What impact have you had?
The supplement has been offered to a few people (adult with TB, HIV+ and her child..)with positive results.
A projects committee formed from various local and international NGO's is formed; a consultant is preparing a manual for the extraction workshop functioning, agricultural techniques for water conservation, formation of cooperatives, etc. for the training of area coordinators who will guide the farmers and gardeners in the production, extraction, transformation of plants and distribution of the supplement to children and pregnant women who come to government clinics. The families of children and the pregnant women will also be assisted in nutrition education and preparation of gardens. Markets for the vegetables are already being established in local grocery and shops.The NGO is beginning to study the best method of establishing microfinancing for the farmers and gardeners. Funding applications are being sent to donors.
Formation of 50 agricultural cooperatives in the country over the next 20 months and establishment of 10 extraction workshops for production of the supplement. Formation of farmer marketing consultation groups, increased market of products. Transformation, packaging of vegetable and herbs.
Increased income for the farmers, gardeners; improved health for the children and women receiving supplement (made from the high protein indigenous plants) Initiative to start other small agricultural related businesses for income generation.
What will it take for your project to be successful over the next three years? Please address each year separately, if possible.
Unified action of the projects committee in following a strategic plan- inviting members of their respective organizations to participate in the project and sustain action. Funds for purchase of workshop machinery, transportation, area coordinators and assistants salaries, leaf crop, etc.
What would prevent your project from being a success?
apathy or conflict among NGO members or participants; lack of funds\
There is a barrier to overcome that people tend to be given inputs rather than receiving loans and taking responsibility for repayment that certain institutions in the country are investigating in order to make a lasting change.