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Aug 9, 2018

Environment Indeed

building nurseries for reforrestation in Haiti
building nurseries for reforrestation in Haiti

The contribution to longterm rebuilding in Haiti, after the eartquake, was ccentered on building shelter, provide water, feeding people who were under tents.  Unfortunately there are still a few thousands of person who are still living under a tent.  What was a temporary situation has become a permanent one.  A s we work mostly in agriculture, food security and skills development, we are very aware that the environment namely reforrestation in Haiti is a priority indeed.  Surviving to rebuild longterm means that the environment that support our food production, our shelter from the natural elements is a major priority as we assess haiti's level of erosion, draining of the soil must be addressed to aarrive at the goalof long term rebuilding and rekindle hope among the most affected people by the devastating earthquake.

Towards this goal, the Lambi fund has been involved in reforresting in partnership with rural farmers whose lives continue to be impacted and whose vision is longterm rebuilding. In 2018 the hope is invested in the planting of 406,000 of trees.  Here is a profile of each of our partners and their set goals.  As we move through the midyear, we are on target having seeded 65% of our goal for 2018.

Organizations    Type of project   Schedule production  Production to date 

 AFTA                 Credit                         20,000                          15, 397    

COPADET          Oxplow-credit fund        20,000                           11,321

SADN                 Reforestation               40,000                           26,000

KOKAP               Coffee and Cacao       120,000                          60,000

APTK                  Reforestation               60,000                           40,000 

KPM                   Reforestation                60,000                          65,000

OPDERGM          Credit Fund                 20,000                           16,020

OPGDSC            Mango Production        66,000                            30,725                 

TOTAL                                                 406,000                          264,463


 Without a healthier environment there is no hope for food security in Haiti,  The partnership between rural farmers and the Lambi Fund envision a remedy in the conditions of the environment to make a difference as we move toward long term building in Haiti.

We could not complete these nurseries without your support. Thank you so much for your commitment and your generous giving,























Aug 2, 2018

Building Capacity for Sustaining Production of Cacao

KOKAP's growing seedlings

Going through Nippes in the South department of Haiti, in July, the staff of the Lambi Fund could not help but notice that across the many road  trenches, small rivers and gravel roads we are amid a very productive soil, lush in green nature and full of potential to produce more food. It is in the locality of Plesanz Di SId  that we have partnered with KOKAP to expand the cacao and coffee production.  We visited one of three nurseries build and tendered by its members especially trained to improve their agro-forestry project.

KOKAP comprises 210 members of the population od 21,624 members.  Farmers in this area has lost the support of government agricultural agencies for years and decided to gether to model Jacmel Cooperative to regenerate and expand the production of coffee and Cacao.  KOKAP members, by so doing are creating new potential for revenue producing activities and reduce poverty in the locality.  

At KOKAP, we are not only restoring gardens, we are also protecting the environment. The goal of this partnership project is to plant 120,000 trees.  In three years, these seedlings wil be part of the breakfast table for many in the area.  We are talking about coffee and Cacao. Both with milk and sugar and cinnamon grace many breakfast tables with fresh bread and peanut butter.  

Community members and members of the organization seeded 30,000 cacao seeds in the first six month ending in June.  Now,  in front of us,  is a locally constructed nursery effort, using the leaves of the coconut trees to shade the new seedlings.  They place the setting next to the river to facilitate watering new seedlings adequately.  Volunteers filled bags and seeded.  

In 2 months, the growing cacao trees will be moved to be in the permanent selected living space and within three years they will be producing blooming fowering new fruits. Cacao is not only a staple full of nutritious value for eveyone, but also allows for export through cooperative in the south, creating revenue for each active participant.

This project is adding to the level of productio for a membership of 210 (70 men and 140 women).  Itis well on the way to reduce poverty and create revenue to improve the condition people in Plesanz Di Sid. 

We are grateful for your help to make this life enhancing project possible.Thank You.

1 of 3 KOKAP seedling sites growing 60,000 plants
1 of 3 KOKAP seedling sites growing 60,000 plants
KOKAP & Lambi staff visiting seedling site
KOKAP & Lambi staff visiting seedling site


Jul 13, 2018

Goals for women credit: Where are we midyear?

Women Finance Committee for Microloans
Women Finance Committee for Microloans

As we witness the upheaval of the hungry Haitian population since July 6th, we remain determined to provide this resilient population with hope through our projects. While attempting to return to Port au Prince after visiting projects in the south, we faced barricades where rocks were being thrown and tires were being burned. While crossing this barricade, we spoke to the people blocking the roads, they explained how life is hard and raising gas prices would make the cost of living higher. Once we crossed that barricade, we faced a second one about 100 feet from the last one, where rocks and bottles were being thrown. Making our way from the south to the capital, we face many barricades and when speaking to the population, everyone spoke about how life in Haiti is difficult and that there is little opportunity for the mass population to improve their lives, while a few in the middle class keep all the wealth.   

It is evident that the priority set to increase “revenue producing activities among our partners” remains.  Assessing where we are midyear, the overall goal to assist 150 women to start or reinforce their small enterprises is well underway. 

To date:  Three organizations engaged in this activity:  AFTA (Asosiasyon Fanm pou Transfomasyon Agrikol), MFM (Mouvman Fraternite Major), OPDERGM (Oganizasyon Plante Pou devlopman Ravin Gwomon) have established funds initially totaling (HDG)1,200,000.00.  Together they have facilitated access to loans to 263 persons.  Among them, 183 women have established small enterprises of varied retailing items such as: objects for personal care, agro related sales of food stuff, transformed agricultural goods such as peanut butter, bread, cassava bread, etc.

The initial (HDG)1,200,000.00 invested has generated interest that currently brought the value of the fund to (HDG) 2,261,991.00 with a total of 183 women beneficiaries.

The need of women to create revenue continues to be an urgent need.  With revenues produced, their major goal is to educate their children and maintain their health. Our role is to partner and support them and remind them to care for themselves so they can continue to care for their families.

We join together with our partners to thank you for your help and your concerns as you contributed to make this project successful.  Thank you.

Grain Transformation
Grain Transformation


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