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Nov142011

Our Goals for 2012

Without contributions from people like you, Breaking Ground would not be able to accomplish any of the work we do. Please consider making an investment in Breaking Ground and in the Cameroonian communities with whom we work, so that together we can make real, tangible progress. Should you chose to support Breaking Ground, here is what we hope to accomplish in 2012.

Our first priority is to follow through with the commitments and programs that are up and running:

WEP Dschang

We will fund the second year of the WEP in Dschang, moving the program closer toward our goal of independent operation. In 2011 this program was generously funded with the support of the Flanigan Foundation, which has pledged a further $5,000 toward the program in 2012. But this leaves $15,000 that we will need to raise.

 

Cocoa & Palm Nurseries

We will support the farmers of Nkong and Folepi as we develop a second year of palm and cocoa nurseries. A $10,000 grant from Man & Nature will cover much of the planting costs, but we will need to spend an additional $5,000 to ensure the farmers get the training and support they need to invest successfully.

 

 
Then there are the projects that we have been planning and researching, which we would love to see come to fruition in 2012:

WEP Southwest

The Women’s Entrepreneurial Program has been redesigned to fit the needs of the rural populations of the southwest. To run this program we would need to hire a second fulltime employee, in addition to paying for the community gardens that would be used for training, and providing small loans to selected participants. Total cost: $30,000.

 

Community Projects: Water Pump

We haven’t forgotten about community seed grants and are in the process of evaluating a water pump project in the village of Baleveng. Assuming that the community is sufficiently mobilized and that the project is deemed feasible by our team, I hope that we will break ground on this project in 2012. Total cost will be approximately $17,000.

 

None of our goals will be possible without the continued support of donors like you. As we move towards 2012, I hope you will choose to make a contribution. Every donation brings us one step closer to realizing these projects and effecting meaningful change in the lives of the Cameroonians with whom we work.

If you have any questions about how your donation will be used, please contact me: alex.moore@breaking-ground.org

On est ensemble (Together),

Alex Moore
Executive Director

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