Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Meet US Board Member for the Lambi Fund of Haiti: Marie Marthe St.Cyr

The Lambi Fund of Haiti's Board President, Marie Marthe St. Cyr sat down with us to discuss how and why Lambi Fund is an agent of change in Haiti.

Watch what she has to say!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lambi Fund Releases its 2009 Annual Report

23 September 2010- The Lambi Fund of Haiti's 2009 Annual Report is finally here!  2009 was a very busy year for Lambi Fund as 12 new projects began and over 50,000 individuals were impacted.  Continued work in over 30 communities on 20 sustainable development projects throughout Haiti focused on the following program initiatives:

- Sustainable Agriculture
- Community Microcredit
- Animal Husbandry
- Environment
- Organizational and Leadership Training

The Lambi Fund of Haiti's 'Million Tree Campaign' is building momentum as over 300,000 fruit and forest trees were planted throughout Haiti in community-led reforestation efforts.  Lambi Fund held four regional conferences on sustainable agriculture, gender equity and leadership training.  These workshops represented an important opportunity to provide peasant leaders with the tools needed to effectively impact change in their communities.

From everyone here at Lambi Fund, 2009 was a truly inspirational year.  Work with organized communities, effective grassroots groups, and empowered men and women throughout rural Haiti continue to be the driving force behind our work.  Please take the time to read Lambi Fund's 2009 Annual Report (also available in a PDF file) as I'm sure you will find our annual breakdown to be an engaging read.  The Annual Report provides you with a breakdown of all of Lambi Fund's new projects in 2009, examples of holistic approaches to community development, financial reports and how organizational and leadership training is changing the face of Haiti.

Most importantly: a VERY big thank you to all of our supporters in 2009....grassroots change comes from engaged individuals like YOU. 

Mesi, mesi!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Eight Days: A Story of Haiti

By: Edwidge Danticat
Illustrated by: Alix Delinois

Renowned Haitian author, Edwidge Danticat's newest novel Eight Days: A Story of Haiti is out now. Her newest book tells the story of an eight year old boy named
Junior stuck in the rumble after Haiti's January 2010 earthquake. Upon being rescued, he tells his rescuers what he did for each of those eight days.

This is a beautiful story of healing, survival and hope in Haiti. As Ms. Danticat tells the story through a child's eyes, she shows the true strength and spirit of Haiti.

Edwidge Danticat has generously agreed to donate a portion of all book sales to the Lambi Fund of Haiti to support rebuilding after the earthquake. Get your copy now!

Friday, September 03, 2010

Wave for Change....Really Brings Change!

Neutrogena's Wave for Change campaign came to a close last week and proudly announced that with the help of thousands of teens across America, the campaign achieved

its goal of raising $200,000. The Wave for Change campaign empowered teenagers to support the cause of their choice on Neutrogena's facebook page.

For every Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefr
uit product and Wave Sonic Power Cleanser sold, Neutrogena agreed to donate $1. Based on a quiz that participants took on Neutrogena's facebook, the Lambi Fund of Haiti will receive 23% of the funding! In all, Neutrogena's Wave for Change will donate $41,400 to the Lambi Fund of Haiti to support earthquake rebuilding efforts in Haiti.

This is a landmark moment in that, teenagers took charge and played an important role in impacting positive social change. Thanks to the thousands of teenagers who participated, Neutrogena, and Global Giving- countless earthquake survivors will be empowered to rebuild their lives.

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Meet US Board Member for the Lambi Fund of Haiti: Jay Schoenberger

Not too long ago, we had a chance to sit down and talk with Jay Schoenberger, US Board Member of the Lambi Fund of Haiti. He told us why he is so passionate about working with Lambi Fund and how Lambi Fund's grassroots model is so effective. Jay stressed that partnerships with local Haitian peasant organizations empower entire communities and spark genuine change.

Watch the video to see what Jay has to say!

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