Utilizing Local Resources to Enhance Opportunities

by Food and Rural Development Foundation (FORUDEF)
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Thank you again for you support and encouragement. 

For the juice processing project, the juice is produced in Buea and sold in Buea. Even though the small machines we had are getting slightly worn out, the income from the sale of juice and your continuous donations are able to replace the machines. However, we would like to construct a 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 realize its full potential.

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.

 

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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

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