Utilizing Local Resources to Enhance Opportunities

by Food and Rural Development Foundation (FORUDEF)
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Thank you again for your support and interest in the work we are doing. We could never accomplish what we have without our great team of staff, volunteers, and supporters - at home and overseas. All of you help to make an important impact and we are always grateful for you and your partnership with us. 

The juice program continues to generate income for our initiatives and we are still working to take this project to the next level. We are looking into commercial scale juice processors that would help us to increase our productivity immensely. This is something we are working towards and hope to have in place in the near future. 

The juice we produce is very popular in Buea and the communities in which we work. And, it is healthy, natural, and delicious. We are proud to produce a great product and to know that it also increases economic opportunities for our organization and for other individuals who can utilize this entrepreneurial initiative. 

Over this last dry season, we have had tremendous success growing and selling watermelon, out of season, with some creative irrigation solutions and a little bit of risk-taking. The results have exceeded our expectations and this has allowed us to sell a product that is in high demand, while also producing fresh watermelon juice during a time when this is not commonly found. This is something that we will continue to do in the future and we are excited for the positive economic outcomes of this initiative. We will keep you posted.

Thanks again for being a part of this with us. 

juice on sale
juice on sale

We continue to increase in the quantity of juice produced each month as oour income grows. 

The juice is produced in Buea and sold in Buea. Even though the small machines we had are getting bad, the income from the sale of juice is able to replace the machine. However, we would like to complete building exclusively for fruit processing.

This project has been a wonderful source of sustainability for our organization and family. Your support has been wonderful and we appreciate that a lot.  We would be grateful for your continuous generous donations for this project to realise its full potential as we look forward to full scale commercialisation of fresh fruit juice in Cameroon.

papaya for processing
papaya for processing
glsdd og papaya juice
glsdd og papaya juice
pinapple ready for processing
pinapple ready for processing
some of the many local fruit varieties
some of the many local fruit varieties

Thank you again for your generous support and for your continued interest in what we are doing.

We work hard to promote a healthy lifestyle for families and communities. We also work hard to empower women with income generating oppotunities. Together, this work will produce communities and families that are strong physically and economically. The great thing about our juicing initiative is that it promotes both of these. This is a project that has many positive benefits for women, families, and communities. We are continuing to partner with women to expand this program and to produce a better product. In time, and with more advanced processing tools, we will also be able to produce more juice that would then be sold in local markerts.

We recently attended a Festival for Arts and Culture in Limbe and we were asked to display and sell our juice at this event. This was a great opportunity to share what we are doing and to generate interest and support in empowering women through this type of initiative. Processing juice also helps us as an organization, as we sell what we produce and use the profits to support our continued work. 

We hope that you will continue to partner with us in this important and empowering initiative. 

Thank you so much for your kindness and support.

At the Limbe event
At the Limbe event

Thank you again for partnering with us. We could not carry out this work without you.

As FORUDEF gets closer to reaching the funding goals for its juicing initiative, it has been able to be more intentional and consequently, more effective in its marketing. FORUDEF now sells its juice products regularly in markets in Buea and the neighboring town of Limbe. As knowledge of FORUDEF’s processing and sale of juice grows, FORUDEF is seeing their sales grow as well. As a result, they are able to process more fruit, refine the process, and involve more local women in the initiative for the purpose of generating income.

 

With the expansion in marketing and sales, FORUDEF is pleased to see the success of this initiative grow. The secondary impacts of this include increased community health as a result of regular fruit consumption, and income generation opportunities for women.

Once again, thank you for your generous support. We greatly appreciate your partnership in helping FORUDEF to better the lives of individuals and communities in Cameroon. 

The juice project is going well. Currently, Susan is at a trade fair where she will promote the juice from the project as well as the project in general. Also, the success of the juice business so far has led us to consider starting a store in town focused on selling the products from this project. The demand is there, we just need to find the right location- in terms of affordability and accessabillity. 

 

Also, to clarify our progress to date, we have used donations to purchase a deep freezer, cooler, and large flask. These items have increased FORUDEF’s ability to scale up its production of juice. As a result, a group of 4-5 women are now able to produce 30-40 500 mL bottles of juice in a day. In addition, the deep freezer has allowed FORUDEF to purchase fruit when it is cheapest, and store it until it is needed. The ability to store fruit has also made juice processing malleable to demands for the processor’s time; fruit can be cut and frozen one day, and turned into juice the next without fear of it spoiling.


As noted in our earlier report, although there is much interest amongst women’s groups and individuals in participating in this project, FORUDEF lacks both the financial and social capital to expand the initiative. However, we have prioritized the purchase of professional-grade fruit processors once we have acquired the neccessary funding. This purchase will expedite the process of fruit processing and help to expand the scope of this initiative.

We look forward to providing more updates as this project grows and we thank you for your support and generosity.

 

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Food and Rural Development Foundation (FORUDEF)

Location: Buea, South West Region - Cameroon
Website: http:/​/​www.forudef.org
Project Leader:
Moses Tabe
Buea, Southwest Region Cameroon
$6,915 raised of $8,000 goal
 
57 donations
$1,085 to go
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