify the needs and the most effective solutions for their community.

Lambi Fund’s emphasis on democracy, a community’s actual needs and locally-led solutions ensures more successful outcomes.

Lambi Fund partners with peasant-led community organizations in Haiti that support non-violence, gender equity, self-sustainability, and grassroots democracy.

In the ongoing efforts to help families get back to work and continue working, Lambi Fund and its community partners developed 5 community-led enterprises that were launched or strengthened 2012 and nearing completion in 2014

A total of three grain mills were built and are being managed by organizations across Haiti. Aside from employing grain mill operators and managers, these mills are providing rural farmers with a convenient, affordable and high-quality option for milling their grains, rice and millet.

One sugarcane mill is providing organization members with a valuable way to transform their abundant sugarcane crop into syrups. One is for baking and the other, more lucrative syrup is for sale at the local market. Members not only save time, but produce more (and make more money) now that they are not making syrup by hand.

One coffee cooperative is increasing coffee production and improving processing through the modernization of equipment. After planting 100,000 cof­fee and shade trees, growers are growing more coffee than ever before, while improved processing has improved quality and processing capacity..

These community enterprises are one element in the spectrum of rural farmers maintaining their capacity to work, assuring their revenue and supporting the levelof national production to support food security.

Grain Mills: Saint Martin Youth Association for Community Development (AJSDC) • Peasant Movement for the Agricultural Development of Delann (MOPDAD) • Peasants Organization for the Development of Robert (ODRO) • Sugarcane Mill: The Partnership for Change in Ravin Olyann (ACHVRO) • Coffee Production: The Coffee Cooperative of Peasants from Gwomòn (KOKAPEG)



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Lambi Fund of Haiti

Washington, DC, United States

Project Leader

Marie Marthe Saint Cyr

Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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