Nov 30, 2020

Limye Lavi report June - October 2020

 Limyè Lavi continue to built communities citerns in the rurals communities to help people to find water to use at their house, give to drink at theirs animals and irrigate their community gardens. A 2100 gallon cistern is built in the Platon community. Another 19000 gallon is about to be completed. The people of Tizon are already preparing a market garden nursery to start the community garden.

Limyè Lavi has just start a pig farming project with Church World Service support. Around fifty families are already receiving pigs from the project.


We need more support to help vunerable famillies.




Jul 24, 2017

when our collaborators and friends visiting our Community Model Project

A time for learning, a time to practice his learning, a time to share his work with others. After the training on handicrafts organized by the Foundation Limye Lavi for young people with the leaders of the "KomAnTim" committee on 26 and 28 January 2017, the Foundation encouraged young people to maintain school activities and also to apply the technical knowledge acquired During training activities.
From January to June, young people, despite the emphasis on school activities, continue to develop craft activities. All young people produce suitcases during the last training. They continue to work on the realization of the following materials: bracelets, sandals, belts ...
Many people in the community are starting to appreciate and value the work of young people. For example, many people
 Buy the craft materials that young people produce.
At the end of June, from 25 to 28 June, the Limye Lavi Foundation, as part of its exchange program, was visited by a group of young foreigners in one of the communities with which the Foundation works. This was an opportunity for this group to seize the opportunity to appreciate the work of young people.
Realized in collaboration with the organization in the United States "Faith and Money Network", these visitors came from several places in the United States: Washington, Vermont, ...... .. to learn and also to support the activities of the Foundation. The group consisted of 12 people. It was a good opportunity for them to discover the country, to learn about community life and to familiarize themselves with the work of the Foundation and the community members involved in protecting the rights of children and women's rights.
The group arrived in the country on Friday 23 June in Port-au-Prince, which is the capital of the country. On Sunday 25 June, the group entered Jacmel, where the foundation is based.
The group visited the city and met with representatives of the Foundation for initial knowledge and exchange on the Foundation's mission, objectives, and accomplishments.
On Monday morning (June 26th), the group went to the community of Ma to spend a few days with families.
The community of Ma is located in the commune of Bainet in the department of the South-East. Bainet is at a distance of about 2 hours by car to the town of Jacmel.
From Bainet to Ma (where cars can reach), the distance is about 1 hour, followed by 20 minutes on foot. The road was difficult and most of the members decided to walk.
After a few moments' pause for a long and tiring journey, members of the delegation arrived in Ma, where the population was very mobilized to wait for them.
The delegation was part of the different peasant families to live and enjoy the local culture and learn from community life.
 Families welcomed visitors with great joy. After a well-deserved rest, the visitors, each in their repeating families, visited the community, went swimming in the river, accompanied the peasant families to feed the animals.
The next day in the morning, a major meeting was held with community explain to the visitors what they are doing to defend and protect children's rights and improve the economic situation of families and women.
On Wednesday evening, the young people of the community came in large numbers for an important cultural event. As activities, there was a recital of music, Songs. They were applauded warmly. Visitors, members of the community had put their talents to create a beautiful atmosphere.
The visitors had a real immersion experience which facilitated a beautiful immersion.
 Members of the family and the community accompanied the visitors on Thursday, June 29, to regain the road to Jacmel with a manifest regret.
Thursday evening, it was time for representatives of the Limye Lavi Foundation to meet the group's visitors. An exchange of the experience with the MA community and the follow-up of the visit was on the agenda with the visitors.
Most of them are planning to return to Haiti to continue learning about the reality of our communities and the work of the Foundation.
This visit allowed the Foundation to further appreciate its work with young people and enabled the Ma community to build bridges to facilitate exchanges and opportunities. The Foundation will continue to support young people in the communities by helping them to develop their talents and strengthen their technical skills.
Mar 23, 2017

Artisan Training: Sowing and Reaping

Artisans Training: Sowing and Reaping

Last June-July 2016, FLL started artisanal activities with youths in two communities in the Southeast Department. Those activities have started giving results.
On a total of twenty youngs people trained, 19 continued with the practice. The young people created belts, sandals, phone cases, bracelets, etc. They gave some of those items to friends, family members, and sell them in order to earn money.
In the community of Ma, two youths, Junior(not the real name), Jean (not the real name), have been particularly successful in making bracelets, and selling them for 25 to 50 HTG each.
Junior (not the real name) used part of the money earned to pay part of his school tuition. He wants to keep selling, make more money, and continue paying school. He is a former student of our accelerated education program and is completing the second basic cycle. He hopes to also learn how to make solar panels, based on the community need for electricity. He believes he can make more money and serve his community at the same time.
While in Ma the young people have put the emphasis on economic development, their counterparts in the community of Gou have focused on training, sharing their skills with other youths who haven't the opportunity to participate at the trainings. Three of them participated in in FLL’s second training round that took place last 26 to 28 January 2017.
Overall, there were 18 participants in that training, with ( 8)eight from Ma, (2) two women from KomAnTim (creole word meaning Child Protection Committee) leaders have been participated at the training. In total 20 people (11 teenage girls, and 9 teenage boys) . The objective was to increase the skills of participants, enabling them to produce sandals and handbags.
Over the three days, each person created at least two pair of sandals: one for them, and the other one for FLL. A sole maker was hired to finish the shoes. The plan is to purchase the sole machine, allowing the young people to complete the sandals making process themselves.
For the shoes collected, FLL will organize a fair, as an opportunity for the public to purchase them. Those funds will go back to the artisans.
Unfortunately, the 3-day workshop did not allow enough time to complete the creation of handbags, but the KomAnTim leaders were given the necessary materials, and will oversee these activities. They will report to FLL on the progress.
FLL is also facilitating collaboration between the young artisans and more experienced people, as another way to increase their skills. For example, FLL organized a meeting with AVS, an association of artisans from Solino (Port au Prince) last December 28, as part of an exchange program between AVS and the community of GOU.
Like FLL, AVS also enjoys support from IAF.
The young people would very much to do a return visit to AVS, to maintain the relationship and continue the learning opportunities.

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