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.
Dec 2, 2015

Together ahead with a new planting season.

Environment At worse
Environment At worse

As I write to you today, Josette said this afternoon. " Oh my god after nearly 8 months without rain, it is raining and we are afraid our trees and new seedling are getting overwatered and may even be washed away".  No exageration it is one of the most difficult season with over half the year emerged in a drought.  The planting season suffered but our environment projects started towards the end of the month of September 2015.  We have three projects of 120,000 trees each.  In addition each project initiated will be planting 20,000 trees as part of their reforestation goal.  Each one has started their nursery production.  As as the Association of Peasant Working Heads Together, referred to as APTK

The environment project of APTK was launched on September 21, 2015.  Training for nursery workers and volunteers took place between the 19th and 20th.  A total of 28 participants (13 women, 15 men) completed the training.  They expended 193,650 gourdes for the construction the trellis in the three localities identified for their reforestation sites.  The locations are:  Besi, gran Plas and Sizon.

The organization works twice a week on the nursery project.  They have seeded 12,000 individual tree seeds in two of the localities. During the first year, they will produce 60,000 trees in three zones. 20,000 fruit trees will be integrated in each 60,000 tree production. This is the rainy season and it is a good time to start before the pending dry season.

With your support we have began to reach our goal of planting 500,000 trees this year ending in 2016.  Our three projects combined will deliver 360,000.  In addition 4 projects in sustainable agriculture and animal husbandry,  micro credit will generate 20,000 each for  a total of 440,000.  This program is possible because of the committment of people like yourself.

We are grateful and wish you a peaceful Holiday Season with your friends and family! 

The hope is in new plant growing across Haiti
The hope is in new plant growing across Haiti
together working for a new look
together working for a new look
Dec 1, 2015

WHY HERE AND NOW?

working together to make a difference
working together to make a difference

We are here because 99 donors read about our projects and encourage by persons like you through Global Fund gave  over $9,000.  The people of Haiti together contributed the land and their strong arms efforts carrying rocks, sand, cement, a labor of love while getting instruction from engineers from Plan Consult.  Working together 20 cisterns is providing water for 5000 people in the northwest of Haiti.  

Not only did we complete the cisterns, but the training was provided to maintain the water safe. We have joined hands across oceans, at multi dimensional issues, providing solutions in this instance  80,000 gallons of water ready for usage, we are touching 5000 and more lives. 

We are ready to scale up this model of collaboration and trust that has made the partnership of rural farmers and the Lambi Fund of Haiti vibrant in the last twenty years.   Enter the next decade with us in partnership to touch more lives in a positive  development manner at which junction we can all say with dignity and honor that "we have done our best"

 Thank you so much for being part of this project giving life, and giving water!  let us envision the next project together as we make our way forward to a true democracy in Haiti.  Then rural farmers will have not only their field, but their voice will matter and will reflect in the way they live.  

Incremental as it is, we are growing and we see it in the face of our constituency, in their progress with individual business as well as common activities.

We thank you so much and wish you a peaceful Holiday season!

Completed with dignity and pride of a community
Completed with dignity and pride of a community
Thank you
Thank you
Nov 13, 2015

Climate Change: Barrier to production

Increasing food production in Haiti has gotten more challenging. In addition to the lack of infrastructure and the lack of government support to farmers, is an extended drought.  This year rural farmers faced a drought of seven months unlike what they have seen before.  For those dependent on the river bed for irrigation, the river beds are running dry, the soil is parched and the green leaves are turning to a grayish compound of dirt and thirst.  Seven months also mean a barren harvest for bean growers, okra, corn, and so many legumes that are part of the daily staple for each Haitian family.  

The Lambi Fund intitiated the construction of 20 cisterns; with a positive response, we completed 30 cisterns in the most hit areas of the Northwest.  The provision of water is essential and the captage of water for multiple uses is just one way of bridging the gap when there is not adequate running water.  The other is to expand capacity to store grains for seeding and for additional food.  Although we have supported grain storage but a network of growers has been initiated for the purpose of strengthening their capacity of production but in addition to develop and support the capacity advocate for the necessary policies to counteract the impact of climate and already very resource communities.

Your support has been integral and essential to provide water.  It assisted in expanding the potential to provide more water through involving community dwellers to become their own advocate for long term strategies to respond to the life threatening impact of the long drought.  The network will empowering farmers to move to solution in collaboration. It allows them to focus on demanding the input of local policy makers and bringing national attention to the devastating impact of this specific climatic change. The change in rainfall is slowly redefining how farmers will cultivate food and how nations will respond to this level of deprivation of water and the impact on food production.  This is a true challenge for survival.

Your support in carrying the message and your generosity to create a response is not only appreciated but critical as we reach to each other globally.  Thank you for making this important work possible.

 

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