Tet Kole - Bedo Peasants Together
TKB: 44 members - 24 women, 20 men
Lambi Fund has provided the resources for TKB to purchase 30 female and 14 male sheep to begin breeding and raise incomes for its 44 members (24 female and 20 male), who are also receiving training in environmentally sustainable sheep farming and veterinary care. The Lambi Fund is also helping to build a tree nursery, including seeds and tools for 20,000 seedlings, as well as train members on nursery management.
The Partnership for Change in Ravin Olyann
ACHVRO: 89 members with women's group, youth group, adult group
The members of ACHRVO are building a sugarcane mill, which will allow the community to transform the drought-resistant sugar cane they currently grow into syrup and sell it. The Lambi Fund is providing the resources to purchase building materials, including a motor and six ovens for syrup production, as well as training in mill construction, small business management, commercialization and mill operation. Lambi Fund is also helping to build a tree nursery, including seeds and tools for 20,000 seedlings, as well as train members on nursery management. In order to address the need for sanitation, three latrines were built in the mill while education on use and care for the latrines were provided.
The Coffee Cooperative of Peasants from Gwomòn
KOKAPEG: 805 members - 51 groups
KOKAPEG's members are making their coffee production more efficient by modernizing their processing plant and growing their output in a two stage project using resources provided by Lambi Fund. In Phase 1, KOKAPEG is purchasing a coffee pulper to attach to their decorticating machine, which allows them to process the coffee beans more quickly. During Phase II, KOKAPEG will purchase 25,000 pounds of coffee beans from local farmers, process the beans and store them before shipping them to sell on the international market. In addition to these efforts, Lambi Fund is providing the resources to construct a tree nursery for 25,000 coffee seedlings and 6,000 shade trees, as well as training members in nursery preparation and management.
Community Credit Fund
The Small Church Committee - Oscar Romero
TKL- Oscar Romero: 85 members - 60 women, 25 men
Members of TKL - Oscar Romero would like to help their community become more self-reliant by cultivating more land and producing more food for the region. Lambi Fund is partnering with the organization to provide seed money for a community credit fund and the building of an operational structure. Loans will be provided to 50 farmers during the first lending period. Lambi Fund is also providing the resources to build a tree nursery, including the purchase of seeds and tools to plant 20,000 seedlings. TKL members are also attending workshops on the management of community credit funds and nurseries.
The Peasants Organization of Bige
OPB: 340 members - 128 women, 212 men
Members of OPB are modernizing their goat breeding practices to make farming and production more efficient in their community. Lambi Fund is granting them the resources to construct a veterinary pharmacy, 23 pens, purchase 230 female and 23 male goats and hire a veterinary technician. OPB members are receiving training in modern animal husbandry practices, forage production and conservation, and project management. Lambi Fund is also providing the resources to build a tree nursery and purchase the seeds and tools needed to plant 20,000 seedlings, while offering nursery management and reforestation training.
Peasant Movement for the Agricultural Development of Delann
MOPDAD: 98 members
MOPDAD's 98 members are partnering with the Lambi Fund to construct a grain mill that will enable the women of the community to mill their corn and millet close by, rather than traveling long distances on foot. As a tool that processes raw products, which is a value-added step in the supply chain, the mill will increase food security and personal incomes in the community. MOPDAD is supplying the land and labor to build the mill and a tree nursery. Lambi Fund is providing the resources to purchase the motorized mill, fund the construction of the mill building and tree nursery, purchase seeds and tools to plant 20,000 tree seedlings, and is training members on organizational management, mill operation and maintenance and reforestation.
Association for the Protection of the Environment of Gwomòn
APEG: 160 members
APEG is partnering with Lambi Fund to initiate a goat breeding project that aims to increase self-reliance within the community, improve living conditions and raise personal incomes. APEG will use resources provided by the Lambi Fund to purchase 132 goats, build enclosures and a veterinary pharmacy, hire a veterinary agent and plant 20,000 tree seedlings. In addition, Lambi Fund is providing training in goat breeding, organizational and leadership capacity building and seedling production.
St. Martin Youth Association for Community Development
AJSDC: 305 members
AJSDC is partnering with the Lambi Fund to build a grain mill, so that local corn, millet and rice farmers in this large community will have access to milling services which will increase food security and household incomes. AJSDC will provide the land and labor to build the mill, as well as the seeds, tools and materials needed to build a nursery and plant 20,000 seedlings. Lambi Fund is providing the resources to purchase the motorized mill, fund the construction of the mill building and tree nursery, and is training members on organizational management, mill operation and maintenance, and nursery building and reforestation.
Center for Plantain Propagation (CPP)
Lambi Fund and the CPP are continuing a partnership to strengthen and expand training to farmers cultivating plantains using the state-of-the-art PIF method. CPP is now an established source of healthy plantain trees in the region because members are trained in seedling production. Lambi Fund is providing the resources to purchase more seeds, tools and supplies and continues to provide training workshops.
The Heads Together Movement of Bodwa
MOTAB: 185 members - 108 women, 77 men
MOTAB's male members have partnered with Lambi Fund to improve goat breeding practices and farmers' incomes in their community. They are purchasing 100 goats and constructing nine pens with enclosures for the animals. The project aims to eliminate open grazing, which increases the rate of deforestation and soil erosion. In addition to funding, Lambi Fund is training 30 farmers on modern goat breeding practices, project management, and reforestation. The tools, seeds and supplies for a nursery to plant 20,000 seedlings have been provided as well.
Community Credit Fund
The Organization of Farmers from Dikòs
OPD: 70 members - 34 women, 36 men
Members of OPD have partnered with Lambi Fund to strengthen OPD's agricultural microcredit fund, with the aim of increasing crop inputs and harvest yields. Lambi Fund is providing resources to expand OPD's lending capacity and to build a 20,000 seedling tree nursery, as well as training in microcredit fund and organizational management.
Grain Storage and Community Credit Fund
The Association of Peasant Groups in Roji
AGPR-Roji: 304 members - 154 women, 150 men
AGPR-Roji's members are partnering with Lambi Fund to build a grain storage unit, enabling AGPR to store goods, such as seeds, peas, corn and peanuts, during the off-season. Using a grant from the Lambi Fund, AGPR has constructed a grain storage facility, purchased grains and created an agricultural credit fund for providing affordable loans to local farmers. The seeds, tools and supplies for a 20,000 seedling nursery have been provided as well. In addition, Lambi Fund is training members in project management, grain storage operations, and nursery management.
Ox-Plowing Service and Community Credit Fund
The Major Movement Fraternity
MFM: 70 members - 47 women, 23 men
Members of MFM are partnering with Lambi Fund launch an ox-plow service and community credit fund. Lambi Fund is funding the purchase of six oxen, three plows and ox-plow accessories and starter money for a credit fund which is providing farmers access to affordable loans during the planting season. Lambi Fund is also training members in project and credit fund management, while past Lambi Fund grant recipients in the area are providing training in ox-plow operation. Resources for the construction of a nursery, seeds and tools to plant 20,000 trees and training in nursery management are being offered as well.
The Peasant Movement of Lafrezilyè
MPL: 45 members
Members of MPL have partnered with the Lambi Fund to create a community credit fund and to launch an ox-plow service. Funding for the purchase four oxen, two plows and farming tools, such as hoes, carts, picks and pumps have been provided by Lambi Fund. The goal of this project is to increase land productivity and improve food security through the use ox-plows and low-interest loans for local farmers. Lambi Fund is providing veterinary care for the oxen for one year, until the organization has adequate funds from ox-plow service profits to cover the cost on their own. Training in project management, ox plow operation and animal care, microcredit fund management, organizational capacity building, and tree nursery construction and management has taken place as well. The resources needed to plant 20,000 seedlings in the area are being provided as well.
Organization of Farmers from Besi and Klona
OPBK: 54 members
OPBK's 54 members and Lambi Fund have partnered to create an ox-plow service with six oxen, three plows and tools, such as hoes, carts, picks and pumps, as well as a community credit fund to provide low-interest rate loans for members. Lambi Fund is providing the capital to purchase the aforementioned animals and equipment in addition to hiring a veterinary agent. Seeds and equipment and the construction of a nursery to plant 20,000 seedlings, training in project management, hay production and storage and tree nursery construction and management has been provided to members.
Seed Bank and Community Credit Fund
Peasant's Association for the Development of Barye Batan
AGPDB: 75 members
Lambi Fund has partnered with AGPDB's members to construct a grain storage and seed bank facility, as well as a community credit fund to provide affordable loans to farmers planting beans, corn and millet. AGPDB has provided the land and labor to build the storage facility and a tree nursery. In return, Lambi Fund is providing the seed money for the credit fund, as well as the resources to build the storage facility, seed bank and tree nursery and purchase the seeds needed to plant 20,000 seedlings. Training in community credit fund management, grain and seed storage, organizational development and reforestation are being offered as well.
Community Credit Fund and Savings
Peasant Association of the Lower River Mansel
AGPBRM: 201 members
Members of AGPBRM and Lambi Fund have partnered to create a community credit and savings fund that provides financial services to 40 women who need seed money to start small businesses. Lambi Fund is also providing the resources for AGPBRM to build a tree nursery, hire a nursery attendant and purchase seeds and tools to produce 20,000 seedlings. Training in microcredit management, organizational development and reforestation is being offered to members as well.
Tool Bank and Community Credit Fund
Association of Manioc Planters (APMA)
Lambi Fund is partnering with APMA to create a microcredit fund and a tool bank for 50 local farmers to increase manioc production. Lambi Fund is also providing manioc seeds and organic pesticides, the seeds and tools needed to produce 20,000 seedlings for a tree nursery and training in reforestation, management and sustainable agriculture techniques.