What a great day for Lambi Fund! On Saturday August 8, 2009, our very talented and committed Deputy Director Leonie Hermantin received the 2009 Community Service Award from the Haitian Diaspora Unity Congress.
She was honored for her outreach work in advocating for sustainable agriculture and reforestation in Haiti’s rural communities.
Past recipients of this prestigious award include Jacqueline Charles of the Miami Herald and Wyclef Jean of the Yéle Foundation.
This year’s monumental four day event in Miami included speakers and issues of concern to Haiti and Haitian Diaspora, with keynote speakers including Bill Clinton, UN’s Special Envoy to Haiti, and Michèle Duvivier Pierre-Louis, the Prime Minister of Haiti.
Ms. Hermantin also participated in several engaging workshops about peasant-led reforestation and sustainable agriculture programs in Haiti.