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Haiti: Peasants for the Planet

 
$495
$13,586
Raised
Remaining

Summary

150 peasants want to reverse the badly eroded land on their mountain. They will save lives by planting trees to stop mudslides and by training other peasants about reforestation to preserve the land

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The mountain in Pochét is severely eroded due to over-planting of peanuts and deforestation, causing landslides so devastating that part of the mountain has slid into a ravine. This is a disaster on an ecological level. In order to save lives, their village and the mountain, drastic steps must be taken to protect the land. Members of the Pochét peasant group asked Lambi to help them reforest the area and train others on how to avoid future degradation.

How will this project solve this problem?

Lambi will provide funds for 6 tree nurseries to raise 100,000 seedlings. With your help we will provide seeds, tools and training so that they can plant trees and train their community about ways to repair the degradation of the environment.

Potential Long Term Impact

Lives will be saved by preventing future landslides. The mountain will be refurbished and become a flourishing ecosystem and a stable home to the residents of Pochét.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $495

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 $495 .  The original project funding goal was $14,081.

Additional Documentation

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

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Funded

Thanks to 8 donors like you, a total of $495 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
Port au Prince, Haiti

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