Lambi Fund works with organizations and rural farmers to ensure they have the knowledge and capacity to properly care for the animals they receive. All animals are adapted to the region and chosen because they are cost-efficient and have numerous opportunities for families to generate income.
Fishing is a major part of subsistence for communities on the coasts of Haiti. Most fish with old nets and poor quality fishing gear. Help these fisher folk "eat for a lifetime" by providing them with improved fishing nets, new ropes and equipment, which will help them catch more fish and provide higher quality fish to sell at the markets.
Give the ultimate gift of sustenance and commerce for fishing communities in Haiti. Most fishing enterprises struggle with costly boat repairs and poor fishing equipment. Providing a new boat is a truly invaluable offering that would otherwise be unobtainable for an impoverished fishing community.
Your gift will provide fisher folk with a new boat and training on project management, marketing, and motor boat care, allowing entire communities to go deeper into the sea, catching more fish. They will be able to sell the fish at higher prices in local markets and improve an entire community's livelihoods.
Pigs are incredibly valuable assets in Haiti. For the poorest of the poor, they serve as "living and breathing bank accounts." Struggling Haitian families can sell the offspring of female pigs (sows), which on average can produce 16 piglets a year. This precious income can be used for special or urgent needs such as school or health care.
Give the gift that lasts. It means more than some trinket sitting on a shelf gathering dust. Pigs offer a way out of poverty and towards self-reliance.
The gift of a goat is a sustainable way to help a struggling family in Haiti. Goat breeding can be a pathway out of poverty. Goats can thrive on just about anything — even grass and leaves on the poor, dry land in rural Haiti - so there is little cost for their upkeep. Goat meat is a popular food in Haiti so there is a strong demand at the local market. Goats often have two or three kids a year so a community organization that wants to start a self-sufficient goat breeding enterprise can see immediate success.
Sheep make incredibly important contributions to Haitian communities who depend on them for wool and meat, which can then be sold for added income.
Sheep frequently give birth to twins or triplets and are incredibly resilient animals. They can graze on even the hilliest, rockiest pastures usually deemed unsuitable for pasture. This makes them well-suited to survive in Haiti's deforested and degraded areas.
The Lambi Fund of Haiti is passionate about the environment and believes that deforestation has critical impacts on food security and the environment. Haiti, described by the UN as "one of the most degraded countries in the world," suffered epic levels of flooding from recent hurricanes, which were exacerbated by severe soil erosion and deforestation.
Your gift will purchase one tree seedling, train local agronomists on proper tree care, and plant and nurture the tree seedling until it has become properly substantiated. This is a great way to strengthen Haitian-led reforestation efforts, while offsetting your carbon footprint. We must all work together for a sustainable and healthy environment.
Make an even greater impact in reforestation in Haiti with a grove of trees. Each grove of trees donation will see ten tree seedlings planted and nurtured to full health by local agronomists.
Help us meet our goal of planting one million trees in Haiti with a grove of trees purchase. One grove of trees will offset ten tons of harmful carbon dioxide emissions into the environment. We must all work together for a sustainable and healthy environment.
The food crisis in Haiti is an urgent plea for more food. A seed bank enables Haitian communities to plant inexpensive, high-quality seeds and grow food to feed their families sustainably for years. Farmers have had to buy seeds at triple the cost of what they can earn from their crops.
Your gift will provide community members seeds for a seed bank and provide sustainable agriculture training, empowering Haitians to provide food for their families and increasing food security. Haitians will have access to reasonably priced food that they grow themselves.
Oxen provide a myriad of useful functions for farmers. They plow, transport, haul cargo, thresh grain, and irrigate land. Supplying a farming organization with an ox is a costly investment that most Haitians think of as an intangible dream. Oxen significantly raise the productivity of land and help to cultivate a wide variety of crops including: millet, beans, tomatoes, cabbage, and corn. This gift provides the oxen, plow and requisite training to care for and signal commands to oxen.
Haitian farmers raising crops generally lack the proper tools to do an effective job. Your gift will help start a much needed community tool bank of hoes, picks, and rakes for farmers to use in cultivating the land. The Lambi Fund, with your assistance, will train women and men how to safely and effectively use the tools- furthering productivity and lightening workloads.
Access to clean drinking water is a serious problem in Haiti. Drinking unsanitary water causes diarrheal illness and other water based diseases, much of which accounts for high mortality rates among children under the age of five. These clearly curable illnesses can be significantly reduced with the gift of a rain water cistern.
Haiti is luck in that they receive substantial amounts of rainfall throughout the year. Cisterns provide a way to capture and store over 4,500 gallons of rainwater. The use of faucets at the base of the cistern ensures water purity and conservation, while easily allowing community members reliable access. Girls can attend school instead of walking countless miles to retrieve water. The gift of water not only improves productivity and health, but empowers women and girls.
Communities in rural Haiti are growing coffee to provide a whole new source of income for their families. Think about purchasing a coffee plant so that coffee farmers can grow and purchase more processed coffee beans that can be sold on the international market. Your gift of coffee beans will provide farmers with modernized means to process coffee in their organization's coffee cooperative. Higher quality coffee will open doors of opportunity.
The majority of crops in Haiti are rain-fed. This, in addition to poor soil quality and desertification from deforestation, leaves agricultural crops incredibly susceptible to environmental fluctuations. Irrigation canals alleviate some of these stresses by ensuring a consistent supply of water for crops. Your gift will build ten meters of an irrigation canal in a rural farming community. Improved productivity and increased crop outputs make a significant impact not only for rural farmers, but entire communities.
Looking to make a substantial contribution to women and communities in Haiti? Grain mills are incredibly profitable investments, yet most Haitians lack the training and capital required to establish a fully functioning mill. Grain mills process grains such as corn and millet into flour, which increases the product value when sold at market.
In Haiti, women often run grain mills and sell the milling services to local farmers for a fee. The income earned from the milling service helps build income for women, which is seen to positively impact the greater well-being of children and communities time and time again.
Women make up 70% of the world's poor and produce 80% of the developing world's food, yet they own less than 1% of the world's land. Sadly, this rings true in Haiti. Lambi Fund understands that the hope for a sustainable, poverty-free, and economically thriving Haiti cannot be achieved without the help of women. Women are overlooked by government programs, receive lower wages, and have fewer opportunities for education.
By giving the gift of women's empowerment, you recognize that women are valuable resources in society and that they can act as powerful agents of change given the opportunity. Haitian women want a way out, not a hand-out. Help provide leadership, organizational, and technical training to women. As they gain more skills, the number of women running for office and becoming leaders in Haiti's communities multiplies greatly. Through this gift, you can help create a strong future for women and their families through leadership training.
In Haiti, it takes an entire village — and you — to ensure citizens can make a living. Help start a community-led micro-credit fund that enable struggling Haitians to take out affordable loans to start micro-enterprises. With today's cost of living, outside credit lenders make high interest rates unreasonable. Here, micro funds empower the community, provide income from interest earned and offer a leg up in starting local businesses.
Help Haiti build a beautiful tomorrow and conserve their precious environment. Give the gift of trees to promote reforestation throughout the country's degraded land. Provide Haitian farmers with the resources necessary to practice sustainable agriculture by offering innovative farming methods, training, and access to affordable organic pesticides, tools, and seed varieties that promote biodiversity.
The Lambi Fund offers community organizations all over Haiti a start on a seemingly impossible journey — to food security and a dependable income. Imagine the possibilities!
Your gift provides an entire farm's worth of seeds, training, resources, and tools. Community organizations will have access to tool banks, high quality seeds, and clean water, as well as valuable training in agriculture and leadership.
Fund a sustainable development project and help move an entire community organization to self-reliance. This includes a sustainable development project chosen by the organization, and developing it into a community-run entrepreneurial activity with components for reforestation, sustainable agriculture training, organic farming techniques, democratic methods, a micro-credit fund, project management skills, training and gender equity! It becomes a holistic solution that creates lasting change in economic development, environmental sustainability and social equality. The bottom-up collaborative model of the Lambi Fund is what makes it work.
What a wonderful way to empower Haiti, and offer hope for the future!
Gifts symbolically represent the work of The Lambi Fund in Haiti. In order to help the greatest number of families achieve self-reliance, we do not use our limited resources to track gifts to distribution. Lambi Fund will pool your gifts with others and use them where they are most needed and can do the most good. Together, we can transform entire communities and fight hunger and poverty in Haiti!
By Esther Powers
I am a retired, senior citizen and don't have much money to spare, so I give to the Lambi Fund. I love knowing that a family will get a goat for milk and at some time may have a whole herd of goats, all because of my gift. That's the greatest feeling there is. Helping one family become self-sufficient is exactly what I want to do with my donation.