The COVID-19 pandemic is trickling its way through Haiti. There is no healthcare system to withstand this crisis; the hospitals are already overwhelmed and they lack the necessary medical staff and equipment to effectively treat the communities they serve. Our rural partners are unable to shelter in place because everything that they depend on to survive is out in the field. They must work them daily, but do not have the basic knowledge to protect themselves.
Lambi Fund's emergency response program will contribute towards the health and safety of 60 grassroots organizations. They will be provided with the necessary knowledge, tools and equipment to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus among their families and communities. Nalda Odeus, Founder of AFAGM (Gros-Morne Association of Women in Action), says "without Lambi standing by us with this project, we would have no other support. Lambi's training on awareness of the virus is giving us strength and hope."
The grassroots organizations, which are situated in the Northern and Southern regions of Haiti, have begun to receive training on the spread of the virus and how to limit its affect on their families and neighbors. That is over 3,000 organization members and more than 150,000 community members that will gain the knowledge necessary to protect themselves and the people around them against the COVID-19 virus. It is affecting everyone around the world. Right now, we are fighting to save the lives of our brothers and sisters in Haiti. Hand washing stations and personal protective equipment are direly needed in the countryside. They will help save the lives of over 3,000 families in Haiti.
Learn more about our efforts and stay updated on our progress here!