Lambi Fund of Haiti Launches `After the Storms` Emergency Fund, Focuses on Rebuilding Sustainable Development Projects in Haiti

Released on: October 3, 2008, 10:46 pm

Press Release Author: Blueprint Creative Group

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Lambi Fund’s “After the Storms” emergency fund will invest in
and support rebuilding efforts that addresses food security, sustainable
agriculture, reforestation, and community investments.

Press Release Body: MIAMI, FL, October 8, 2008 – Haiti’s recent hurricanes killed
over 500 people, destroyed thousands of homes, and displaced a reported one million
Haitians. Perhaps, more crippling to the local Haitian economy, the recent
hurricanes also destroyed hundreds of peasant led projects supported by the Lambi
Fund of Haiti, which provided food and income to thousands of families. Meanwhile,
many of the Lambi Fund’s partner organizations also lost crops and livestock,
including goats, pigs, sheep, chickens, and cows- all of which were a part of the
non-profit organization’s sustainable agriculture, animal husbandry, and sustainable
development programs that focused on self-sufficiency and economic empowerment of
the Haitian people. The island nation also suffered contamination of its water
supply and experienced significant tree damage. Consequently, in an effort to fund
and support the rebuilding of peasant-led sustainable development projects destroyed
by the hurricanes, the Lambi Fund of Haiti has launched the “After the Storms”
emergency fund and will focus on helping the people of Haiti become self-sustaining
as soon as possible.

In keeping with the Lambi Fund’s bottom up approach to development, the disaster
relief and reconstruction model adheres to basic principles that rely on relief and
reconstruction operations conducted within the context of sustainable development
and self-sufficiency of the Haitian people. Through the “After the Storms” emergency
fund, Lambi Fund of Haiti will aggressively support programs based on these basic
principles. The non-profit’s community microcredit program will help members of
peasant organizations buy food and other necessary items (not as a loan) vital to
their rebuilding. Lambi Fund will recapitalize microenterprise funds run by peasant
organizations so that its members can secure microenterprise loans to replenish and
continue their small businesses. The non-profit will also purchase seeds and tools
for the farming organizations whose crops were destroyed as well as purchase pigs,
goats, and chickens for quick recapitalization of the livestock that was washed away
from the storms. Furthermore, Lambi Fund will continue its reforestation project in
partnership with the Green Belt Movement founded by Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize winner,
Wangari Maathai, and continue planting trees as part of its one million trees goal.
Ultimately, by rebuilding the local agricultural economy and addressing the root
causes that leads to significant devastation by storms, Lambi Fund of Haiti looks
forward to supporting Haiti’s efforts towards food security and helping its partner
organizations, families, and Haitian communities become self-sustainable.

Lambi Fund of Haiti is seeking donations and funding from organizations that provide
emergency and disaster relief funding to assist rural partners as they rebuild their
lives and re-engage in activities that will sustain their families and their
communities. To support the sustainable development efforts of Lambi Fund of Haiti,
please visit and make an online donation or mail a check to Lambi Fund
of Haiti, PO Box 18955, Washington, DC 20036.

About Lambi Fund of Haiti

Lambi Fund of Haiti supports and invests in grassroots efforts focusing on
sustainable development, environmental integrity, and social and economic
empowerment of the Haitian people. Their programs include community micro-credit,
animal husbandry, reforestation efforts, and organizational and leadership training.


Fabiola Fleuranvil of Blueprint Creative Group
for Lambi Fund of Haiti
(404) 437-0078

Web Site:

Contact Details: 1124 Park
Miami, FL 33142

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