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Lambi Fund of Haiti Vows to Support Farmers Affected by Hurricane-Devastated Crops
Published on: October 4th, 2008 12:21am by: ffabulous1
Miami, FL (OPENPRESS) October 6, 2008 --
Back-to-back storms ravaged through Haiti, destroyed its agricultural sector, and set the country ten steps backwards in its effort towards achieving food security. A country slowly overcoming April’s food riots is now left to battle famine, extreme malnutrition, and homelessness.
For over ten years, the Lambi Fund of Haiti has worked tirelessly to support and invest in grassroots efforts focusing on sustainable development, environmental integrity, and economic empowerment of the Haitian people only to have some of these efforts washed away in the past month’s tumultuous storms. Irrigation canals have been destroyed and crops swept away, but Lambi Fund of Haiti vows to help Haiti rebuild.
In the aftermath of the hurricanes, the people of Haiti have received a tremendous amount of relief support and food aid from their American neighbors and international community. The waters have since receded and as the people of Haiti have found temporary solace, they must nonetheless face the daunting task of rebuilding their lives. With crops and herds of farm animals washed away, the cost of staple foods is sure to rise even higher than before, and farmers who earned a living by selling their crops are faced with bare fields and lost crops.
While temporary food aid will be needed, the only viable solution to Haiti’s food crisis remains grounded in its long-term investments in its agricultural sector and the promotion of local food production.
Lambi Fund of Haiti’s Center of Plantain Propagation is helping in rapid reproduction of healthy plantain trees to replace rice and banana crops destroyed in the wake of the storms.
Cisterns and irrigation canals rebuilt after the devastation from 2004’s Tropical Storm Jeanne and destroyed for a second time by Haiti’s recent storms will have to be rebuilt once again by Lambi Fund of Haiti. Partner organizations and their communities who have lost pigs, goats, cows, and other farm animals will now require support from Lambi Fund of Haiti to fund their animal breeding projects and become self-sustainable again. Consequently, the non-profit will intensify its grassroots efforts in Haiti and continue working towards sustainable development.
As a non-profit organization Lambi Fund of Haiti relies on generous donations to help make its programs available, and now more than ever Lambi Fund is in dire need of funding. To support the sustainable development efforts of Lambi Fund of Haiti, please visit LambiFund.org 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 provides financial resources, training, and technical assistance to peasant-led community organizations that promote the social and economic empowerment of the Haitian people. Their programs focus on sustainable development, community micro-credit, animal husbandry, restoring environmental integrity, and organizational and leadership training.
Fabiola Fleuranvil of Blueprint Creative Group
for Lambi Fund of Haiti
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