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Who We Are & What We Do

We are a diverse group of individuals from many walks of life who work together toward economic justice, democracy and alternative sustainable development in Haiti.


The Lambi Fund's mission is to assist the popular, democratic movement in Haiti. Its goal is to help strengthen civil society as a necessary foundation of democracy and development. The fund channels financial and other resources to community-based organizations that promote the social and economic empowerment of the Haitian people.



The Lambi Fund of Haiti was founded in 1994 by Haitians, Haitian-Americans, and North Americans. The Lambi Fund draws its name from the lambi (pronounced lahm-bee), which is the Haitian Creole word for conch shell. The conch shell, blown as a horn, has played a vital role in community organizing throughout Haiti's history.


During the slave rebellion against the French colonialists in 1791, the lambi's call alerted the slaves to impending danger and the need to assemble. Today, the echo of the lambi alerts villagers in distant hamlets that a community meeting is about to commence. The symbol of the lambi was chosen to represent the Haitian people's hope, strength, resistance, and struggle for self-determination.


Proven Outcomes

Experts have studied Lambi Fund and found well-documented evidence that Lambi Fund projects create change with:


  • Improved economic conditions

  • Increased availability of food

  • Reduced erosion

  • Improved environment

  • Increased availability of potable water

  • Increased gender equity

  • Improved democratic functioning

  • Increased management capacity of organizations

  • Increased collaboration among grassroots organizations

Celebrating 25 Years of Accomplishments

Recently we celebrated the 25th anniversary of Lambi Fund of Haiti joining forces with the Haitian people  to support economic justice, democracy and sustainable development. Read about the accomplishments that external evaluation firms documented by downloading the document below. 

Prepared By: INFODEV Centre de Documentation et de Formation Continue en Développement Center for Development Documentation and Continuing Education, Port au Prince, Haiti.

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