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 2, 2015

We Are Done But There Is More

preparing mortar
preparing mortar

Three months ago, I told you that we had 10 more cisterns to go.  Well we are done.  People came together created hand in hand access to 315,000 gallons of water for 2222 families.  It started long ago last year when the earth parched, the trees wilted; the leaves remaining became encrusted with a grayish cover thirsting for a drop of water.  It has long past the four months that we named a dry season but this one continues and seven months later we had to admit we are in the middle of a drought but not one alert came from the institutions of care and not one bucket of water was brought in as an alternative or option, when the rivers stopped flowing.

In a country where people have been said to be "resilient", the most resilient people are not often visible.  But they are thinking, on their feet, in remote villages formulting strategies that work.  They came to Lambi Fund, in partnership,  having defined their primary need: "access to water".  It is their initiatives that build a bridge to survival.

We are so grateful that 133 persons joined you in partnership with the Lambi Fund of Haiti and made their effort possible with our collective resources.  The communities of Mayotye, Lacoma and Dytiet have changed for the better because we unified forces and made it happen.

Peole in Lacoma are saying "Chapo ba" a term of reverence for the goodness of you and the sharing that it dignifies and the partnership that will sustain overtime.

Because of your generosity and the generosityFamily and the foundations that joined us, we are now adding 10 more to finish in November of this 2015.  We are so grateful!

Thank you.  Let us remain in partnership supporting creative local solutions in rural Haiti.

cisterns in construction
cisterns in construction
prepare mortar
prepare mortar
finishing touches
finishing touches
complete and drying
complete and drying

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Aug 13, 2015

MOPPAD: More Ways To Build Capacity For Food

Mouvement for the Peasant Planters (MOPPAD) has a vision of improving life in their community.  That vision is all encompassing says Bien Aime, one of the organization's member.  "We are waiting for rain to plant but in the meantime we have been caring for 50,000 seedlings that in the future would deliver nutritious food for our children". The organization had received a grant from the Lambi fund of Haiti to improve the environment. Their goal of 60,000 new trees in the region of Delan is close to being a reality thanks to you.   They decided on agroforrestry to support not only the environment but also to increase fruit and food production in the area.  

Volunteers and members together have seeded and planted (48,716) the following:

6,000   Cacao                            2,500 cherry trees             14,000  Coffee                           3,000 oranges

2,000 Sapotille (fruit)                  2,000 mangoes                   3,000  Avocado                    

4,676  Chestnut                         5,570  Grapefruit                 6,000   Pine (Bwa Blan)                     

In fact, The Lambi Fund of Haiti provided training for 30 local residents in nursery building using local material such as conconut leaves and branches to create trellis where plants are protected and grow until placed in permanent space throughout the community.  Residents are less likely to cut trees providing food, to make charcoal for cooking and other activities.  Not only do these trees provide food for their owners, they are also a source of revenue during the harvest.

In all ways, The lambi Fund, in partnership with local organization, maintains its active participation in expanding local food production in rural Haiti.  

This is all thanks to your generosity and your caring that we are able to continue our efforts. Thank you for staying involved.  Thank you for your gifts.        

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Jun 9, 2015

Climate Change Response: Compelled or Planned

Laying a strong foundation
Laying a strong foundation

 The "Conseil National de Securite Alimentaire" (Council on Food Security) projected an increase in food shortage for the coming months.The Ministry of Education, the Ministry of the Environment and the Ministry of Agriculture  are conferring on the changing weather patterns, (longer draught, shorter rainy season).  The evidence of climatic events and climatic change are on the horizon in Haiti.  Any plans that are concerned with longterm rebuilding must address these profound lifestyle changes that come with climate events.  For rural Haitian farmers in remote areas the problem is more than a threat, it is already a stark reality that cannot be avoided.

Currently, the Lambi Fund partnered with Northwest Haiti, namely IPTKSK (Organization of Peasant from Savann Karre) to respond to the drought impacting 7,500 families in the Northwest of Haiti.  In a joint effort, we planned to built 30 cisterns to provide 18,000 gallons of water each to support the growing need for water in the neighborhoods of Dityet, Lakoma and Mawotye. With the support of our GlobalGiving supporters, individuals and other foundations, we have constructed 20 of the 30 cisterns. 10 in Dydyet and 10 in Lakoma are completed.  

With 10 more to go, we are meeting a challenge incorporated midstream in the rebuilding of Haiti's already complex environmental profile.  It is a work in progress that compels rigueur and flexibility to work in partnership with the most vulnerable to make a change and improve preparedness of those whose lives are at greater risk with the changes we are experiencing.

We thank you for your involvement and continued support in focussing some of our activities on matters of rebuilding Haiti - a longterm effort that requires thoughtfullness, community participation and engagement from all concerned.  

Share your thinking by emailing us at info@lambifund.org or meeting on our blog page.  I look forward to hearing from you!

  

Time to rehydrate!
Time to rehydrate!
No more trips to those mountains in the back!
No more trips to those mountains in the back!

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