Summaries of HUNGER PROJECTS in Africa
Working with LWR Partners
Burkina FasoLocal Integrated Development for the Boulgou Region
Partners: LWR and Cercle de Solidarite et de Developpment du BoulogouDakupa (DAKUPA)
The people of Boulogou Region, and womens groups in particular, have organized and undertaken a number of income-generating, small-scale economic activities, which create employment, generate income, and offer locally marketable products. These groups lack capital to make the small-scale investments needed to increase quality and quantity of production and expand the markets for their products.
GOAL: To provide support to farmer groups and to womens processing enterprises to strengthen these income-generating activities and provide improved equipment for production. Provide capacity building training to the DAKUPA association in planning and management of development projects. Increased HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention is a component of this program.
OBJECTIVES: LWRs partner, DAKUPA will:
" Build awareness for the prevention of HIV/AIDS. DAKUPA has been providing awareness-building sessions conducted by agents of local social service agencies. The project will help DAKUPA acquire their own AV equipment and train village committee health representatives to conduct the sessions.
" Organize a series of training of trainers (TOT) sessions in different program areas to develop local extension agents who can work with capacity building for community level project planning.
" Provide training in literacy, revolving credit fund management, and organization and management of association level activities.
" Provide member groups with the resources needed to acquire new equipment (karate presses, freezers for milk) and structures (wells and cereals banks) to expand production and conserve products.
" Expand an existing revolving credit fund activity serving womens rural enterprises.
" Assist the womens village production groups in development of alternative markets for local products.
" Increase by 100 percent and 400 percent, respectively, the production of milk products and karate butter by womens enterprise groups.
" Assist women in increasing their collective and individual incomes by at least 20 percent over the two-year project period, to be documented by baseline information from the PRA and final project evaluation.
" Provide assistance in the conducting of participatory monitoring and evaluation.
Total Project Support: $63,308 through 2003.
Hunger Projects : Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.
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