Provide Agriculture Funds for 300 Youths Cameroon

by FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION
Provide Agriculture Funds for 300 Youths Cameroon
Provide Agriculture Funds for 300 Youths Cameroon
Provide Agriculture Funds for 300 Youths Cameroon
Provide Agriculture Funds for 300 Youths Cameroon
Provide Agriculture Funds for 300 Youths Cameroon
Provide Agriculture Funds for 300 Youths Cameroon
Provide Agriculture Funds for 300 Youths Cameroon
Provide Agriculture Funds for 300 Youths Cameroon

Amid COVID 19 and political uproar in the country, FCDA could not continue activities physically and work was concentrated only virtually.

The funds received through out the project campaign was used to purchase land for the cultivation of mixed crops( yams, cassava, maize and potatoes) at the outskirt of Bertoua.

This project was geared towards supporting 5 IDPs youths and young adults who displaced from the South West and North West Region of the Country since 2016.

Upon approval of our organisation after due diligence, we commenced operations in December 2021.

We launched a campaign to target interested IDPs willing to engage in agriculture as livelihood to sustain their families. We purchased land one heactare of land in February 2022. This was followed by clearing, treatment, acquire seedlings, planting, weeding and we are poised to undertake our first harvest in August 2022( This can be found on the excel sheet attached).

The total cost of the project is 700,000frs and we project 1,400,000frs as revenue with a net profot of 700,000frs of which 500,000frs will be distributed to the 5 IDPs and 200,000frs to be ploughed back.

Our ROI is projected at 100%.

We have also recruited two volunteers who are working to ensure the smooth running of projects and writing of project proposals.

 

We are looking forward to engage on a large scale of cultivation of 2 hectares of farm land with same products and at this time, to involve 60 IDPs.

We are closely monitoring outcomes of the first project and verging to be an enabler to bring back peace, financial independence and food security to the most vulnerable affected with respect to  the crisis.

We shall resume our monthly/quarterly updates.

Your support has been a powerful strength to our work. Your generosity has kept on us to champion the fight of global food insecurity and employment to the youths. 

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  1. Introduction

Foundation for Community Development Association (FCDA) is a non-profit organization which attained legal status in 2017 with headquarters in Limbe, Cameroon. FCDA has an operational office in Mile 3, Nkwen, Bamenda, the North West region of the country.

The organization is gradually recovering from the effects of the crisis in the Country.

Confidence in business activities on a rising especially in the Littoral Region as there is mass movement from the inhabitants of South West region in the country.

We secured a partnership with techsoup.org as well as Netsquared.org on organizing events that can introduce technological assistance to our Organization.

GlobalGiving resource library has been a great value to our organization as well as membership has improved visibility. We look forward to step up our efforts and to promote our organizations by following up with events of GlobalGiving across the globe.

I am incredibly grateful for workbook titled ‘Digital Fundraising Strategy Worksheet- A planning resource for Nonprofits.

We are also doing data collection and needs assessment geared towards improving value chains in agriculture, financial inclusion, and creation of jobs and development of communities. We have reached out to upwards of 1,000 farmers, self-help-Groups, traders, students, and other institutions as well as agencies.

We are seeking more funding and improve on our campaigns to get interconnected, network, create values and improve on our tools.

This reports spans for a quarter (3 months).

 

  1. Achievements
  • Partnership with Tech soup Organization and Net squared a partner to Tech soup.
  • Our agricultural trading platform received modifications on some of the features. We are targeting 300 articles to be traded in our network by the close of this year 2019.
  • We shall be hosting our first event on Digital Fundraising on the 8/8/2019. This will be an event to get people involved in Non-Governmental Organizations in the country.

 

  1. Problems
  • No fund was raised through our GlobalGiving Platform.
  • Political instability in the country stalling major actions.
  • Inadequate revenue sources
  • Inadequate ICT tools and farming equipment.

 

 

 

 

  1. Upcoming Activities
  • Preparing for the year end Giving Tuesday campaign
  • Evaluate our Digital Fundraising Strategy on the 8/8/2019
  • Creation of a sample farm in Littoral Region 20/8/2019.

 

  1. Potentiality
  • Partnerships with other organizations enabling advancement in work
  • Political situation improving in the country and will enable multiple partnerships and improve on our Asset acquisition and management.

 

  1. Conclusion

 

We appreciate the work of GlobalGiving team as they are very responsive to our project. We are benefiting from training resources, and recognition from many communities. We are pleading that GG puts in much effort for us to raise funds through the crowdfunding platform. Looking forward to keeping you updated with our project reports.

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PERIOD: 1st November, 2018- 31st, January 2019.

  1. Introduction

Foundation for Community Development Association (FCDA) is a non-profit organization which attained legal status in 2017 with headquarters in Limbe, Cameroon. FCDA has an operational office in Mile 3, Nkwen, Bamenda, the North West region of the country.

It has been a difficult task running a business or organization during times of crisis in a country with a particular case to the deepening Anglophone crisis which has plagued the country and businesses are mostly shut down three days per week.

Our partner organization was set ablazed by secessionist and this made us to loss upwards of 2,000 USD to overhaul the machines and bought some equipment.

This reports spans for a quarter (3 months).

  1. Achievements
  • We got an Angel Investor who assisted us with the sum of 3,000 USD to expand our agriculture activities.
  • Our Agriculture web and mobile app also received a lot of attention as we are in the testing period. At the moment, we have 20 articles traded in our website.
  • We submitted project proposals to Tony Elumelu Foundation to benefit from 5,000 USD to separate our agriculture activities to education. This will enable us to register ICE Agro Ltd. This will undertake the profit related activities of FCDA.

 

  1. Problems
  • No fund was raised through our GlobalGiving Platform.
  • Political instability in the country stalling major actions.
  • Need for technical assistance such as professional developers services
  • Inadequate revenue sources
  • Inadequate ICT tools and farming equipment.
  1. Upcoming Activities
  • Cassava and maize grains preparation for planting season to be held on the 25/02/2019.
  1. Potentiality
  • Partnerships with other organizations enabling advancement in work
  • We are in talks with a financial institution Lobe Cooperative credit union for possible partnership so as to assist in farmers obtaining loans and credit.
  1. Conclusion 

We appreciate the work of GlobalGiving team as they are very responsive to our project. We are benefiting from training resources, and recognition from many communities. We are pleading that GG puts in much effort for us to raise funds through the crowdfunding platform. Looking forward to keeping you updated with our project reports.

Also, we are reiterating that there is a lot of hurdles amid political turmoil in the country.

I will like to have a mentor to assist our organization on building our digital skills and data management.

Appendix

  • Agro Palms Ltd site 

Etienne Ayuk Ayuk Ndip

Founder and President

Foundation for Community Development Association, Cameroon.

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PERIOD: 1st August, 2018- 31st, October 2018.

  1. Introduction

Foundation for Community Development Association (FCDA) is a non-profit organization which attained legal status in 2017 with headquarters in Limbe, Cameroon. FCDA has an operational office in Mile 3, Nkwen, Bamenda, the North West region of the country.

Amid the ongoing Anglophone crisis in the country, business activities have been very disturbing with little or no activities on weeks where the uprising aggravated.

Reaching out to clients, championing meetings, and access information has been a stressful task given that there is no internet connection.

This reports spans for a quarter ( 3 months). 

  1. Achievements
  • We diverted our activities to the south west region of the country precisely Ekondo Titi, a rural area where farming is the main economic activity. With our partnership with Agro Palms Ltd, we have rehabilitated a palm oil factory. Our capacity has increased from 200 tons to 250 tons of fresh fruit bunches because we are able to assist small holders to transform their produces.
  • We also conducted after school training programs for kids to learn digital skills especially rural children in Ekondo Titi whose parents are farmers. We have registered 15 kids for the program.
  • Our Agriculture web and mobile app also received a lot of attention as we are in the testing period. At the moment, we have 10 articles traded in our website.
  • Analysis was made with respect to our digital strategic goals of the organization and adjustments made as the initial goals were not realistic.
  1. Problems
  • No fund was raised through our GlobalGiving Platform.
  • Political instability in the country stalling major actions.
  • Need for technical assistance such as professional developers services
  • Inadequate revenue sources
  • Inadequate ICT tools and farming equipment.
  1. Upcoming Activities
  • Setting up of an operation office in Buea before the close of second quarter 2019.
  • Register to the techsoup Cameroon program and organize events. With first event to take place25/05/2019.
  1. Potentiality
  • Partnerships with other organizations enabling advancement in work
  • We have received more than 40 applications from volunteers and recruited 2 permanent workers
  1. Conclusion

We appreciate the work of GlobalGiving team as they are very responsive to our project. We are benefiting from training resources, and recognition from many communities. We are pleading that GG puts in much effort for us to raise funds through the crowdfunding platform. Looking forward to keeping you updated with our project reports.

Also, we are reiterating that there is a lot of hurdles amid political turmoil in the country. We plead that GlobalGiving should consider our late submission of reports and we shall try as much as possible to be on time.

Appendix

  • Agro Palms Ltd site

Etienne Ayuk Ayuk Ndip

Founder and President

Foundation for Community Development Association, Cameroon.

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8/08/2018

 

PROJECT REPORT

ORGANIZATION: Foundation for Community Development Association, (FCDA) Cameroon

PERIOD: 1st May, 2018- 31st, July 2018.

  1. Introduction

Foundation for Community Development Association (FCDA) is a non-profit organization which attained legal status in 2017 with headquarters in Limbe, Cameroon. FCDA has an operational office in Mile 3, Nkwen, Bamenda, the North West region of the country. FCDA has three board members, management team increased to 4 members, 6 staff and 3 volunteers.

  1. Achievements
  • FCDA secured partnership with Agro Palms Ltd, a private company in Cameroon into production and sales of quality seeds and palms oil as well as by-products of palms. This partnership was signed on the 1st, june, 2018. This has enabled FCDA to implement best management practices and are generating revenue to cater for activities of the organization. This partnership was signed for a period of five years. Farmers and mainly youths and women involved in cultivation of palms, cassava, maize and plantains have been reached out.
  • Our membership portfolio has grown by 100 made up of especially farmers and students
  • We have developed and established a digital trading platform to enable producers and consumers of agricultural commodities to get connected through a common platform. The receive sms, emails, and telephone calls on information, trend, market, prices, inputs and sources of capital. We have 7 farmers already registered on this platform.
  • We submitted a project titled ‘Digital training center for 100 Kids in Cameroon’ though we have not received any funding for this project.

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  • We have harvested almost 2 tons of tomatoes and potatoes from our demonstration farm. This has secured revenue to 10 farmers and has gone a long way to improve the families’ livelihoods.
  • We are discussing terms and conditions for a volunteer Mobile App developer to strengthen our platform
  1. Problems
  • No fund was raised through our Crowdfunding GG Platform.
  • Political instability in the country stalling major actions.
  • Need for technical assistance such as professional developers services
  • Inadequate revenue sources

 

  1. Upcoming Activities
  • Launching of Mobile App on the 1st/01/2019
  • Workshop on the use of Mobile and Web App to farmers and other stakeholders on the 30/11/2018

 

  1. Potentiality
  • Partnerships with other organizations enabling advancement in work
  • Mobile and Web App will be first of its kind in Cameroon. Farmers are sure to sell their produces.
  • We have developed two micro projects to submit to GG Platform. ‘After school Digital Programs for kids’ and ‘Adult Literacy Programs’
  • Upcoming campaigns on GG Platform

 

  1. Conclusion

 

We appreciate the work of GlobalGiving team as they are very responsive to our project. We are benefiting from training resources, and recognition from many communities. We are pleading that GG puts in much effort for us to raise funds through the crowdfunding platform. Looking forward to keeping you updated with our project reports.

 

Appendix

  • Concept Note FCDA
  • Agro Palms Ltd site

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FOUNDATION FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION

Location: Limbe, Cameroon/South West Region - Cameroon
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @FCDCameroon
Project Leader:
Etienne A Ayuk
Limbe, Cameroon/South West Cameroon

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