Boat-Shed Construction at Pitcairn Island



Boats used daily to catch fish, a key diet nutrition need, must be protected from frequent storms that lash this tiny isle of "Mutiny on the Bounty" fame. Current shed is completely deteriorated.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The descendants of the Bounty mutineers on tiny, isolated Pitcairn, midway between Panama and New Zealand in the south Pacific Ocean, must grow their own food. Fish is the main protein source of their diet. They must put to sea to fish part of at least one day a week. Their small boats needed for fishing must be protected from frequent storms. Every one of the 50 persons on Pitcairn will directly benefit from construction of a new boat shed to replace the currently deteriorated one.

How will this project solve this problem?

With supplies transported more than 3,500 miles to the island from New Zealand the hard-working Pitcairners will construct the boat shed and a concrete retaining wall to protect it from mud slides. All on the island will work on the project.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Pitcairn boat-shed construction project is tied directly to the present and future health of the Pitcairn islanders. The shed protects the fishing canoes of practically every person on Pitcairn from the frequent storms which afflict the island.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $7,301

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $7,301 .  The original project funding goal was $12,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Thanks to 20 donors like you, a total of $7,301 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Herbert Ford

Angwin, California United States

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