PCV 5 June 2010

Brief Project Description:
We are planning to create a Moringa plantation in the village of [post name removed.] We will begin by planting roughly 2,000 Moringa plants at this time and will be looking to plant many more in the future. I will be working on the plantation with two skilled agronomists and a group of (11) women. First, we will be preparing the land for planting by clearing the land and then we will create demarcations for the geographical area. Once the plants are mature, we will be using the leaves to create Moringa powder which will then be sold locally by the women’s group as a health supplement.
In addition to building the plantation, we will be giving formations on Moringa and planting additional trees at the following locations within the commune of Boukoumbé during the week of July 19th, 2010: Centre du Promotion Sociale (CPS), Centre Circoscription Scholaire, CEG Boukoumbe, and Centre de Santé. During the formations, we plan to educate the population about the incredible health benefits of Moringa and provide participants with the opportunity to plant Moringa saplings at these sites within the community. Our overall goal is to raise awareness about Moringa and the positive nutritional impact it can provide for the people of Boukoumbé. I will be working alongside two co-facilitators on the formations.

Dates of Project: July 19th – 23rd, 2010

Number of People Involved:
Women (50+): 11 women in the group will be working on the plantation and 40+ participants in the formations
Girls (<30): Participants in the formations
Men (50+): 10 working to build the plantation, 2 facilitators for the formations and 45+ participating in the formations
Boys (<30): Participants in the formations
Total: Approx. 160

Budget:

Item Number Unit Price Cost
Plastic bags 200 50 CFA 10.000 CFA
Transport for facilitators 2 2.500 CFA 5.000 CFA
Transport for laborers 2 2.500 CFA 5.000 CFA
Labor 2 5.000 CFA 10.000 CFA
Total Cost 30.000 CFA

Amount Requested: 30.000 CFA

Comments

GAD Coordinator: A good project, but I’d like more information. I like that they are doing trainings in the community (but using a lot of franglais in the proposal!) How will the women’s group be trained on transformation and marketing of the powder? Also, I see that 10 men are scheduled to build the plantation, but the budget requests funds to pay for 2 laborers – explain the discrepancy. It would have been nice to see the trainers time and the women’s and men’s labor listed as a community contribution in the budget, but I don’t think it’s grave. Once questions are answered, recommend funding.

GAD Finance: Also, does the PCV have enough time at post to complete the training and planting of Moringa all the way to the production of Moringa powder? Are the two skilled agronomists and the 11 women in charge of the plantation already trained? Who among them will take charge once the PCV is gone? Recommend funding once questions are answered.

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