Help Over 50 Ghanaian Women Run a Small Business

by Daasgift Quality Foundation

Summary

Daasgift Quality Foundation (DQF) wants to repair a broken milling machine for 50 female palm kernel oil producers in Western Ghana. Extra funds will be used to build a well.
$6,310
total raised
83
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

A community of entrepreneurial women near Takoradi, Ghana produce palm kernel oil on environmentally friendly smokeless stoves. Their 15-year-old milling machine, which cracks and mills palm kernels, broke, slowing their production & decreasing their revenue from $550 to a $350 loss each month. DQF wants to repair the machine so they can continue to pay back their loans for the smokeless stove & support their families. Extra funds will be used to build a community well and train staff members.

Solution

A repaired milling machine will allow the women to produce palm kernel oil at a single site. Currently, they must carry the palm kernels to a different site an hour away to be cracked and milled. This will save time, allowing production to increase.

Long-Term Impact

Palm kernel oil production allows the women to generate income, support their families and pay school fees. A repaired machine will improve the women’s health since they will not have to carry heavy loads for long distances on their heads in the sun.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.daasgift.org
Daasgift Quality Foundation's Official Website
CHF International's Project Description

Organization Information

Daasgift Quality Foundation

Location: Takoradi, Western - Ghana
Website: http:/​/​www.dqf.homestead.com
Project Leader:
Gifty Asmah
Takoradi, Western Region Ghana

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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