Meeting of local grassroots orgs post-quake
Mesi ampil for your generous support to the Haitian people! Your donations after the earthquake in Haiti helped aid families in dire need of assistance. Hundreds of thousands of earthquake survivors fled the city of Port-au-Prince to stay with friends and family in the countryside following the quake. Many were injured and came wearing only the shirt on their back. These families needed food, water, shelter, clothing and medical care. Its because of people like you opened their hearts, that the Lambi Fund of Haiti was able to make emergency grants to 44 grassroots organizations. The groups used the grants to purchase life essentials like food, water and medical care for earthquake survivors that were staying in their homes.
Mr. Josephat, a member of a partner organization recalled tearfully:
"I had 21 people, strangers staying with me and my family. We did not think twice about welcoming them, but we had not yet figured out how they would be cared for or how they would be fed.
When we heard about Lambi Fund's program to help impacted families, I was so happy that I cried. I cried because I was touched and shocked that people who had been at the center of this disaster had the time to think about us.
I was so proud to be a member of a strong organization, and I really deeply understood why being organized is the path to a better life. We would have been left to our own devices without Lambi Fund's support."
Without your support, Lambi Fund would not have been able to make this emergency response possible. Thank you!
With over two years since the earthquake, Lambi Fund has moved from emergency relief to long-term rebuilding. This means our efforts are focused on building local economies, increasing food production, and promotion of the environment. Some current projects include: an ox-plow service to increase crop production, grain storage, community credit funds, building latrines, and community-led reforestation efforts. Check out some of Lambi Fund's other projects on GlobalGiving - your continued support as Lambi Fund works hand-in-hand with the people of Haiti towards long-term recovery is greatly appreciated!