Working towards food security is more important than ever following January’s earthquake in Haiti. Thanks to humble donations like yours, members of OPBK have purchased 4 oxen and plows and are in the middle phases of launching a community ox-plow service.
Prior to owning the oxen, OPBK members had to rely on private ox-plow services that were unreliable and costly. Many times, crops would be planted late as they waited for an ox-plow to become available.
To date, 29 members have completed Lambi Fund workshops covering organizational management, credit fund management, operating an ox-plow service, financial management and evaluation. Armed with these important skills, the organization launched their ox-plow service and has plowed 33.14 hectares of land. This means that many members in the community have benefited from this affordable ox-plow service. More land is tilled and crop production is increased.
Please consider continuing support for this project as members of OPKB state that demand for the ox-plow service exceeds current capacity. With continued funds, they hope to purchase more oxen and train more members on how to operate an ox-plow service. As OPKB’s ox-plow service strengthens, the entire community benefits from more plentiful crops and greater food security.
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