We received an e-mail from Karen Ashmore, Executive Director of the Lambi Fund of Haiti, and she said the organization has received lots of website donations today from you all. That is great! The Lambi Fund partners with communities to become sustainable so that they can support and feed their families and not rely on food aid charity, which can create an unhealthy dependence.
Malnutrition and poverty are concerns in Haiti, home to the first independent black republic, especially for the many peasants living in the countryside. But there is hope.
According to Ashmore:
The best way an individual can help is to contribute to groups that work in true partnership with Haitians to become socially, economically and politically empowered. Lambi Fund is by far one of the best organizations to address these issues. It is one of the best models for creating change and sustainability while working for improved economic conditions and increased food availability.
Additionally, the organization earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, which means they are both fiscally responsible and true to their mission.