Friday, October 2, 2009

Community Development Report

I. Tumukolia Region

A. Fish Pond
1. Six Fish Ponds (Tilapia and Catfish)
2. Harvested several times—last harvested Dec. ‘08/Jan. ‘09
B. Rice Farm
1. 15 tins of seed rice planted over several 16 acres
2. To be harvested between Nov. & Dec. 2009this year
C. Cassava Farm/Patch
1. Monrovia Region Youth Cassava Patch—the youth planted
Cassava in Tumukolia and will harvest January 201
2. Jawajeh and Tumukolleh youth also support this projec
D. Cassava Farm
1. Women of Tumukolia Church plant and harvest the farm which help support evangelism efforts in their area.

II. Jawajeh Region

A. Coconut Plantation—After seven years, this farm will be a source of income.
B. Community Empowerment in Organic Farming
1. Agricultural project in partnership with SAND (Sustainable Agricultural Nutritional Development
2. Seeds and training given to plant and grow vegetable gardens
3. 40+ Graduates from this program
C. Pre-School -- ABC through 3rd Grade (in Yomo town); Three teachers
D. Rice Farm -- Project undertaken by the local church in Yomo Town area
E. Rabbits -- Pair recently given from Konia
F. Guest House -- Recent missions trip generated US $220 income to be used towards Jawajeh Region (Willie Town) church construction

III. Yangaryea Region
A. Study Class -- 50 Students; Two teachers

IV. Monrovia Region

A. Kpondeh Town
1. Pre-School: (50 Students; Three teachers, including Principal)
2. Cassava Farms
a. One farm was done by School students
b. Second farm is community’s support project for the school.
c. Community Coal Project—Monrovia Church work with the community to burn coal in support of the school project.

B. Peter’s Town
1. Elementary School
a. 120 students
b. Six paid teachers, including Principal whose salary comes from Feeding Program
c. School Feeding Program supported by Samaritan’s Purse
2. Church Construction underway
3. Water well and hand pump through Water of Life in
process of being installed

V. Konia Region (by location of projects)

A. Malawu
1. Pre-School
a. 58 students;Two teachers
c. Student operated vegetable garden, primarily potato greens and beans
d. School Feeding Program through Samaritan’s Purse
B. Bomi Hills -- Pre-School (through 1st Grade)
C. Zuwulor -- Church owned one goat (currently pregnant)
D. Dorzinalor -- Raising Goat
E. Borkeza -- Church Peanut Farm
F. Wakesu -- Church Peanut Farm
G. Kpassagizia -- Church Peanut Farm
H. Konia
1. Elementary and Junior High School (through 8th grade)
a. 2008-2009 School Year Stats
1) 379 Students
2) 17 paid teachers (scheduled to increase to 20 teachers for 2009-2010 school year)
b. School operated vegetable garden
c. School sponsored piggery project—one pig currently
d. School feeding program supported by Samaritan’s Purse

2. Church Sponsored Projects
a. Fish Pond
1) Six Ponds (Tilapia fish)
2) Two Caretakers (paid 400LD/$6USD each per month)
b. Rabbits
1) Initial rabbits died
2) New rabbits doing well, reproducing often
3) Pair of rabbits given to Jawajeh
4) Currently 10 rabbits
c. Piggery
1) Three of first five died (total of 18 died throughout project life)
2) Samaritan’s Purse brought 7 additional pigs
3) 20 pigs after reproduction
4) Sold 6, Butchered 2 for CRCA conferences
5) Recently purchased one male and one female delivered 6 living piglets
6) Two Piggery Caretakers (paid 400LD/$6USD each per month)
d. Goat: 3 goats remain after one died; 1 pregnant
e. Chicken: Approximately 40 chickens at start of project (many died from fast spreading chicken disease)
f. Rice Mill
1) Project started 2006
2) Rice Mill Income=
3) Three bags of clean rice given to Rainbow Town Orphanage
4) Two Rice Mill Caretakers (paid 400LD/$6USD each per month)
g. Guest House
1) Began generating income from summer 2008
2) Guest House Fees: International-$10USD/day; local-$5USD/day; $3USD per meal

VI. Truck—Canter
A. Rented out for transport of goods for construction projects, feeding
program areas, and goods to be sold in Monrovia
B. Also rented for transport of people to and from events

VII. Mission 10%
A. All CRCA churches are expected to pay 10% of their tithes and offerings from that local church to the CRCA central account.
B. 10% income can help with general conferences and special programs.

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