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Feb 18, 2020

Background on Coffee Growing Group

We are working with a group that is growing coffee and other vegetables. Here is some background about that group. More details to come as they progress on the work.

OFAP (Women's Organization for Action), which was born on March 12, 2000  in the community of Pliche. Today it has 108 Women members.

The organization sets itself the following objectives:

. Work collaboratively to improve the economic conditions of the members;

. Helping Women Know the Rights and Duties of Society;

. Combat all forms of violence against women in society.

Organization Framework and Functioning: OFAP has a simple framework: a 9-member Steering Committee (Chairman, Vice President, Secretary, Vice Secretary, Treasurer, 2 Delegates, 2 Advisors) and 6 Commission 3 members listed at each of these locations. The organization has its members in: Piwon, Kenyan, Pliche, Are, Agan, Manso.

In the running of the Organization, members have to contribute 20.00 gds per month. Currently, the Organization has 100,000 gds in the treasury.

The Steering Committee meets monthly. The Organization's meetings, which gather the majority of members, are held every 3rd Thursday of the month. Lastly, a General Assembly is held annually to evaluate the work done in the year and plan for the coming year. Recently the Organization held elections to renew the membership of the Steering Committee. The new committee has a term of 5 years.

Members of the Organization usually carry out the following activities: Vegetable Garden - Coffee nursery and grain storage. The organization uses the money in the treasury to carry out activities that have good benefits.

OFAP works jointly with several other organizations in the area such as: ODEP (Organizational Development Agency) - OPDTM (Peasant Development Organization Three Mangoes)-

Pliche is a locality located in the South Department especially in the 4th Section of Marc Henry, Commune of the Cavalry. There are approximately 10,000 people living in the section. The distance to Pliche and Cavallon is 18 miles. In Pliche there are 5 Elementary Schools that can educate 1500 Children from different farms in the area. Children walk 50 m, 300 m, 1 km, 2 km to reach the schools. No High School is in Pliche.

The Pliche population receives health care at the Boundary, Cavalry, Lazil, Okay, Fondant, Aken, Matino, Sizean and Pleasure Hospitals. In general people walk from 30-45mn to these health centers because public transport is not always available in the area.

In the Pliche area there are 5 streams that allow the population to get water to use. These sources are called Tisous, Agan, In Mapuche, Behind the Basin, In Belize.

The economics of Pliche people are based on Breeding, Trade and Agriculture. Agriculture is the largest source of income for people living in Pliche. In this sense, the Peasants produce Beans, Corn, Coffee, Cocoa, Yams, Bananas, Fu Fu and Forest.

Pliche Area Agricultural Calendar

Crop Date Plantation Date Crop

Corn Feb-March

July-August May-June


Sweet potatoes July-August

Nov. Nov.


Millet Feb.-March

July-August profiles. Jan

Yam Feb-March

August- Sept. March- June


Manioc Fev.-March

July-August Fev- March


Coffee March, August, Oct., Nov. August, Sept, Dec, Jan

Cocoa March, August, October, Nov.

Bananas August-Feb.

Feb 11, 2020

Thank you

Thanks for your support. This project is now complete. 

In rural Haiti, wealth is measured in pigs and goats. For years, as conditions worsened in Haiti, the number of pigs and goats dwindled. Raising livestock can be very effective as a self-sustaining enterprise because the animals reproduce, help with labor (oxen, for example, can transport goods and plow fields), and produce such consumable products as milk and eggs, all of which can improve the financial situation of a community. Thanks to the self-sufficient projects run by grassroots groups, pig and goat breeding is again on the rise and contributing to the economic development of rural communities.

In the past, members of Association for the Development of Kasis (ADZK) wanted to improve the breeding of pigs in their area by improving member’s knowledge of better breeding techniques. Lambi supported a pig breeding project that enabled 55 members to own their own breeding pig.  Lambi Fund provided funds to buy 27 pigs, establish a veterinary pharmacy, supply food for the animals and conduct training for the farmers. The members successfully raised pigs and sold them at market which helped pay for school fees and health care fees.


Feb 11, 2020

Update on Goat Breeding Project

Women goat breeders
Women goat breeders

This project was started with a herd of 90 females and 9 male goats, the females being the local breed bought in the area on different markets while the male breeds are an improved breed (Boer breed) that were bought from a specialized animal breeding center in the country. All of these goats were distributed to 9 sub-groups in 9 different locations. Each sub-group received 1 male goat and 10 females.

Since the launch of the Project, the Lambi Fund has given the Organization all its support to help set up the project management team. In this regard a project management committee (7 members) and 9 other small committees with 3 members each were set up to manage goats in each sector. At the same time the Organization also benefited from engaging 2 Veterinary Agents and a catalog for the pharmacy manager.

The Organization enclosed a field in each locality to look after animals and also set up a grassy area for goats to feed safely. Immediately following the purchase of the animals, the Lambi Fund helped the Organization purchase a set of medicines worth $ 75,120.00 gds ($ 1192 USD) to set up a Veterinary Pharmacy at the headquarters of the Organization, which included necessary medicines to assist t the goats if they became ill.

While the Organization was implementing all of these activities, the Lambi Fund assisted the Organization in obtaining a Veterinary Doctor to conduct 2 training sessions for 30 members of the Organization on breeding techniques and how to fight the diseases of goats. more. It was mainly the project management committee members and the beneficiary group members who participated in these trainings. Two veterinary technicians from the Organization were also hired to attend the project and have participated in these training sessions.

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