Help Haitians Grow Food Themselves

 
$3,883 $20,886
Raised Remaining

Summary

Haiti is leading the world in protest of rising imported food prices. Ox plowing is a way that Haitian farmers can cultivate more land and grow more food themselves to feed their families.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

A farmers group in Taivant (ROJETAT) has not had the tools to cultivate the land and grow more food. Ox plows are the appropriate technology in this hilly area for plowing fields. An ox plowing service will enable them to cultivate more land for crops, feed their families and provide an opportunity for ROJETAT to make an income by renting the ox plow to non-members. It removes the dependency on food imports and puts control of food production in the hands of the local communities.

How will this project solve this problem?

With your help, Lambi Fund will buy the 36 members 3 plows, 6 oxen, tools, veterinary care, and training. ROJETAT members will provide the land to for the oxen to graze. Haitians will have food that they grow themselves.

Potential Long Term Impact

With the extra income provided by the sale of vegetables at market, an entire community organization will be self-sufficient. The food will feed families and the profits from the sales will improve their livelihood for years to come.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $3,883

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $3,883 .  The original project funding goal was $24,769.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

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Funded

Thanks to 54 donors like you, a total of $3,883 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

Marie Marthe Saint Cyr

Executive Director
Washington, DC Haiti

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