Build Community-Run Enterprises in Rural Haiti

by Lambi Fund of Haiti
Apr 11, 2011

Moving forward, one step at a time.

Member eating plantain chips made at the CPP
Member eating plantain chips made at the CPP

Communities in rural Haiti are hard at work rebuilding their lives post-earthquake.  The signs of recovery are small and sometimes easy to miss – but they are there.  Take for instance members of the Center for Plantain Propagation (CPP) in Northwest Haiti.  This cooperative of over 1,000 farmers is teaching members the cutting edge PIF method for cultivating and planting plantains.  This is allowing farmers throughout the region to harvest bountiful crops of plantains that they can sell in the markets. 

                Haitians are looking to strengthen their economic livelihoods after the earthquake and the CPP is a perfect example of how communities are working together and making this goal a reality.  Thanks to your support, the Lambi Fund of Haiti is continuing our partnership with the Center for Plantain Propagation and entering the next phase of the project.  Here, members are looking to increase the value of their goods by transforming raw plantains into processed goods like plantain chips - which they can sell at a higher price.  These tasty snacks are incredibly popular throughout Haiti and organization members have already began selling the chips at local schools and markets.  By supporting community-run enterprises like these, you are helping Haitians improve their livelihoods and strengthen local economies.  Now, this is where the rebuilding really begins!

An bucket of plantain chips ready to be sold
An bucket of plantain chips ready to be sold



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Organization Information

Lambi Fund of Haiti

Location: Washington, DC - USA
Project Leader:
Marie Marthe Saint Cyr
Executive Director
Washington, DC United States

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