Lambi Fund of Haiti Earthquake Recovery
Lambi Fund of Haiti has conducted rural meetings with peasants from the 175 rural communities we have worked with over the past 16 years. In our usual bottom-up model, we are asking the peasants for their immediate needs and to prioritize rebuilding efforts. Asking the people what they need — what a concept!
As a result, Lambi Fund is implementing a four-phase plan to help cope with this mass exodus:
- Food and emergency essentials to those migrating from Port-au-Prince to rural areas.
- Repair damage in rural communities
- Expand sustainable agriculture programs to meet the increased demand for food in rural areas
- Increase opportunities for sustainable income for those displaced by the earthquake so that the influx of people migrating to countryside can start earning sustainable livelihoods
Specific details for rebuilding:
- Provide seeds, tools and equipment for peasant groups to plant more crops to feed local communities.
- Rebuild grain mills, sugar cane mills, and other economic development community enterprises lost in the earthquake. These buildings are the centers of communities’ economic livelihoods.
- Recapitalize micro–credit funds run by peasant organizations so that people can replenish and continue their small businesses.
- Repair rainwater cisterns so people will have a supply of safe drinking water.
- Plant trees critically needed to stabilize topsoil and prevent mudslides
- Create strong partnerships with a coalition of like-minded groups working together to rebuild Haiti.
- Take a leadership role in advocacy for the voice of the people.
Or Send a check to:
Lambi Fund of Haiti
PO Box 18955
Washington DC 20036