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Sensitize rural community to protect environment and fight against poverty



To meet the needs for the households of the bordering populations for their subsistence, the poor rural communities depend on the forests where they are supplied out of firewood and other biomass to prepare their food but also the search for some food plants as well as other consumable foresters (small animals);  this would have consequences:  a strong pressure exerted on the forests causing the devastation of the foresters zone, the disappearance of certain species animals destruction of the biodiversity as well as the disturbance of the environment  which leads not only to the reduction of the rain and the exposure to the dryness but also to the reduction of the agricultural activities having led to the exhaustion of the natural resources, to the underdevelopment of the zones touched like with the disturbance of the climate (climatic change).   

In the search for the solutions to the problems arising and for construction successfully of the resilience of this community, it proves very necessary to inform and stimulate the awakening of this community through a strong sensitizing of all the sociopolitical layers constitute by the bordering community concerned (the local leaders, local churches, local associations or organizations) and all the population. 

This project aims at sensitizing the bordering communities which use the forests like principal source of supply foodstuffs and essential products, for their subsistence, through a new approach which consists to give up their old design of forest like only resource for their subsistence and to consider new resources of supplyers out of the forests zone to build their resilience.  

What actions do you propose?

Who will take these actions?

The team of the project will be trained by: 

One Coordinator of project which cordoned all the activities.  It will be assisted by 2 project assistants which will have the task to analyze all the reports and to evaluate the impact of this project in the 1st period and its continuity by submitting amendments to the team and 2 supervisors who will be in charge of the Monitoring of the project. 3 animator of solidarity group who will have the charge of organization of sensitizing activity, control of the solidarity group and preparing the field.

The direct recipients of the project are 126 bordering women gathered in 6 groups of solidarity which will receive a significant amount in microcredit for the small trade of its choice. 

Between 5 and 15 men heads of the households are the 1st recipient which will receive each one a credit cattle of cow, goat or pig. 

Male cattle will be bought for each category of cattle and will have the role to be coupled with female in end to stimulate the reproduction of new small which will make rotation with the second and third recipients.  These males will be kept by 3 organizers in charge of daily do monitoring of the project.  The local leaders will help for the advisory support.  The forest agents will have the role of supervisors and will confirm through their report that they observed a change of behavior of the profit community of this project.   

The stimulating ones and certain local associations of development will contribute to the accompaniment of the solidarity groups through some formations of routine and the daily follow of the groups and their activities, and will produce their daily report.  

Where will these actions be taken?

We would wish that this project be carried out in the forest of Itombwe in the territory of Mwenga in the province of the South Kivu the country is the Democratic Republic of Congo, but according to the orientation of the project it is adaptable in the bordering communities throughout the whole world.  for exemple in India...

How much will emissions be reduced or sequestered vs. business as usual levels?

What are other key benefits?

Diffusion of information of the dangers of the bad management of the natural reserves, the knowledge of the advantages of the natural conservation, the abandon of the exploitation of the forest, the financial stabilization to the beneficiaries households, the guarantee school education of their child, reduction of malnutrition in the community, rebirth of the biodiversity and the perpetuation of the species in danger of disappearance... 

What are the proposal’s costs?

- Microcrédit for the small trader: cost unit: 305 $x126 first beneficiairies,

Total of cost of Microcredit 38,430 $

- Credit for the Breeding: Cow unit cost: 750 $ x5 Total of cost 3750$

Goat unit cost 70$ x5 total of cost: 350 $,

Pig unit cost 85 $x5 Total of cost 425 $

Total of cost for the Breeding: 4,525 $

- Agriculture: 9,500 $

- Workshop /Trainings / sensitization 10,500 $

- Staff of project 28,500 $

- Equipment: 10.750

- Monitoring and evaluation: 7.000 $

- Indirect cost 3.400 $

Total of cost: 116,355 $

The projectpilot from biodigesters is 115,650 $. This could be a second phase of this proposal. 

Time line

Through various management training and strict monitoring and evaluation of microcredit activities beneficiaries will have stability and self-sufficiency in their household in 5 years. We plan in 5-15 years followed by the agricultural and livestock evaluation, the seed bank design and production of fertilizer with cattle dung beneficiaries will be able to increase their agricultural production and they can become local suppliers in 15-50 years and above 50 years may be merchantable their product at the regional level and beyond to promote industrial development of agriculture. We are going to see the result of the community engagement to protect ecosystem and forest. But also after 50years they could use bio-digester in all the community to product a durable renewable energy 

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