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Haiti Cheri

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A beautiful beach in Haiti

A beautiful beach in Haiti

Women cooking in Haiti

Women cooking in Haiti

The road to democracy

The road to democracy

"The road to real democracy is a long one, but we have set our feet on that road and we will not turn back!" —Josette Perard, Lambi Fund's country director

Port Salut

Port Salut

Mountains beyond mountains

Mountains beyond mountains

Local fishermen at Port Salut

Local fishermen at Port Salut

Beautiful Haiti Mountainside

Beautiful Haiti Mountainside

Gazing out at the Hills of Haiti

Gazing out at the Hills of Haiti

Donkey transporting produce

Donkey transporting produce

Donkeys are used to transport produce to the market to sell

Women cooking corn flour

Women cooking corn flour

Women are cooking corn flour, processed in mill built with Lambi's support

Home with colorful door

Home with colorful door

A home with a colorful door in Northwest Haiti

The children of Mapou Rollin

The children of Mapou Rollin

The children of Mapou Rollin enjoying a concert of AWOZAM

Boys playing soccer

Boys playing soccer

Boys playing a lively round of soccer in the streets of Northwest Haiti

Beautiful Haiti Mountainside

Beautiful Haiti Mountainside

AWOZAM drummers

AWOZAM drummers

Dancing to the rhythms of the AWOZAM drummers

All women's group called AWOZAM

All women's group called AWOZAM

A popular all women's musical group called AWOZAM singing and dancing

The dancing of AWOZAM is amazing!

The dancing of AWOZAM is amazing!

A popular all women's musical group called AWOZAM singing and dancing

Agriculture

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Women working on their crops

Women working on their crops

Irrigation canal fun!

Irrigation canal fun!

In addition to watering crops, the irrigation canal has many uses including a water slide! We nicknamed these boys the 'Haitian luge team'

Sprouting crops

Sprouting crops

Sprouting crops thanks to a newly installed irrigation pump

Women sorting beans to sell

Women sorting beans to sell

Women sorting beans to sell in the market

Rice is a staple of the Haitian diet

Rice is a staple of the Haitian diet

Rice is a staple of the Haitian diet. The rice grown locally, as shown in this paddy, must compete with cheap imported rice dumped on Haiti as food aid [Photo by: Maggie Steber]

Plantain crop

Plantain crop

Garden watered with motorized pump

Garden watered with motorized pump

Garden watered with a motorized pump in Northwest Haiti

Market

Market

Like parents everywhere, Haitians work hard to care for and educate their children, hoping that their children's lives will be easier than their own [Photo by: Paul Bick]

Discussion on irrigation project

Discussion on irrigation project

Haiti Director Josette Perard and Field Director Ferry Pierre-Charles listen intently while APMR leaders discuss the irrigation project funded by Lambi Fund

Irrigation Projects

Irrigation Projects

Lambi Fund irrigation projects like this one enable farmers to cultivate many more acres of land than they could have otherwise

Irrigation canal

Irrigation canal

An irrigation canal in Mapou Rollin

Harvesting Spring Onions and Thyme

Harvesting Spring Onions and Thyme

Harvesting spring onions and thyme at a spice farm

Countryside family

Countryside family

The majority of Haitians live in the countryside and rely on agriculture to feed their families [Photo by: Paul Bick]

APMR Leaders

APMR Leaders

APMR leaders discuss how they solved community issues with the construction of an irrigation canal

Grain Mills

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A grain mill in action

A grain mill in action

Womens' Group Mill

Womens' Group Mill

In this Lambi Fund project, a womens' group owns and operates its own mill, providing a much needed service to hundreds of local women at an affordable price.

Operating a motorized grain miller

Operating a motorized grain miller

A woman operates the motorized grain miller

Winnowing Grain

Winnowing Grain

Sweeping Grains

Sweeping Grains

Sweeping grains after they've dried out in the sun

Soaking Millet

Soaking Millet

Millet, a popular grain in Haiti, must be soaked in water before being milled. Lambi Fund has begun building rainwater cisterns near mills to facilitate mill operations

Rice Mill Grand Opening

Rice Mill Grand Opening

This is a grand opening of a rice mill financed by Lambi Fund. "No more long and unsafe journeys to neighboring mills," the villagers rejoice, "we will not be robbed on the road—we and our neighbors can mill our rice safely."

On the road to sustainability

On the road to sustainability

With the mill, members can earn revenues by offering services to local rice producers and merchants. Thanks to the Lambi Fund, they are well on their way to sustainability!

Newly Built Grain Mill

Newly Built Grain Mill

Motorized Miller

Motorized Miller

Milling grains with a motorized miller (versus by hand) greatly increases the quality of grains and resale values

Milling Grain

Milling Grain

The task of milling grain falls on women in Haiti. Often they have to walk long distances carrying their loads on their heads in order to access a grain mill

Local commerce

Local commerce

The grain mills have become a source of local commerce. Women come to the mills to sell bread, dried fish, produce, and other goods

Grains to be milled

Grains to be milled

A woman brings her grains to be milled at the grain mill run by APS members in Sel

Gathering the milled grains

Gathering the milled grains

Freshly baked bread

Freshly baked bread

This woman sells her freshly baked bread to grain mill customers

Cries of Joy

Cries of Joy

"It's not a funeral," sing the women, "these are cries of joy, celebrating our new mill built in partnership with the Lambi Fund."

Bookkeeping and Management Skills

Bookkeeping and Management Skills

These women were taught bookkeeping and management skills to effectively oversee grain mill operations

Access to Affordable Milling

Access to Affordable Milling

Thanks to Lambi Fund grain mills, thousands of women now have access to affordable milling services in their communities

Reforestation

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Arial View of Deforestation

Arial View of Deforestation

An aerial view of deforested Haiti at the border of a much greener Dominican Republic

Women Overseeing Care of Nurseries

Women Overseeing Care of Nurseries

Women play an important role in overseeing the care of tree nurseries and teaching the importance of agro-forestry in their communities

Tree Seedlings Ready for Planting

Tree Seedlings Ready for Planting

Tree seedlings in bags ready for planting

Tree Seedlings

Tree Seedlings

Tree seedlings at different levels of maturation

Tree Nursery in Southwest Haiti

Tree Nursery in Southwest Haiti

Peasant Organization Standing Strong

Peasant Organization Standing Strong

This peasant organization is standing strong and ready to rebuild and replant after 2008 hurricanes wiped out many plants. Thanks to Lambi Fund, new nurseries of fruit and forest trees will reforest critical watershed sites

OPB Member Tends to Seedlings

OPB Member Tends to Seedlings

An OPB member tends the seedlings in the tree nursery

Newly Replanted Area

Newly Replanted Area

Member's Plant Seedlings

Member's Plant Seedlings

Members plant seedlings in plastic sacks. Later when they reach a height of two feet, they will transplant them to deforested areas

Members of ODEPERIB grow seedlings

Members of ODEPERIB grow seedlings

Members of ODEPERIB grow seedlings in tree nurseries and then transplant them to deforested areas

Members of ABKV

Members of ABKV

Man Points Proudly

Man Points Proudly

Man points proudly at his reforested mountainside

Flourishing Tree Nursery

Flourishing Tree Nursery

Flourishing community-managed tree nursery

Eroded Mountainside near Kasis

Eroded Mountainside near Kasis

Eroded mountainside near Kasis

Deforested Hillside

Deforested Hillside

A deforested hillside in Haiti—due to deforestation less than 1% of Haiti's trees remain

Clean Water

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Water Cistern

Water Cistern

This water cistern, built with Lambi Fund's support, is part of a local grassroots initiative to supply water to 45 families in rural areas

Retrieving Water

Retrieving Water

These girls can go to school now that they no longer have to spend most of their day retrieving water

Potable Water Sources

Potable Water Sources

Lambi Fund helps communities tap potable water sources such as this one

Nearby Water Source

Nearby Water Source

Women are glad to have a nearby water source so they do not have to carry water long distances

Konbit Members Cistern

Konbit Members Cistern

Konbit 2004 members also wanted a solution for the lack of potable drinking water; This is one of five cisterns built; They plan to build five more next year

Clean Drinking Water

Clean Drinking Water

This rainwater cistern provides an entire community with clean drinking water

Cistern Catching Rainfall

Cistern Catching Rainfall

This enclosed cistern catches rainfall from the roof and safely stores it  ensuring the water stays clean and does not get contaminated

Carrying Water

Carrying Water

Photo by: Paul Bick

Ox-Plowing Service

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Bountiful Harvests

Bountiful Harvests

Farmers who lost everything during the 2008 hurricanes achieved bountiful harvests thanks to the ox-plow project supported by the Lambi Fund!

Veterinary Care

Veterinary Care

Lambi Fund provides veterinary care to ensure the oxen stay healthy

Training in Ox-Plow Use

Training in Ox-Plow Use

TKL — Oscar Romero members were trained in ox-plow use and management

Striving for Greater Sustainability

Striving for Greater Sustainability

Adopting the name of Nicaragua's champion of the people, TKL — Oscar Romero relies on its ox-plow project to strive for greater sustainability

TKL-Oscar Romero President

TKL-Oscar Romero President

TKL —Oscar Romero's president said, "My community asked me to lead and Lambi Fund taught me how."

Local Farmers Rent Out Ox-Plow

Local Farmers Rent Out Ox-Plow

Ox-driven plows are a reliable and appropriate technology which greatly enhance food production and farmers' profits. In this Lambi Fund project, a local farmers organization rents out its cooperatively-owned ox-plow to members at reasonable rates

Increased Production

Increased Production

Prior to the ox-plow project, lands were farmed by hand, leaving many fields uncultivated and production low. Now the farmers increase production with the ox plows

Animal Breeding

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Baby Piglets

Baby Piglets

Little, baby piglets! Offspring from the pig breeding project

Sustainable Incomes

Sustainable Incomes

Revenue from the sale of pigs provides sustainable incomes to families

Strong Demand for Goat Meat

Strong Demand for Goat Meat

Goat meat is a popular food in Haiti, so there is a strong demand for it at the market

Pig Breeding Projects

Pig Breeding Projects

Lambi Fund supports several pig breeding projects which provide a hearty, well-adapted breed of pig. In Haiti, pigs are like money in a bank, only more reliable

New Opportunities

New Opportunities

Members of ADZK, like this woman, will be able to feed their children and send them to school thanks to the pig

Sustainable way out of poverty

Sustainable way out of poverty

Goats provide a sustainable way out of poverty

Women's Equality

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Backbone of the Retail Economy

Backbone of the Retail Economy

Women are the backbone of the retail economy in Haiti. Most foodstuffs and household items are sold by women vendors in open air markets like this one

Women's Conference

Women's Conference

Josette teaching a women's conference

Women Members of ODEPERIB

Women Members of ODEPERIB

Women members of ODEPERIB listen and participate in a lively discussion on gender equity

Welcoming and Friendly Members

Welcoming and Friendly Members

Members of partner organizations throughout Haiti are welcoming and friendly

Rural Market

Rural Market

Selling goods at a rural market. [Photo by: Paul Bick]

Proud Members

Proud Members

Proud members at group's grain mill inauguration ceremony

President of Oscar Romero

President of Oscar Romero

Benilia, President of Oscar Romero: Community Ox-Plow Service

President of Fruit Preserves Company

President of Fruit Preserves Company

President of successful fruit preserves companynow selling goods throughout Haiti!

Positions of Leadership

Positions of Leadership

ODTPG elected Livanie to be the organization's treasurer. As a direct result of Lambi Fund's leadership training for women, female members of peasant organizations are vying for positions of leadership

Numerous Women's Groups

Numerous Women's Groups

The Lambi Fund of Haiti partners with numerous women's groups in Haiti working for economic justice, democracy, sustainable development and gender equity

Jelly-Making Enterprise

Jelly-Making Enterprise

With Lambi Fund's support, a women's group began their own jelly-making enterprise. The women turned fruit that would otherwise have spoiled into jams, jellies, and fruit juices and sold them at local schools and in the market

Goods to Sell

Goods to Sell

Woman heading to the market with goods to sell. [Photo by: Paul Bick]

Gender Equity in Action

Gender Equity in Action

Gender equity in action. Elections were held for this group with three female candidates vying for the executive post!

Fishing

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Fish Farm in South Haiti

Fish Farm in South Haiti

A man handles fish netted at his organization's fish farm in South Haiti

Sifting Through The Nets

Sifting Through The Nets

Sifting through the nets to see how many fish were caught

Setting Up Nets

Setting Up Nets

Men working to get the nets set up to catch fish

Prior to New Boat

Prior to New Boat

Prior to AGPS's new motorboat, fishermen typically fished using boats like this. They're extremely dangerous and many lives were lost at sea

Preparing for Maiden Voyage

Preparing for Maiden Voyage

Members proudly prepare for the maiden voyage aboard their newly purchased Lambi Fund fishing boat

Preparing and Selling Fish

Preparing and Selling Fish

Fishing is the way of life in NW Haiti. Women prepare and sell the fish men catch at local markets…making fish an integral part of family incomes

New Motor

New Motor

Members of APGS carry the new motor to their fishing boat in preparations for launch

New Cage

New Cage

A new cage fishermen will use to catch fish more effectively while out at sea

Local Fishermen

Local Fishermen

Local fishermen take the new boat out for a 'test drive'

Large Nets to Catch Fish

Large Nets to Catch Fish

Men using large nets to catch fish at a Lambi Fund fish farm

Further Into The Sea

Further Into The Sea

The new fishing boat will allow fishermen to go further into the sea—allowing them to catch more fish

Freshly Painted Boat

Freshly Painted Boat

APGS proudly displays their freshly painted Lambi Fund fishing boat

Fishing Community in NW Haiti

Fishing Community in NW Haiti

Boats at a fishing community in NW Haiti

Plantain Propagation

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Center for Plantain Propagations

Center for Plantain Propagations

Haitians are learning how to successfully raise plantains at this training center. Funds are needed to support the Center for Plantain Propagations next phase

Valuable Source of Increased Income

Valuable Source of Increased Income

The sale of delicious plantain chips provide CPP members with a valuable source of increased income

Transplanted in the Field

Transplanted in the Field

The small plantain plants are transplanted in the field

Sprouts Placed in Plastic Bags

Sprouts Placed in Plastic Bags

After 40 days the sprouts are placed in plastic bags in a nursery

Planted for 40 Days

Planted for 40 Days

Then planted for 40 days in wood chips

Plantain Germoir

Plantain Germoir

Another picture of a plantain germoir

Plantain Chips

Plantain Chips

Members of the CPP have learned how to make plantain chips to sell in schools and at local markets

In a Germoir

In a Germoir

In a germoir (a small, warm greenhouse)

Demonstrating Method of Propagating

Demonstrating Method of Propagating

AGPGM member demonstrates the method of propagating plantains. First plants are peeled and sliced into sections

Delegates Examine Larger Plantains

Delegates Examine Larger Plantains

Delegates examine the larger plantains

Honeybee Keeping

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Women Beekeepers Sample Honey

Women Beekeepers Sample Honey

Women beekeepers sample their delicious honey

Tools and Equipment

Tools and Equipment

These are some of the tools and equipment used to make honeybee farming more productive

Sustainable Incomes

Sustainable Incomes

Thanks to these modernized honey-making techniques, SASH members are achieving sustainable incomes and teaching neighboring communities how to make honey

SASH member uses a 'smoker'

SASH member uses a 'smoker'

This SASH member uses a 'smoker' to disorient bees and help expedite the process of honey-making

Modern Boxes Provided by Lambi Fund

Modern Boxes Provided by Lambi Fund

These modern boxes provided by Lambi Fund improve efficiency, productivity and the quality of honey produced

Honey Production is Moving Forward

Honey Production is Moving Forward

Honey production is moving forward in spite of hurricane setbacks

Hollowed Out Logs Formerly Used

Hollowed Out Logs Formerly Used

Beekeepers formerly used hollowed out logs like this one to cultivate beehives

Children Eagerly Watch Their Parents

Children Eagerly Watch Their Parents

A group of children eagerly watch their parents conduct a meeting regarding their local beekeeping enterprises

Benefits of Honey

Benefits of Honey

Beekeepers talk about the benefits of honey and its by-products. They sell the honey and the bee pollen as fair trade entrepreneurs

Beekeeper Equipment

Beekeeper Equipment

Beekeeper equipment like this protect SASH members from the honeybees

Children

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These Children Go to School Now

These Children Go to School Now

These children go to school now that their families are living sustainably thanks to Lambi Fund

Sitting with Mother

Sitting with Mother

Little cutie sitting with her mother at a local meeting

She Clearly Could Be a Model

She Clearly Could Be a Model

She clearly could be a model

Play Ball!

Play Ball!

Our Friend Stanley

Our Friend Stanley

This is our friend Stanely…he's a sweetheart

Malnourished and Protein Deprived

Malnourished and Protein Deprived

You can tell malnourished, protein deprived children by their red-tinged hair

Healthy and Happy Children

Healthy and Happy Children

Self-sustaining communities raise healthy and happy children!

Hamming it Up for the Camera

Hamming it Up for the Camera

A little one hamming it up for the camera

Haiti's Next Generation

Haiti's Next Generation

Haiti's next generation

Children Going to School

Children Going to School

Thanks to clean water, parents now spend money to send children to school instead of taking sick children to the clinic

Better Chance for Survival

Better Chance for Survival

This baby has a better chance for survival now that her parents own pigs

Grassroots Organizations

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Beniliea, TKLs First Women President

Beniliea, TKLs First Women President

Beniliea, TKLs first women president, has benefited from gender equity training and womens leadership training from the Lambi Fund

Women Sing a Welcome Song

Women Sing a Welcome Song

We felt welcomed everywhere we went. Here women sing a welcome song for us

Women are Active Members

Women are Active Members

Women are active members of the grassroots movement  through meeting together they gain new skills and new confidence in themselves

Strong Orgs Assume Leadership

Strong Orgs Assume Leadership

Strong organizations assume leadership in times of crisis. Members of Mapou Rollin made these makeshift repairs to a damaged canal after a storm

Songs Often Used to Encourage

Songs Often Used to Encourage

Songs are often used by grassroots groups to animate meetings and to encourage participants to reflect on how they can together change their country for the better

Solving Community Issues

Solving Community Issues

APMR members discuss how they solved community issues

Raising the Standard of Living

Raising the Standard of Living

Grassroots groups like this one organize themselves to administer economic development projects to increase local agricultural production and raise the standard of living of rural residents

Lambi Fund Staff

Lambi Fund Staff

Lambi Fund staff listen intently as grassroots leaders talk at a local meeting

Improved Economic Opportunities

Improved Economic Opportunities

Members of the Center for Plantain Propagation discuss how the center has improved economic opportunities in their community

Community Empowerment and Training

Community Empowerment and Training

Women grassroots leaders at a Lambi Fund community empowerment and training session

2010 Earthquake

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Boarding a Bus to Seek Refuge

Boarding a Bus to Seek Refuge

Earthquake survivors pile onto a tap-tap bus in a mass exodus. Over 500,000 people left the city to seek refuge with family and friends in the rural provinces

Women of KOFAVIV Gather

Women of KOFAVIV Gather

Women of KOFAVIV, a women's group against violence, gather at a meeting in a tent city. Their building and homes were destroyed in the quake. Photo by: Roberto (Bear) Guerra]

Village of Tents

Village of Tents

A village of tents in rural Haiti [Photo by: Roberto (Bear) Guerra]

Tent Villages Throughout Haiti

Tent Villages Throughout Haiti

Tent villages are scattered throughout Haiti

Streets Covered in Rubble

Streets Covered in Rubble

One of the countless streets covered in rubble after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti on January 12, 2010

Shelter Made with Spare Scraps

Shelter Made with Spare Scraps

A shelter made in rural Haiti with spare scraps and materials

Seeking Medical Care

Seeking Medical Care

Earthquake survivors anxiously board a truck and seek medical care

Mounds and Mounds of Rubble

Mounds and Mounds of Rubble

Mounds and mounds of rubble litter neighborhoods and streets

Members of KOFAVIV

Members of KOFAVIV

Members of the womens group KOFAVIV at an earthquake rebuilding meeting [Photo by: Roberto (Bear) Guerra]

Waiting for Truck to Countryside

Waiting for Truck to Countryside

Earthquake survivors anxiously board a truck to flee Port-au-Prince for the countryside

Distributing Lambi Fund Grants

Distributing Lambi Fund Grants

Members of a grassroots organization distribute emergency Lambi Fund grants to purchase life essentials like food, water, and shelter

Completely Leveled Building

Completely Leveled Building

A completely leveled building

Contact
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Phone: 202.772.2372

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