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Self-Development of People Funds 16 Projects
04 May 1996 21:52:30
96040 Self-Development of People Funds 16 Projects
by Julian Shipp
SAN DIEGO--At its Jan. 19-20 meeting here, the National Presbyterian
Committee on the Self-Development of People (SDOP) funded 16 projects
totaling $309,342. Money for the grants comes from the One Great Hour of
The funded projects are
Kolisorkoh Agricultural Development Association, Kolisorkoh, Sierra
Leone: $9,524 to increase agricultural production by reducing post-harvest
losses among residents.
Tawopaneh Agricultural Project, Mamuna, Sierra Leone: $11,200 to
improve the quality of life through self-sufficiency in food production,
improved roads and transportation system, water supply and overall
administrative management capacity.
Kharas Women's Cooperative for Needlework and Sewing, Bethlehem-West
Bank: $14,200 to train women in traditional Palestinian needlework and in
marketing their goods.
Community Revolving Fund, Kampala, Uganda:$30,000 to develop a
revolving lending source for impoverished women to train them and provide
loans for micro-enterprises such as farm projects, fishing, apiary, oil and
grain processing, baking, handicrafts, tailoring and market-related
Fish Farming Project, Mulfira, Zambia: $8,000 to build six contour
fish ponds, which will enable agricultural cooperative members to develop
fish farming and become more self-sufficient.
Kyakalinga Self-Help Water Project, Kyakalinga-Nunguni, Kenya: $12,960
for a water development project for the village.
United Coffeemen El Carmen, El Carmen, Costa Rica: $34,000 for the
purchase of a tractor to facilitate the production, harvest, and transport
of coffee from small farms.
Folk for Grassroots Development, Lira, Uganda: $4,150 for a
community-based water project aimed at empowering the community to be
Collective for Housing Development, Masaya, Nicaragua: $30,000 for a
collective house-building project.
Draught Animal Power Project, Budokomi, Kenya:$4,308 to purchase oxen
for agricultural work.
Blocks Together, Chicago, Ill.: $30,000 for residents to combat gangs,
crime and deterioration of their neighborhood.
Triangle Park, Chicago, Ill.: $24,000 to develop and maintain a safe
neighborhood park and a newly developed parking lot.
Women's Network of the Red River Valley, Moorhead, Minn.: $30,000 for
programs and events that counter the oppression of women and girls of the
13 counties in northwest Minnesota and eastern North Dakota.
Native American Organizing Project, Virginia, Minn.: $34,000 to create
a place for Native Americans to gather and learn from each other and from
tribal leaders their skills, language and culture.
Colorado Avenue Northwest Cooperative, Inc., Washington, D.C.: $18,000
for the acquisition and rehabilitation of a 36-unit, four-story building by
mostly low-income residents of the property.
Yaqui Indian Community Center, Tucson, Ariz.: $15,000 to perpetuate
and preserve Native American culture and create jobs through the formation
of a community center.
For more information contact Presbyterian News Service
Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Louisville, KY 40202
phone 502-569-5504 fax 502-569-8073
E-mail PCUSA.NEWS@pcusa.org Web page: http://www.pcusa.org
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