Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers

by Spring Development Initiative
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers
Help Build Processing Machines For 100 Uyo Farmers

Project Report | Apr 9, 2019
Cassava and Oil Palm Processing Machines Launched!

By Nkem Akinsoto and Grace Jimbo | Executive Director and Project Manager

Dear Donors,

We are happy to announce that we recently launched our crop processing facility in Abak village Akwa Ibom State. Through your support, all the funds were raised via the June 2018 Accelerator - a collaboration between The Spring Development Initiative and Strategy and Innovation for Development (SI4DEV).

The day, March 23 was very great at the launching of the Cassave and Palm oil processing facility in Abak village. The community representatives, traditional rulers, women and youth leaders were part of the organizing committee and turned up for the event.

The Local government chairman ably represented by supervisor of Agriculture said the local government will grade the road to the facility and provide 3500 capacity water tank as well as an oil tank. 

One of the board members from The Spring Development Initiative, sent in a congratulatory message, saying; "I am happy that the residents of the community will have an easier time processing their crops. My hope is that this will be a sustainable venture. Hopefully the sustainability team is up to the task."

We are indeed working towards that.

Grace Jimbo, the project lead says she has not seen such high community participation like this before...and there has been massive capacity transfer so far.

Some challenges and delays:

  • The building and installation of the machines took a longer time; each machine took a minimum of 5days to dry in their cement casing.
  • Some unbudgeted items/ accessories were needed during the installation and test running. These items include cements, poline, fan belts, water drum, diesel tank, small diesel engine and connecting hosts.
  • Project team communicated these challenges to the sustainability committee but there was no positive feedback as the 2019 national and state elections drew closer and took priority during community meetings.

Solutions:

  1. At the end, the timeline for delivery of the machine was extended to allow for the manufacturer to deliver good and reliable equipment.
  2. To avoid the distraction of the elections on the community, we postponed the launching of the facility, extending the time for testing and learning for those who will be operating the machines.

Conclusion:

We are overwhelmed and overjoyed at the community engagement evident at the launching. Grace Jimbo turned out to be such a wonderful dancer! We appreciate her dedicated efforts on piloting this project to this point and are really thankful her leadership. 

The women leaders have our gratitude too, they were the ones that cleared the grass and prepared the place for the occasion. Since that date, the machines have been busy and in use.

Thank you all once again for your support.

If you can, please support us again by donating to any of our projects linked below.

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Oct 1, 2018
Training of Sustainability Team for Uyo Plant

By Grace Jimbo | Project Manager

Jun 29, 2018
We Made It!

By Nkem Akinsoto | Project Leader

About Project Reports

Project reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you can recieve an email when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports without donating.

Sign up for updates

Organization Information

Spring Development Initiative

Location: Redmond, WA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @sid_initiative
Project Leader:
Nkem Akinsoto
Redmond , WA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

Still want to help?

Find another project in Nigeria or in Economic Growth that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Get incredible stories, promotions, and matching offers in your inbox

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.