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.
Sep 12, 2011

Final Report!

Felisitasyon!  Thanks to you and the wonderful GlobalGiving community, this project has been funded!  In fact, your supreme generosity helped us raise an additional $2,351 dollars for the group in Kasis, Haiti.  With the project reaching full funding, members in Kasis, Haiti can see the pig breeding project through to full completion.  27 breeding pigs were purchased and training on pig selection, pig breeding and care have been completed.

The training session was a very important component of this project.  A 2-day workshop was offered to members that focused on reinforcing the organization’s technical capacity to improve pig breeding practices – focusing on modern methods adapted to their local environment.   The workshop also included discussions on creating permanent sources of forage through cultivation and preservation of nutritional plants, veterinary care, open grazing, the importance of enclosures for the sustainability of the environment, breeding techniques, and strategies for long-term success and growth. 

The pigs have been purchased.  Training is completed, and breeding has begun!  Lambi Fund partners are already seeing healthy litters of piglets being born and incomes are increasing.  As always, Lambi Fund will continue monitoring the project and checking in with organization leaders to ensure the pig breeding project is progressing smoothly.  As more and more pigs are bred, the number of breeding pigs available will increase as well.  All of which improve financial security for organization members in Kasis.  This project is expected to reach complete self-sufficiency within the next year.

Mesi anpil.  By providing pigs, you have helped an entire community rebuild after the earthquake.

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Aug 26, 2011

Workshops provide members with valuable skills

Women at a Lambi Fund workshop
Women at a Lambi Fund workshop

Lambi Fund has been working hard with partner organization ROJETAT to help improve livelihoods and food production after the earthquake.  An important part of these efforts include a series of training workshops that educate ROJETAT members on ox-plow management and operations.

One such training in the works will cover ox-plow service management for 25 members that will cover animal selection, caring for the animals (veterinary agent and pharmacy), and animal feed.

The second workshop will provide training on managing a micro-credit fund for 25 members, which will cover setting up a management committee, the principles of micro-credit lending, record keeping and the documentation of loans.

The completion of each of these workshops will provide ROJETAT members with valuable tools to manage and operate their ox-plow service effectively and sustainably. 

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Aug 23, 2011

Education on cholera prevention is key

The rainy season in Haiti has meant marked increases in the rates of cholera infections, especially in the rural parts provinces.  These rises are making it especially difficult for those that are sick to receive timely treatment - several Cholera Treatment Centers (CTC’s) have closed thanks to a lack of funding or a presumed lack of need (cholera rates were declining prior to the start of the rainy season).

 

Visit Lambi Fund’s cholera statistics page to get updated information on the cholera outbreak.  This page features maps spotlighting the distribution and intensity of cholera throughout the country, which help visualize the epidemic.

 

Since infection rates continue to rise, Lambi Fund is continuing to provide education on cholera prevention and awareness to communities throughout rural Haiti.  Prevention is essential for many communities in rural Haiti because CTC’s are so hard to come by.

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