Increase agricultural income, carve a path to get built a school and stepwise improved development of the area. This project is SPECIAL as villagers have agreed that revenue from projects initiated/ supported by our NGO, will be distributed in 3 portions: Further development of specific areas in agreement with village-council, for the school and for the actual person(s) that take on the responsibility and workload, for each area.
We need funding for
1. BEE-hives and teaching the villagers to keep/ care for bees. More bees in the area will improve the outcome of all the agricultural crops that depend on pollination and is a pre-requisite for developing the agriculture, treeplanting and agroforestry. Honey is also a very good cash- generating-possibility. High quality material for 10 beehives, equipment and teaching of villagers 1600 USD.
2. Start on tree-planting- project. Northern Ghana have the least trees and for counteracting global warming influence in this vulnerable region, planting trees are the most important long-term activity. We will start with
a. Moringa, as it is an easy starter from seeds. Supplementing the diets with Moringa Leaves(cooked as spinach) can eliminate childhood malnutrition and iron deficiency rapidly.
b. Organic Cashew is a longer term - labor- investment for the villagers as it will take 3-4 years to generate income, then work as a cash-crop for 20-25 years. We aim at establish one or more hectare per year, depending on funding. NGO will provide seedlings, equipment and organic fertiliser, the villagers the work.
Seeds, seedlings, equipment and organic fertiliser 900 USD.
Zambulkura, Tichirigitaba and Jerigitinga are 3 village-communities in East Mamprusi District in Northern Region of Ghana, West Africa. In this remote and deprived region all households are dependent on small scale agriculture to earn a living and provide for their families. 95-98 % have never been to school, thus the rate of literacy is well below Ghanas country-average of 71-72 %. Approximately 5000 people, of which + 900 children < 17 years of age,have no access to nearby school, health care facilities, electricity or running water/sanitation. Nearest school and Hospital is in Nalerigu, distance 20 km. ”Roads” are not functional all year round, daily transport is by foot or motorbike.