Jun 6, 2020

COVID Impact on Long-Term Rebuilding in Haiti

Lambi Fund is continuing all our re-building work because it is vital to the survival of many Haitians. Since Haiti has few health care networks and even less infrastructure,Lambi Fund is taking a proactive approach to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Lambi Fund needs face masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer for its interactions with community groups. Lambi Fund staff is providing training to each organization on ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus, such as the importance of washing hands and working in smaller groups. We are also producing mass communications such as radio spots to raise awareness among the rural areas.

One of the biggest changes is the re-formatting of Regional Trainings projected for 2020. In an effort to reduce exposure, we are doing small trainings of less than 30 people for each individual group, rather than large regional gatherings. This, of course, places more time demands on staff, who are already working at survival paces.

 

Mar 3, 2020

How Trees Help Gardens

Trees help food producing gardens in three ways:

1) Trees provide shade to plants in a hot, sunny tropical environment. Some plants like coffee beans need shade to survive.

2) Trees prevent flooding and washing away of gardens during heavy storms or hurricanes.

3) Fruit trees provide food for families and revnue when sold at the market.

Every community-led project funded by Lambi must grow trees for these reasons. The tree nurseries produce both forest and fruit trees. The production of fruit trees is both a revenue producing and food provision activity. This year the major focus has been in fruits, especially citrus, orange, lemon and grapefruit followed by mango, avocado, papaya. But the farmers also raise chestnut, calabash, pine, white pine, cedar, and mahogany trees. For the last few years, citrus has suffered with insect diseases that have destroyed many trees. There is an impetus among our partners to renew the citrus species especially lemon, sour lemon, limes and grapefruit that are part of the daily staple used in cooking and feeding in the country.

Feb 18, 2020

Women Raise Goats

Goat Breeding Project

Translated from Haitian Kreyol

 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 the goats if they became ill.

While the Organization was implementing all of these activities, the Lambi Fund assisted the Organization in obtaining a Veterinarian 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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