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Women Economic Empowerment: Snail Farm in Ghana

by Africa Youth for Peace and Development Vetted since 2018 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Women Economic Empowerment: Snail Farm in Ghana
Women Economic Empowerment: Snail Farm in Ghana
Women Economic Empowerment: Snail Farm in Ghana
Women Economic Empowerment: Snail Farm in Ghana

Summary

Many African women are faced with a heavy burden as a result of still existing patriarchal structures. They often experience great difficulty buying or renting land, finding good jobs, and accessing financing. AYPAD created the Snail Farm in Ghana to assist at-risk women in raising the African Giant Snails to alleviate poverty and malnutrition, and provide economic opportunity and education through a sustainable farming program.

$23,830
total goal
$19,270
remaining
63
donors
1
monthly donor
9
months

Challenge

Best path towards lasting success for anyone is through economic opportunity. Often women are not afforded the same opportunities as men. Especially in rural areas, it is common to meet African women who are relegated to engage in menial or degrading ways to raise money. The lack of information and poor financial support also make entrepreneurship difficult for them. Furthermore, farmers do not have appropriate transportation methods and market structures, making business nearly impossible.

Solution

By providing work they can be proud of, we will not only be increasing the money they have to buy food, shelter, and pay for school fees, but we will be empowering a new generation of entrepreneurs. These women will be able to maintain their family responsibilities, earn extra income, educate themselves and become positive role models for their children and communities.

Long-Term Impact

The long-term goal is to create a large enough farm capable of sustaining itself and supporting dozens of women, enabling them to become self-sufficient entrepreneurs. Secondly, the snail is an important source of protein in the Ghanaian diet. By reducing costs and increasing accessibility, more Ghanaians will be able to maintain healthy diets. Additionally, the natural snail population is over harvested, so we will be protecting the environment and reducing the carbon footprint from imports.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.aypadinternational.org
Trial of nursery of snail farm
Different sizes of snails in a hutch
Large pen maintenance
Checking on the snails

Organization Information

Africa Youth for Peace and Development

Location: Freetown - Sierra Leone
Website: http:/​/​www.aypadinternational.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Nuria Badiella
Freetown, Sierra Leone
$4,560 raised of $23,830 goal
 
73 donations
$19,270 to go
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