Roberts June 2008

Name: Holley Roberts
Post: Dogbo
Date Submitted:
Contact Information:
Pick up Location: Cotonou
Project Description: Jerseys for first-ever organized girls’ basketball team in Dogbo AND handballs for first-ever organized girls’ handball team in nearby village, Ahomey. I help coach the girls’ basketball team. They come every Saturday, sometimes twice, to learn the game of basketball and to practice their skills. We want to host a joint tournament (with the boys’ team, which already has jerseys) during the summer vacation, but the girls need jerseys. As for the handball team, the girls already have a coach, but they have almost no equipment. They asked if I would help by finding the means to buy two balls, while other community members have offered to buy nets and jerseys.
Dates of Project: May 2008
Number of People Involved: Dogbo girls’ basketball team (15 girls) and Ahomey girls’ handball team (20 girls)

Item Number Cost
Jerseys for Girls’ Basketball Team 10 10.000
Handballs for Girls’ Team 2 10.000
Total 20.000

Amount Requested: 20.000 CFA


GAD Coordinator Comments: This is a re-submission from May. I spoke with Holley. She actually already bought the balls and the reason why they were so expensive is because she didn’t get them on the street. She bought them in an actual sporting good store in Cotonou thinking that they would be of better quality and would last longer. I understand this, but I told her that it would be very difficult for me to spend 40.000 CFA on two balls. Therefore, she is now asking that GAD just participate in the purchase of the balls and pay only 5.000 per ball towards the total cost. I think this is reasonable. Recommend funding at 20.000 CFA.

GAD Financial Officer Comments: Recommend funding

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