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Summaries of HUNGER PROJECTS in Africa
Working with LWR Partners

MaliConsolidating Development, Baramondougou.

Partners: LWR and Groupe de Recherché-Actions pour le Development (GRAD: Research and Action for Development Group)

The farming communities in the Baramondougou area of Mali face a harsh climate with inadequate resources. The communities suffer from poverty, illiteracy, epidemics, and loss of population to the cities.

GOAL: To facilitate sustainable economic growth in the Baramandougou area by increasing agricultural productivity and production and by enhancing the viability and accountability of the community institutions which manage public goods and services.

OBJECTIVES: LWRs partner, GRAD will:

" Strengthen the health information and education systems. Make women and men aware of health care problems and AIDS.

" Strengthen village institutions by improving and/or transferring organizational skill locally.

" Improve food security by promoting careful management of natural resources. (Cultivation of farm fields, creation of cereal banks).

" Promote income-generating activities in order to improve the local standard of living, especially for women.

Total Project Support: $146,499 through 2003

Hunger Projects : Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Kenya, Liberia, Niger, Senegal, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo and Uganda.

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