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.
Mar 1, 2016

Building Organizational Capacity of the Lambi Fund

Training community organization members
Training community organization members

A major event compelled a major shift and greater effort in meeting the needs of a defined constituency.  The earthquake increased the gap in services due to the magnitude of destruction it left behind.  For the last five years, Lambi Fund has expanded its project with great focus on the environment, micro enterprises for women and farmers; increasing training building needed skills in management and specialty needs like mill mechanics, animal handlers and veterinary technicians. 

During 2015 Lambi Fund increased the training capacity of 23 farming community organizations in rural Haiti. 192 members (113 men and 79 women) in 6 projects on animal husbandry, received management training as well as animal care with a veterinarian.  The training last 5 days for the animal care hands on and the management component lasted 2 days4 projects that focused on community loan fund receivedto manage contracts, accounting for loan management and credit portfolio management. 3 out of 3 organizions were women focused and women led.  Trainees numbered 161 of which 15 men and 146 women.  The four sustainable agriculture project trained 139 persons (110 women 29 men) in transformation of fruits and Oxplowing.  The overwheming majority of women are involved in transformation of fruits.  The environment is a major priority and with donor partnership we were able to provide nursery techniques training for 214 persons (114 men and 100 women). 

When Lambi Fund assesses the number of organizations that are functioning over the last 22 years, each trained individual becomes an asset to the community and contributes to its growth.

Without your support it would not be possible.  We join together to echo our thanks.

Trainings hands on
Trainings hands on

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Feb 25, 2016

You made it Happen: 10 more cisterns, 233 families

You have helped the Lambi Fund and its partners in the Northwest of Haiti reach beyond its set goals of 20 cisterns. We have begun the construction of 10 more cisterns with a dimension 18 cubic meter for 4,500 gallons of water each.  The power of the human spirit surpasses overwhelming challenges and make things happen. In this instance it is despite the failure of institutions and woeful neglect of administrators that we, in collaboration and partnership with you and rural community dwellers, have surpassed our goal.  

The locality of Mawotye, in the seventh section of  Port De Paix, will receive 45,000 gallons of water.  The beneficiaries resides in small localities of :  Kolombye, Nan Sonde, Dieu Ki Bay,Odije, Manvaz, Mago, Pilet, Kavaz, Espre and Vye Joupa.   People of Mawotye are active participants.  They have been gathering and breaking in small pieces the stone to make the gravel necessary for the foundation and walls that will provide the life source, water.  They also volunteer their times to carry all construction materials such as cement, bricks and steel metal; water for mortar and repairing walkways and roads to make way for construction vehicles to reach the selected sites. You see the Lambi fund works in the most remote and vulnerable areas and often here are no formal roads to reach destination.

While constructing the cisterns we have the challenge of rising inflation (12.5%) and thus rising cost of construction.  A 100lbs cement container has risen from HTG65 to HTG105 nearly 161% increase in cost. 

We are able to add 10 cisterns because of the will and sharing of People like you.  We are so grateful for your partnership, your trust and your capacity to share in the crutial gift of water for life. 

TOGETHER WE SAY THANK YOU.  CHAPO BA!

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Feb 11, 2016

A Wining Combination For Expanding Food Production

Members of Moje Planters' Association "OPMO" have arable, fertile land for agriculture, but suffer from low rainfall, which reduces crop output. In order to increase agricultural productivity in this area 150 members (50 female and 100 male) have partnered with Lambi Fund to irrigate 30 acres of land and to reinforce a community credit fund for farmers. The credit fund will provide more farmers with access to affordable loans to purchase tools, seeds, and inputs needed to increase crop productivity, while thepurchase of two mobile irrigations pumps will water fields from nearby rivers.

All these efforts are undergirded with training on credit management, bookkeeping, sustainable agriculture and organizational capacity building with an average attendance of 34 persons. 70 members of the organizations have received micro loans. The utilization of the irrigation service has not only benefited 42 members, there are an additional 8 community swellers whose fields have been irrigated and watered due to the service the community organizers of OPMO have established.


They have irrigated 13 acres of land and has an additional revenue of HTG21,719 during these months of operation. Their project is slated to be fully sustainable in 24 months. For OPMO and their community, irrigation through motorized pumps and community micro credit has been a winning combination for expanding local food production in a time of constant challenge the nation faces in climate change, politicalinstabilty and drought.

Your generosity and your support has made the work possible and OPMO is well underway to manage and support their members to meet their agricultural goals as well as providing  for the basic needs for their families. 

Thank you.

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