Daasgift Quality Foundation (DQF) wants to repair a broken milling machine for 50 female palm kernel oil producers in Western Ghana. Extra funds will be used to build a well.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
A community of entrepreneurial women near Takoradi, Ghana produce palm kernel oil on environmentally friendly smokeless stoves. Their 15-year-old milling machine, which cracks and mills palm kernels, broke, slowing their production & decreasing their revenue from $550 to a $350 loss each month. DQF wants to repair the machine so they can continue to pay back their loans for the smokeless stove & support their families. Extra funds will be used to build a community well and train staff members.
How will this project solve this problem?
A repaired milling machine will allow the women to produce palm kernel oil at a single site. Currently, they must carry the palm kernels to a different site an hour away to be cracked and milled. This will save time, allowing production to increase.
Potential Long Term Impact
Palm kernel oil production allows the women to generate income, support their families and pay school fees. A repaired machine will improve the women’s health since they will not have to carry heavy loads for long distances on their heads in the sun.
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,310
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 $6,310 . The original project funding goal was $5,525.