Storage for Ghanaian women's palm oil surplus



Storage space for a Ghanaian women's palm oil processing group would prevent their surplus from going rancid, enabling them to obtain premium prices rather than being forced to sell it off quickly.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In western Ghana where palm fruit is abundant, the business of processing palm oil is passed down from family to family. For the women of these villages, many of whom are illiterate single mothers, inheriting this business provides them with their sole source of income. Over 40 women have combined equipment and labor to form the Dzinpa Adom palm oil processing group. While the group is profitable, the income generated is minimal as the oil goes rancid due to the lack of a storage space

How will this project solve this problem?

Women will become competitive in the market and will earn a sufficient living.

Potential Long Term Impact

Build a warehouse to store surplus oil for lean times, sell to the highest bidder, and house an office for bookkeeping and administrative activities.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $96

Funding Policy: subsidized/guaranteed

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 $96 as of Jun 9, 2004.  The original project funding goal was $11,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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