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Mar 31, 2016

Progress with Mushroom House construction

Mushroom house construction

For over four month  Green Care Association (GCA) has been making efforts and fund raising to construct its community mushroom house next to the tree nursery  in Ndzenshwai quarter of shisong village.
The house upon completion is going to give the opportunity to train locals in mushroom farming, a practice that help create jobs and improve the lives of many rural people. It shall also serve as a demonstration farm for lesson and farming practice.
Thanks to GlobalGiving  funds, GCA  has been able to acquire a site, construct foundation, erect the walls and roof the house. What remains now is finishing the ceiling, plastering the walls, cementing the floors and equiping the sterilization unit and other requirements..
After the final nail on the roof one GCA veterans worker Mr  Donatus said "am very happy to have been part of the achievement for my community".

Feb 3, 2016

Mushroom Farm Construction: Phase 1

Digging stumps and clearing the foundation
Digging stumps and clearing the foundation

After acquiring site for the construction of the community mushroom house, Green Care Association recently intensified efforts to prepare site to lay the foundation and mount the structure. Serious labor has also been hired to remove four raffia palm stumps located within the boundary of the foundation, three of which had grown solidly more than two meters into the soil. The cleared land, which is large enough in both length and width to accommodate the building, has been staked by a technician. It is also accessible enough for material (sand, stones, and gravel) to be dropped on site. One of the workers, Mr. Elvis was happy to declare “I am determine to dig out the rubbish even for two weeks running, because am anxious to see this project realized.” We have molded more than half of the mud bricks for the walls, so before the end of February, given adequate funding, we will be able to begin raising the walls of the mushroom farm.

It’s thanks to GlobalGiving friends whose funds have assisted Green Care Association to begin molding and transporting blocks, clearing the building site, and paying the technicians to stake and plan the foundation process. We remain very grateful to our GlobalGiving donors who continue to support our projects and the development in Shisong.

Volunteer Divine digging out a small stump
Volunteer Divine digging out a small stump
Volunteers Romaric and Divine fighting the stump
Volunteers Romaric and Divine fighting the stump
Staking the foundation lines
Staking the foundation lines
Oct 27, 2015

Honey Wax extraction

With the ever increasing supply and purchases of undrained Honey, Green Care Association (GCA) has been able to gather huge quantities of organic honey and Honey chaffs from remote farmers some of which she previously trained. She is adding value by extracting Honey wax from the Chaffs. This is giving farmers the opportunity to harvest honey and bring to GCA at any given time for payment. The wax is then extracted from the chaff, cleaned and mould into candles and other shapes. Mr Romaric one of those trained in wax extraction happily declared ‘am going to make good use of the knowledge and wealth from honey wax extraction’. Green Care Association is thankful to globalgiving funds which is enabling her acquire plenty of Honey and its by products. The funds are improving GCA to become a big supplier of Honey wax for the local and national market. We remain proud of GlobalGiving friends I would be grateful to have some more support..

 
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