Local Organizational Strengthening

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SolKomYo works closely with the local community to strengthen and create organizations. Please read our blog post about the community organizations we created and celebrated at our last convening in December. 
FAKO –the Federation of Community Agriculturalists in Ouanaminthe (Federasyon Agrikilti Kominote Ouanaminthe)- This group represents the agricultural work of the 5 surrounding communities of Ouanaminthe; it is made up of 20 farmers who represent local farmer associations. We have conducted trainings with them on climate-smart agricultural practices, livestock management, and financial security.

 

AFTKW – Association of Female Merchants of Ouanaminthe (Assosyasyon Famn Ti Komesan Wanament)

We created a group of female merchants who live in a very neglected area of Ouanaminthe and lack access to critical services. 10 women meet regularly to discuss their income-generating activities and have built solidarity amongst each other. We have conducted training with the women in literacy in reading and writing, community savings banks, small business development, and peacebuilding in community leadership.

 

 

SolKomYo ak Jen

We created a youth group to focus on leadership in their schools and communities. We host training with them on entrepreneurship, communication, leadership, and environmental management. As a result of these trainings, the youth have formed a sustainable venture in which they transform used plastic bottles to bracelets. If you are interested in purchasing the $5 handmade bracelet that directly supports youth empowerment, please write us at olivia@cesolutions.org.

 

 

Akil de Pens Akse Dlo

After SolKomYo partnered to co-finance the repair of a water pump in Acuil de Pins, a committtee has started that both manages and financially contributes to the maintenance of the pump, securing access to water for over 1,000 members in the community.

 

 

AFAEK (Asosiyasion Fanmiy Agwo Ekologik Kotlèt)

AFAEK is an exisitng farmer cooperative in the Saint Suzanne region of the northeast department of Haiti. In 2015, SolKomYo supported a goat-breeding project, and since, has introduced financial literacy and community savings banks initiatives, access to technologies, and other agricultural projects. Since then, 4 community banks have opened in this remote region and SolKomYo continues to work closely with the organization to support their work.

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