Oxfam America Haiti Program Livelihoods Coordinator LRAP Program 2010, 2011, 2012
Amber Munger’s dedication to improving the lives of Haitians began many years before law school; she has spent the past 14 years fighting for economic and social rights in Haiti, including sustainable agriculture and food security, women's issues and health care. In 2009, Amber started a non-profit organization, Article 29 Organization, in partnership with individuals and groups in Haiti’s poorest region, Commune Anse Rouge, that currently provides programs in women's micro-credit, health and sanitation, and reforestation.
In 2010, Amber not only survived the massive earthquake that devastated the region, but spearheaded a grassroots coalition that provided a local response to the earthquake, demanding local participation in humanitarian efforts. Currently, Amber is working as Oxfam America’s Haiti Livelihoods Coordinator, where she is developing human rights based programs focused on livelihoods improvements in the rice and salt production value chains. Amber states, “It is my purpose in life to empower individuals to develop and use their gifts. I’m blessed to be living and executing this mission every day.”
In addition, while in law school, Amber was a passionate supporter of the LRAP program, collaborating with fellow students and community members to educate people about LRAP and gain support for the program.