Donate a Pig: Invest in Haiti's Future

 
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Sep 12, 2011

Final Report!

Felisitasyon!  Thanks to you and the wonderful GlobalGiving community, this project has been funded!  In fact, your supreme generosity helped us raise an additional $2,351 dollars for the group in Kasis, Haiti.  With the project reaching full funding, members in Kasis, Haiti can see the pig breeding project through to full completion.  27 breeding pigs were purchased and training on pig selection, pig breeding and care have been completed.

The training session was a very important component of this project.  A 2-day workshop was offered to members that focused on reinforcing the organization’s technical capacity to improve pig breeding practices – focusing on modern methods adapted to their local environment.   The workshop also included discussions on creating permanent sources of forage through cultivation and preservation of nutritional plants, veterinary care, open grazing, the importance of enclosures for the sustainability of the environment, breeding techniques, and strategies for long-term success and growth. 

The pigs have been purchased.  Training is completed, and breeding has begun!  Lambi Fund partners are already seeing healthy litters of piglets being born and incomes are increasing.  As always, Lambi Fund will continue monitoring the project and checking in with organization leaders to ensure the pig breeding project is progressing smoothly.  As more and more pigs are bred, the number of breeding pigs available will increase as well.  All of which improve financial security for organization members in Kasis.  This project is expected to reach complete self-sufficiency within the next year.

Mesi anpil.  By providing pigs, you have helped an entire community rebuild after the earthquake.

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Jun 21, 2011

Breeding, selling and investing in tomorrow

Parents can afford to send their kids to school
Parents can afford to send their kids to school

Members of the pig breeding group in Kasis, Haiti have been working incredibly hard these past three months.  Thanks to training and the purchase of a few starter pigs, group members have been breeding pigs and selling the offspring in markets.  This valuable source of new income is helping the organization breed even more healthy pigs and to invest their profits into a community microcredit fund.  Investing profits in a microcredit fund is incredibly important for project sustainability.  This community “slush fund” will allow the organization to pay for foreseen and unforeseen costs incurred and to make small loans to members.  Many women in the group use these loans to purchase goods for merchant activities and to monetize their crops.

Thanks to your support, these Haitians living in rural Haiti have gone from hoping to breed pigs to making pig breeding a vibrant part of their community.  Help Lambi Fund reach the last phase of our funding goals as we work to monitor the project for sustainability, purchase more pigs and provide additional training.  Creating opportunities for incomes is an essential part of developing communities in Haiti.  Cheers!

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Mar 18, 2011

Breeding towards sustainablity

Baby piglets
Baby piglets

First off, Lambi Fund would like to say mesi anpil!  Thanks to all of your generous donations, this project is incredibly close to being fully funded.

The 55 members of a local grassroots organization in Kasis, Haiti are currently working on moving their pig breeding enterprise towards sustainability.  Lambi Fund has nearly reached our goal of purchasing 27 pigs for the project.  After a series of organizational training, bookkeeping, animal care, and seminars on pig breeding, members are beginning to breed pigs and offspring of healthy piglets are being born!  As the members in Kasis are learning, it takes much more than the birth of piglets for a successful pig breeding enterprise.  They must regularly check up on and care for the animals to ensure they remain healthy and everyone in the organization must work together to manage and run the project.  As we speak, members are learning what works best and agreeing on each individual’s duties and responsibilities.  For instance, an important decision they are making is to determine which piglets each member will receive once they are born.

As the Lambi Fund of Haiti approaches the final stages of this project, we would like to thank you for your continued support.  Please consider helping this project become fully funded, by sharing this with your friends and family.  Lambi Fund’s work is not yet complete as we work with members in Kasis to monitor problems as they arise, continue training, and purchase more pigs for training.

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Dec 20, 2010

Moving forward after the earthquake

Grassroots meeting in rural Haiti
Grassroots meeting in rural Haiti

As we approach the end of the year, Lambi Fund is happy to say that pig breeding in partnership with 55 members in Kasis, Haiti is right on track!  The community organization has received training on organizational management, pig breeding skills, and general animal care.  Members of the organization have worked to build animal pens to prepare for the animals once the pigs have been purchased.

Thanks to your much needed support, Lambi Fund is now entering the final phase of this project.  Local pigs will be purchased and group members will begin their pig breeding enterprise.  This is the truly exciting part of the project, where all of the community’s hard work, preparation and training can be used to achieve a positive outcome!  Help Lambi Fund reach its goal of purchasing 27 pigs and help Haitian peasants in Kasis begin an economic enterprise that will increase household incomes and improve livelihoods. 

This holiday season, the gift of a pig truly is priceless.  The sale of piglets in the local market is an opportunity for a better future.

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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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Thanks to 269 donors like you, a total of $19,832 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Lambi Fund of Haiti

Washington, DC, United States
http://www.lambifund.org

Project Leader

Sarah Leavitt

Port au Prince, Haiti

Where is this project located?

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