The Lambi Fund of Haiti is improving crop productivity in Boula. When I went to Boula, I saw many farmers working with their hoes turning the soil to prepare it for the planting season, coinciding with the rainy season. It seemed like an endless journey to get their acreage tilled. By the end of the day, the dent in the field was barely visible.
Boula sits in the third communal section of Tobek, in the heart of Southern Haiti. 26 men and 24 women had the vision to organize the Organization of the Peasants Of Boula (OPB) in 1975. Today, they are 230 members strong (94 men and 104 women) taking charge to educate, support, and expand the growth of the community. They identified their biggest problem as lack of access to ox-plows for the laborers of the land and this resulted in the low harvest thus diminishing the levelof revenue for the farming community.
The Lambi fund will work in partnership with the peasants of Boula to develop the ox-plow service that will serve all farmers in the region. We will provide 4 pairs of oxen and 3 plows. The project will also finance 50 farmers' loans to buy services to expand their cultivated surface to plant for the next harvest. The organization will also plant 20,000 trees for the replenishment of the environment as part of Lambi's required reforestion aspect.
In addition OPB will benefit from management training, nursery skills transfer and awareness of the environment.
Project cost : $33,680.00
Lambi Fund works with a bottom up approach in partenrship with rural farmers in Haiti to assure continued crop productivity, thus supporting food security and reducing poverty in rural Haiti.
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