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 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.

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Aug 8, 2016

Food insecurity: a growing challenge in Haiti.

The Center for Plantain Propagation has been a core solution in the production of plantain in the artibonite region known  for its "banan Miske".  The latter is a type preferred or its size, taste and texture.  Plantain is eaten at breakfast lunch and diner in Haiti, indeed a main staple in the diet of children as farina (dried and powdered), as porrige eaten at night;  as part of the entree boiled and eaten with meats. When plantain stated getting a fungus it was a major disaster, CPP introduced the FHA21, a type of plantain resistant to the disease Sigatoka.  When FHA21 took hold in the area, it  impacted life for consumers, merchants and producers.  Their economic activities changed for the better.

This is the work of the CPP and over 250 producers, partners who live in the region.  CPP is a project of the Lambi Fund of Haiti.  The CPP has made a difference in the market of plantain in the region by eradicating the grave concern of Sigatoka.  CPP is continuing its impact by strenghtening organizational capacity of the local organizatrions, through training on building collaboration and cooporative.  It supported the production of plantain chips that is in the market and is locally sold in the school yards of many learning institutions.  

The last drought, named the worst in 35 years by the United Nations, was a major threat to any production in Haiti. During this time of severe reduction of production, CPP produced 30,000 plantain seedlings, 8626 new fruit trees that included Mango Cheries lemon nuts, apple cedar and mahogany. With the raining season upon us, new trees are permanently placed in gardens to produce fruits, plantain for consumption in the local market.  

The vision of self sufficiency can become a reality for the CPP as there is interest in the agricultural sector including small family farmers and institutions who expressed interest in generating the new plantain type and CPP is producing new seedlings upon request.  This is one of the strategic solutions that Lambi Fund through CPP brings to expand the local food production in Haiti.the population.

We have succeeded with your help, your generous contributions and your support.   We thank you.

Jun 1, 2016

A new season for planting

In the last nine months, the 10 projects of reforrestation have met tremendous challenges to realize the goal of seeding 20,000 plants each as is required from each organization since 2006 after Hurricane Jeane devastated the planting fields and the rest of the countryside.  The challenge is a drought that has lasted seven months.  The United Nations coined it "the most devastating drought in Haiti in 35 years".  It crippled most farmers who depend on the raining season for their sesonal harvesting.  The United Nations has expressed concern on the nation capacity to feed all its people because of the drought. 

Our projects are affected in many ways:  For example, MOPPAD produced more than 50,000 seedling.  They had distributes 30,000 in sites designated for planting  and 14,000 coffee plants are in the nursery growing to reach time for transplanting.  As of March 2016, the organization lost 25,000 new trees due to the drought. MOPPAD members are starting anew to capture rain for planting now and hope to reach their goal of planting 60,000 trees seven months later.

APKB:  Their nurseries produced 23,140 seedlings, because of the drought only 14,992 survived. APKB distributed 10,562 and 4,430 remains to be located on the sites selected for reflourishing. 

ODEPERIB: Has established two nurseries to spread the distribution of the plants accross the localities.  They prepared 22,500 trees (mango, avocado) and they are growing in the nursery and soon to be planted.  The rain has begun, unfortunately in some locations with so much intensity that we have yet to be able to re-establish the planting pattern in many areas. 

It is our hope to continue planting to reach our current goals however late in the season to come.  We are grateful for a new season and your support is essential to our continued success.  Thank you so much for your patience and solidarity with the peasant farmers in rural Haiti.

 
   

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