Lambi Fund of Haiti

The Lambi Fund's mission is to assist the popular democratic movement in Haiti. The Lambi Fund provides financial resources, training and technical assistance to peasant-led community organizations that promote the social and economic empowerment of the Haitian people.
Aug 29, 2016

Keep on Planting

Planting trees, the greening of Haiti is not a time limited activity.  From 2006 sinceThe Lambi Fund of Haiti decided to address the issue of deforestation in Haiti, we embrace the process knowing it is going to be for decades. We believe the environment in Haiti can be remedied but it will take a responsible government, increased awareness of the importance of the environment and climate changes; and committment from everyone including our global partners.

It is not only an instance for each one to do its share, it is more proof that we are in one world no matter where we are located.  For that reason alone, each one of our donor is an active participant in the creation of that change.  This is a year when the people of Haiti who are participants in our funded projected successfully planted  461,104 trees reaching 88.73% of the goal of 520,00 inspite of the worst drought Haiti has seen in 35 years.

We believe that Haiti can make this change effectively, we also know it will take collaboration, investment in humanity and reforrestation.

Organization        Type of project                         Goal                   Produced/planted      

Region Latibonit

 MOTAB              Goat Breeding                           20,000                   22,000

 APEAG               Goat Breeding                          20,000                   22,700

 MOPDAD            Integrated project                      20,000                   19,500

 MPC                   Environment                              60,000                   60,000

OPEMO                Irrigation, farm credit fund          20,000                   17,800

APKB*                  Irrigation, farm credit fund          20,000                   23,140

AGPK                   Reinforce existing fund              20,000                   21,604

OFARIB                Reinforce existing fund              20,000                   19,500

Region South   

GWOFAMIL           Ox-Plow /credit                     20,000                   22,010

UPLADEP              Goat Breeding                      20,000                   17,000

OPDTM                  Goat Breeding                     20,000                    21,285

MOPPAD                Environment                      120,000                  121,268

OBS                       Mill                                      20,000                    16,297

SADN                     Environment                      120,000                    57,000

Total                                                                 520,000                  461,104

 

The amazing component is the increase awareness that makes a young one craddle a little plant found growing on the edge of a ditch , the coalition building and collaboration to keep plants alive during the drought was the work of hundreds of volunteer in the respective neighborhoods.  As we thank you ,we thank them for assuming their responsible citizenship. 

As we reforrest using a method of agro-forestry, we plant species that are familiar to the area and species at risk.  We also plant many fruits trees that will bring nutrition to the areas where planted and produce some revenue.  Such projects like the replacement of colonial coffee plants, not only regenerate the plants but also increase the volume produced, thus the revenue of the farmers.  We train an average of 30 individuals per project who work in the nursery preparation, maintenance and the debt. 

You have helped us reach the dream of a lifetime. We thank you for your help!  Join us to make planting  trees in 2016 a reality!

Tree planting on the local economy
Tree planting on the local economy

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Aug 24, 2016

Life Giving Essential: Water

We are moving forward providing water to the people of Haiti in remote North West.   As you know we met our first goal of 20 cisterns.  We are working on the new set of 10 in the Northwest of Haiti namely in Mawotye.

This project will build 10 4,500 gallon water cisterns in drought-ravaged town of Mawotye. People of Mawotye are very excited especially now is the season that they will collect water with rain and river flowing.  we are adding 45,000 gallons more water for the families of Mawotye.  

Accesibility is a key issue as there are only traces of roads leading to the area.  This project has brought people together.  They have cleared patches of road from the crossing of the river to the hill tops.  They are volunteering to bring all materials up the hill:  cement, steel frame, sand and blocks.  Women have been breaking stone to facilitate the mortar for the construction of the foundation and the base. 

Engineers are working with local mason to not only participate in the construction but also to learn to maintain and repair cisterns thereafter. 

 In its 22 years, Lambi has helped provide millions of gallons of water.  Just in 2015, we help ravaged drought-ridden northwest of Haiti gather today 4500x 20  to so many families,  What better way for you to partner with us to give water and give life, a cistern is really the gift that keeps on giving!

Across waters you have reached to us and we continue to help rural Haiti get closer to self-sufficient. Thanks for making it possible!

Aug 24, 2016

Long Term Rebuilding: Continuous at Lambi Fund

When 2015 closed, Lambi had completed 7 sustainable agricultural and economic developent projects in rural areas in the Artibonite and southern regions; with an additional 18 in process.  Our projects run 24 months.   WIth high unemployment climbing above 40%, the urgency to establish sustainable revenue producing projects cannot be overstated. Towards this end, the  Lambi Fund supported 6 community Credit funds. The credit funds benefitted 619 individuals that comprised of 510 women developing small enterprises and 109 men whose loans were dedicated to expanding their farming especially ox-plowing services. 

Loans are given at a fixed interest rate of 2% with the return expected in six months.  The community credit has been successful at a return rate that ranges between 90-100% at the exception of Oganization Peyizan Boular (OPB), whose rate of reimbursement is at 60%.  OBP has a fund for planters who have lost three harvests in less than two years and were unable to reimburse their loans due to lack of revenue.  The organization, lender, reached a strategic solution with the group of planters.  They renegotiated the loan to extend for a year.  The repayment process is dated beyond the next harvest at the same fixed rate of 2%.  The lambi Fund has assisted organization investing in the local agricultural production as well as the local retail market with an infusion of 2,925,000 HDG (Haitian gourdes); that has generated revenue of 296,000(HDG) to the organization members that is re-loaned to other members.  The total fund value for the current year is 3,221,000.00(HDG). The credit fund benefitted 619 individuals.

The alternative economy projects are very visible due their revenue producing nature.  We also see the high level of  interest  from community dwellers to join these organizations.  In the last evaluation of the revenue producing projects, beneficiaries noted their improved ability to send children to school, to diversify their retails due to needs in the time periods.  For example many women who sell clothing or soap, toiletries or cooked food, invest in school supplies in September to prepare for school entry and boost their daily retail activities.  Organizations reported building additional internal structures to monitor not only the interest for membership but also establishing processes to vet new members.  One strategy is recommendation from members and a long term service prior to eligibility for loan. 

 This is one more way we can improve Haiti.  You have made it possible.

Join us and with your contribution and help us rebuild Haiti.

We thank you for joining us in our effort!

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