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Haiti links

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1 Fonkoze
Fonkoze, Haiti's Alternative Bank for the Organized Poor, is an alliance of more than 2,900 peasant organizations, collectives of women, cooperatives, credit unions, "ti machann" groups (women street vendors), and religious communities, from all sections of the country. Fonkoze provides a full range of financial and educational services including a successful remittances transfer service through 17 offices in the countryside, located in every department in Haiti.

2 Haiti Democracy Project
The Haiti Democracy Project is an independent research group promoting the cause of settled, responsive government in Haiti and U.S. policies conducive to this end by issuing research papers, holding conferences and workshops, hosting delegations, and sponsoring fact-finding missions.

3 Lambi Fund of Haiti
The Lambi Fund supports grassroots, democratic movements in Haiti through financing and extensive field support and training to small economic development projects that are conceived and implemented by peasant, women's or community associations and are designed to generate income and become self-sustaining within 18 months.

4 Latin American Network Information Center (LANIC) - Haiti Collection
The Haiti collection is hosted on LANIC, whose mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Its target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region.

5 Regroupement des organismes canado-haïtiens pour le développement (ROCAHD)
ROCAHD is a non-profit grouping of Haitian Diaspora organizations based in Montréal, Canada. The organization works with the Canadian International Development Agency to co-fund small-scale community development projects in Haiti.

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