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Grand Bassa County Liberia, West Africa 

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Janjay Economic Development Project

 Empowering Women through Agriculture

and Entrepreneurship  

 

 

Summary

 

The Empowering Women Through Entrepreneurship Project will provide 300 women with entrepreneurial skills training in 3 main areas; Agriculture, Clothing & Health and Beauty Products Business Development. Janjay will provide enterprise support for rural  farmers in progressive ways for cassava production, processing, distribution and marketing. Soap production and “go to” market support and clothing manufacturing support in the production, distribution and marketing of school uniforms and clothing.

 

 

Goal $77,000

 

Challenge

Liberia has suffered through a 14-year war that ravaged the economy in many ways; each sector of the economy was impacted, leaving the majority of the population in poverty. After 13 years of instability, the country is still struggling with complicated economic and social issues. These issues, however, remain the overwhelming impediment for those living in rural areas, particularly women.  

 

Solution

The farmers of which majority are women have a well-organized leadership structure with more 400 members. Janjay is partnering with this community group to embark on a 100 acres cassava production and value chain activities. Our organization will provide technical support through our trained agriculture technicians, and increase its intervention strategy aim at enhancing rural farmers’ capacity in District #2. Farmers will receive technical support and training in cassava production, processing, and marketing. 

 

Long-Term Impact

By the end of the first five years, more than 400 farmers many of whom are women will be able to produce at least 20 or more entrepreneurs who can run the value chain facet of the businesses. The farmers will be able to undertake transformational projects within their communities. They will have established a village saving and loan program to assist individual or other groups of farmers. The project implementation will be evaluated and supervised by technical Agriculture skilled technicians. These farmers will experience transformation. 

 

Women’s economic empowerment is central to realizing women’s rights and gender equality. Women’s economic empowerment includes women’s ability to participate equally in existing markets; their access to and control over productive resources, access to decent work, control over their own time, lives and bodies; and increased voice, agency and meaningful participation in economic decision-making at all levels from the household to international institutions.

Women’s economic empowerment boosts productivity, increases economic diversification and income equality in addition to other positive economic development outcomes.

 

 

 

JanJay Village of Hope is committed to addressing the skills and economic opportunity gaps in rural areas by serving:

The majority of farmers are women who have a well-organized leadership structure with more than 400 members. Janjay has partnered with this community group to embark on a 100 acre cassava production and value chain project. 

Our organization will provide technical support through our trained agriculture technicians, and increase its intervention strategy aim at enhancing rural farmers’ capacity in District #2. Farmers will receive technical support and training in cassava production, processing, distribution and marketing.

 

• Vulnerable children with no access to

  education 

• Vulnerable people with no access to health

   services in rural areas

• Vulnerable women and children in a rural area

  to gain access to treatment and counseling 

• Youth with no access to training and

  technology

• Young women who desire education  to live a

  fulfilling life 

• Orphans who either lost their parents  to Ebola 

Priorities

  1. Construct a new elementary school to improve education among rural children

  2. Reduce illiteracy rate  among rural school-age children

  3. Construct a new healthcare facility to improve education among rural children

  4. Increase community integration through education and health services

  5. Increase resource mobilization through partnerships 

  6. Soliciting donated textbooks and teaching materials to help support children learning 

Empowering Rural Women through agriculture and entrepreneurship  

Summary 

Janjay village of Hope Non-Profit Organization founded in the United States and registered in Grand Bassa County, Liberia as a local nonprofit. The organization mission aims at engaging in community empowerment including agriculture and education for rural poor communities. The organization target beneficiaries are youth, women, and people with disabilities. Janjay Village of Hope is partnering with the over community formers based in District # 2, Grand Bassa County. The goal is to support rural farmers in cassava production, processing, and marketing. 

 

$77,000

Total goal

 

Challenge

Liberia suffered 14-year war that ruined the economic. Every sector of our economy was ruined leaving majority of the people in poverty. After 13 years of stability, the country is still struggling with numerous complicated economic and social issues. These issues, however, remain the overwhelming for those living in rural areas, particularly women.  Today, over 65% of the women are marginalized due to poverty. Since the war, Liberian women bear most of the burden to provide health, education food needs for their families. It is known that Grand Bassa County is one of the poorest counties in Liberia with 74% of households with unmet basic needs are headed by women.  Over 60% of women give birth outside of a health facility. The situation has even worsened with the Ebola crisis in Liberia resulting in more than 4,600 cases and 4,000+ deaths and causing severe social and economic breakdown across the country. According to Liberian authorities, the virus spread disproportionately, in that 75%  of Ebola cases and deaths were women, due to the role they play as primary caregivers of the family. Many of these caregivers were girls under 30 years or rural woman. Today, early and unwanted pregnancies rate is very high as a result of depravation and lack of family planning.

Solution

The farmers of which majority are women have a well-organized leadership structure with more 400 members. Janjay is partnering with this community group to embark on a 100 acres cassava production and value chain activities. Our organization will provide technical support through our trained agriculture technicians, and increase its intervention strategy aim at enhancing rural farmers’ capacity in District #2. Farmers will receive technical support and training in cassava production, processing, and marketing. 

 

Long-Term Impact

By the end of the first five years, more than 400 farmers many of whom are women will be able to produce at least 20 or more members who can run the value chain facet of the project. The farmers should be able to undertake some transformational projects within their communities. They must have established a village saving and loan program to assist individual or other group of farmers. The project implementation will be evaluated and supervised by technical Agriculture skilled technicians. These target farmers will experience transformation. 

DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO:

JANJAY 

VILLAGE OF HOPE

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