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Jan 24, 2019

Irrigation canals bring hope to North Haiti

Growing garden
Growing garden
Since October 6, 2018 when a magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit north Haiti, Lambi Fund has been hard at work providing urgent aid to partners. Although aid was slow to arrive to those areas, staff was able to provide urgent resources such as food and water to communities. Moreover, to avoid disruption of the planting season which begins in November and December, Lambi Fund used $5,000 from its emergency funds to repair and rebuild 6 irrigation canals in north Haiti. 
 
Irrigation canals help flow and distribute water to different farmers' gardens especially during the dry season. As of January 2019, the irrigation canals that were rebuilt or repaired helped communities plant food for consumption and for sale. The flow of water prevented farmers from missing the planting season, avoiding possible famine.
 
As Lambi Fund continues to provide assistance to the communities effected, we remain grateful for the constant help that partners are willing to provide. Without your help, our partners would be unable to hope and work towards a better life with reduced poverty. 
 
Thank you for your consistent support and for providing so many with hope for a better tomorrow! 
water flowing from repaired canal
water flowing from repaired canal

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Nov 21, 2018

Rural farmers 2018 efforts to combat deforestation

Growing nurseries
Growing nurseries

Recent reports on climate change and observations in Haiti continue to  support our concerns for the environment.  Since 2016 the position of the Lambi Fund of Haiti has been three prong.  Even with our limited resources, we have maintained the environment as an essential priority, requiring:

 1.   Increased awareness of the role of the environment in our lives and our reponsibility to maintain the essential life resource for future generations

2.  Local contribution to add 20,000 trees for each project supported

3.  Developing nursery building skills in the respective communities served

The goal for 2018 was to plant 320,000 trees in the communities where projects are implemented.  As of this month of November, the profile of our reforrestation efforts is as follows:  

Organization    Type of project         projected                  planted                             Note   

1.  AFTA           Micro credit                    20,000                     15,397  
2.  COPADET    Ox-Plow                        20,000                     11,321                     impacted by drought
3. SADN           Reforestation                  40,000                    26,000 
4. KOKAP         Cafe and cocoa           120,000                      60,000
5. APTK            Reforestation                 60,000                     40,000
6.  KPM              Reforestation                60,000                     65,000
7. OPDERGM    Micro credit                   20,000                     16,020
8. OPGDSC       Mango                             60,000                    34,714

                                    Total                    320,000                      268,452                         

Our partners in the south and the latibonit region are at 83% of their production goal.  Copadet is the only organization that faced  months without rain.  They continue with their planting of trees in critical areas. 

Thank you so much for joining us to plant trees in Haiti, bringing greater awareness and with great hopes to change the course of reforestation in Haiti.

APTK
APTK's nursery

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Nov 13, 2018

Planning 2019 Support For Food Production

The Lambi Fund of Haiti welcomes the opportunity to keep our supporters informed about the challenges, progress and learning of our partners.  We often share with you the projects and their outcome.  We do not stop to share the preliminary work to assess the capacity of the organization and prepare the plan to work with the organization to support its project strategies successfully.   Indeed this is a necessary step that foster sustainability.  The objectives to reach the sustainabiity goal involves:

1.  A full assessment of membership, processes and operations of the community organization.

2.  Examining capacity and defining training needed to build organizational capacity with a focus on skills needed for the project planned.

3.    Of the 200 applications received on a yearly basis, Lambi Fund of Haiti is able to implement n 12 to 20.  This year was most challenging as we completed 28 projects.  This occurred because of the major damage suffered by our partners in 2016 post Hurricane Mathew.

4.  This process takes nine months to a year as we also attend organizational meetings, monitor community activities and work on the pre-implementation, election of officers and annual meetings if any.

5.  The project is then recommended to the board of Directors for funding and the start up date is set.

Currently the Lambi Fund is investigating and assessing the projects listed below in Sustainable Development (SD) and Alternative Economy (AE)

Name of the organization                           Department/commune                    Project name                      Type                                     
     A.   location in the South

Oganizasyon Fanm Pliche (OFAP)                    Pliche/Kavayon/Sid                       Renewal of coffee Production           SD
Community of women producing coffee

Mouvman Peyizan pou Pwogrè       
2 ème seksyon kominal Aken (MPPDSCA)            Aken/Sid                                    Goat Goat breeding                             SD

Oganizasyon Jèn pou Devlopman
 Agrikol Milllet      (OJEDAM)                                 Coteaux/Sid                                Reforestation/credit for farmers        SD

Groupe d'appui à la production Nationale              Tobèk/Sid                                   Credit for farmers                              SD
(GRAPNA)

    B- Location in Latibonit

Federasyon Plantè Agrikol Mamlad (FEPLAM)      Mamalad                                   Soil conservation/protection of Ravin

Asosyasyon Peyizan Dibedou (APD)                       Dibedou                                  Soil Conservation/Environment               SD

Oganizasyon pou Liberasyon Ba Gwomon (OPLB)    Gwomon                              Stockage/Credit                                     SD

Action pour le renforcement   
du Dept Communautaire ( ACREDEC)                     Gwomon                                    Credit for farmers                               AE

Mityel Solidarite Lanzac (MSL)                                St Marc                                      Credit for farmers                             AE

These project will assist rural farmers to sustain their production and contribute to the national food production and food security for the local communities.  When you give to these projects, you help plant seeds for long term and you are an active partner that makes a difference.  Needless to say, we are appreciative of your generosity, your help and your solidarity.  You reached across continents and oceans and touch our lives.  THANK YOU.

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