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Causes: Economic Development, International, International Agricultural Development, International Economic Development, Microfinance

Mission: The Lambi Fund’s mission is to support the democratic movement in Haiti; we do so by providing funding and training for small rural development projects run by grassroots organizations which empower people economically and socially.

Results: For the past 17 years, Lambi Fund has partnered with over 175 grassroots organizations in rural Haiti with more than 1 million Haitians have been impacted.

Target demographics: Lambi Fund works in partnership with rural grassroots peasant organizations to support economic justice, democracy and sustainable development in Haiti.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,000's of Haitians

Programs: The Lambi Fund is currently supporting over 20 projects, concentrating on the following Program Initiatives: Sustainable Development — Sustainable agricultural projects help increase food security and income for peasant families. Many of these projects benefit women, who bear more of the burden in the agricultural economy. Community Micro-credit — Members of a community organization band together to form collective micro-enterprise funds to provide one another with much needed capital to start self-sustaining community projects. Animal Husbandry — In rural Haiti, wealth is measured in pigs and goats. For years, as conditions worsened in Haiti, the number of pigs and goats dwindled. Thanks to the self-sufficient projects run by grassroots groups, pig and goat breeding is again on the rise and contributing to the economic development of rural communities. Environment — The conservation of Haiti's waning natural resources is central to all Lambi Fund projects. Community cisterns and irrigation systems help communities secure safe and efficient water supplies while community reforestation projects curb deforestation — the most rapid in the Western Hemisphere. Organizational and Leadership Training — Along side our routine technical and management training programs, Lambi Fund provides organizational and leadership development training programs for peasant organizations and women's associations. For a complete list of Lambi Fund's projects please visit: http://www.lambifund.org/programs_new.shtml

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