Donate an Ox: Help Improve Crop Productivity

Aug 25, 2010

The Ox-Plow Service is Up and Running!

Organizational training workshop
Organizational training workshop

Working towards food security is more important than ever following January’s earthquake in Haiti. Thanks to humble donations like yours, members of OPBK have purchased 4 oxen and plows and are in the middle phases of launching a community ox-plow service.

Prior to owning the oxen, OPBK members had to rely on private ox-plow services that were unreliable and costly. Many times, crops would be planted late as they waited for an ox-plow to become available.

To date, 29 members have completed Lambi Fund workshops covering organizational management, credit fund management, operating an ox-plow service, financial management and evaluation. Armed with these important skills, the organization launched their ox-plow service and has plowed 33.14 hectares of land. This means that many members in the community have benefited from this affordable ox-plow service. More land is tilled and crop production is increased.

Please consider continuing support for this project as members of OPKB state that demand for the ox-plow service exceeds current capacity. With continued funds, they hope to purchase more oxen and train more members on how to operate an ox-plow service. As OPKB’s ox-plow service strengthens, the entire community benefits from more plentiful crops and greater food security.



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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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