Provide equipment and training to Liberian miners

by Rights & Rice Foundation (RRF)
Feb 14, 2012

Artisanal Miners Welcome Assistance to Improve ...

Artisanal Miners Welcome Assistance to Improve their Lives Report of the Project, Provision of equipment and training for mine and mine workers.

Approved in December 2011,we are pleased to report that this project has started. The generous contribution from our donors has been received enthusiastically by the artisan mining communities who have so long yearned for assistance. The project is taking place in Grand Cape Mount County, one of the three counties in western Liberia bordering the Republic of Sierra Leone, rich in natural resources but whose population including artisanal miners has lived in communities that are yet to receive basic social services. Three separate meetings were held with county authorities, line ministries and the selected project communities. The purpose of the meetings was to disseminate information as regard the project implementation, to solicit support from county officials and to explain to the miners and mine workers the criteria set for the selection of beneficiaries as well as the limitationd of the project. The county officials now understand the nature of the project and have pledged their support. The project is planned to provide mining equipment on revolving loan basis to miners and their mine workers to help improve the income generated from their mining activities. The beneficiaries will also receive financial management training to help them manage the expected increase in income. Initial activities have led to the following achievements: - 20 miners and 300 mine workers will directly benefit from the first round of assistance under this project. - Among these 320 beneficiaries, 40 have been identified to undergo intensive one week business management training. The Federation of Miners’ Association (FOMAL), Rights and Rice Foundation and all the beneficiaries of this project extend their sincere thanks to our donors on this very important project.


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Rights & Rice Foundation (RRF)

Location: Paynesville City, Liberia - Liberia
Project Leader:
James Yarsiah
Monrovia, Liberia

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