The AGAM millet farm in Moutourwa
Following the material support given to Moutourwa AGAM which consisted of two donkeys and two chariots with accessories and the gift of goats and sheep for husbandry in Tokombere AJESTOK , we thought it wise to go on the field in order to evaluate and ensure the follow-up of the projet.
While in Moutourwa on the 17/12/2016, we mate two members the treasurer and the vice president of the association. The president was absent due to the fact that he went to look for one of the missing donkeys out of two, he fortunately found two days after our visit.
Our discussion with members present provided us with information on the activities of the association during the past three months. We equally visited the farm as shown on the pictures below.
Thanks to the two donkeys the received, they were able to cultivate 1ca of dry season millet ant 1ca of beans but the latter was a failure due to the late coming of rain, as a result, they replaced the beans with sorghum 00 to avoid losing completely. The exploited donkey by the community also yielded revenue. Thus the money gotten was used to buy spraying products for their farms. The cost was evaluated at 48,800 FRS. The benefit is to be known after harvest.
-The difficulties the association encounters are as follows
-the invalid members cannot help in the farm activities
-some members did not take part in monthly meetings
-unwillingness of some members to participate financially
-financial inadequacy in the cash box
-no record book to register gains, loses and expenses leading to squandering
-the continuous use of the donkeys for product transportation
-members should continue sensitising people to join the association and ensure regular contributions
-the invalids should not be rejected instead encouraged
-seek help from the learned for things like record booklets
We the members of AGAM Association express our sincere gratitude to EFA and Global Giving for their continuous support and we pray the Almighty God to provide them with health, prosperity and success in their endeavours
During the meeting the following information were brought to light:
-the association owns 06 stocked bags of millet in one of their member’s house.
-the interest generated from the resale of goats and sheep is evaluated at 54000 FRS
-the handicap member made a saving of 5000f from the sale of onions, pepper, salt etc.
Our visits to some homes were as such:
2-Meeting at the private hospital of Tokombere, visiting Income generate activities in member’s homes, visit de president home to congratulate him for leadership.
-some goats died
-some members do not take part in the meeting due to farm work
-other members moved away from Tokombere
-No follow-up book
-veterinary doctors are needed in case of animal illness
-Free periods are required for meetings to ensure mass presence
-sensitise others to join the group
-buy and make use of follow-up books to ensure smooth management
The secretary General, on behalf of Ajestok says thanks to AEFA, and people in United States for the continuous assistance to the group and wishes them a happy new year 2017.
The AGAM vice president in thier millet farm
Meeting with AJESTOK Members in Tokombere hospital
Some goats for IGA in member's house
Some goats for IGA in Tokombere member's house