"Empowering the Disabled through Agriculture"

by Liberia Christian Handicapped Organization (LICHO)

Summary

This project will reduce extreme poverty and hunger from the disabled, through engaging them in agriculture, as they will be employed, and at the same time creates income generation for self-reliance.
$240
total raised
4
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Liberia as a country emerging from a 14 years civil war, where the disabled were the major victims of the past war, are still finding it difficult to catch up with the lost opportunities. They live in abject poverty (less than $0.50/ day), and depends on street begging as their daily means of survival. According to the 1997 UNICEF assessment, about 366000 disabled persons living in the country of 3.5 million and 99% are unemployed and 98% have no access to formal education/vocational skill

Solution

The Project will endeavor to solve this problem through the use of practical approach of personal involvement, by establishing an Agricultural farm for the above targeted group as they themselves will directly involved in solving their own problems.

Long-Term Impact

LICHO will set up a general cassava farm for the training of the disabled in simple farming method, and to also establish a mini Garie Production Center to produce Garie (cassava product) for the local markets and markets across the borders.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.licho-lib.org
click on activities and projects

Organization Information

Liberia Christian Handicapped Organization (LICHO)

Location: Monrovia, West Africa - Liberia
Website: http:/​/​www.licho-lib.org
Project Leader:
Fallah Sondoe Boima-Cymbianoh
Monrovia, not applicable Liberia

Funded Project!

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

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