Community Granary

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Community Granary
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Country: Cameroon
Volunteer(s) Name: E Bussiere
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Wisconsin
Funds community contributed: $7138
Percentage community contributed: 49%
Funds needed were: $7200
Funds requested were: $7200
PPCP #: 694-143
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Cameroon 2009 (9).
Agroforestry Site for Nursery and Demonstration, Books For Cameroon, Camp MDARLE 2009, Community Granary, East Province Water Pump, Health Seminars for Youth and Women, Reading Rainforest, School Construction (Cameroon), Soy Conference
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Other Projects in Cameroon (15).
Agroforestry Site for Nursery and Demonstration, Books For Cameroon, Camp MDARLE 2009, Chicken Farming, Community Beekeeping and Business Training, Community Granary, East Province Water Pump, Health Seminars for Youth and Women, Mbandjock Palm Oil Tree Nursery and Plantation, Potable Water, Reading Rainforest, School Construction (Cameroon), Soy Conference, Wum High School Science Laboratory
State Flag of Wisconsin.svgOther Projects by Volunteers from Wisconsin (17).
2009 Girls' Conference, Danielle Borneman, Edward W. Carlson, Classroom Construction, Community Granary, Community IT Center Panama, Early Childhood Care and Development Teachers' Library, Elder House Repairs, Environmental Education and Training Program, Seth Feary, Health Seminars for Youth and Women, Hope for a Better Future - Youth Camp, Mark Lemberger, Judy Mead, Joseph Michael mendoza … further results
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Info about the Community Granary

A rural, primarily agrarian village in Cameroon is working to construct a community granary so that local farmers can store their harvests. The granary would measure 15 by 10 meters (about 49 by 33 feet) and would keep up to 5200 sacks of alimentary products (primarily corn, beans, cassava, and millet).

Although practically all residents of the village practice agriculture on some level and the majority of people directly earn a living from farming, local farmers currently do not have a secure place to store their harvests. Due to lack of storage space, they are often forced to sell directly after harvest, when the grain markets are still low, and they do not receive adequate compensation for their products. Farmers who attempt to store their harvests are obliged to stack their sacks in thatched-roof huts where space is inadequate. They often suffer considerable losses due to fire, theft, and pests. The granary project would allow farmers to maintain a livable income and support their families, as they could retain all of their harvests and wait to sell their products until the market prices are favorable.

Funds generated by the project (users of the granary would pay about 20 cents a month per sack) will be used to maintain the building. Any excess profits will be used to pay the salary of one or more teachers at the local high school to help counteract a serious teacher shortage, improving the quality and quantity of education for local schoolchildren.

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