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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.

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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