Our projects. So far...
Me and my husband, Christer, have started up several financial projects in order to help the inhabitants of Kafountine. These projects are dependant on economical help from us and all our kindhearted friends and sponsors. It´s really wonderful to see how so little can help so much down here. So whether you have a small or a large sum to spare, please contact me and we will see to it that your money reaches its recipient and continue to build up what we´ve started!
Maybe you want to come here yourself and see how you easily can make a difference?
The School for girls only; Satang Jabang
This is a school för girls and women only. Here they learn how to cook, sow, paint aswell as spell, count, read and write. The French and English language are also important subjects. Being able to go to school and learn all of the above surely improves the women of Kafountine´s chances of providing for themselves and their future family. It makes them strong and proud to feel their independence! With our help they have received new sowing machines, being able to hire new teachers, opened a restaurant, opened a juicebar and an internet café. Our work continues so that young girls and women can get the education they have the right to!
We have bought a piece of land on which we have made it possible cultivate. A lot of familys struggle to get the money to cover their costs. With large familys, several wives and many children it is difficult and hard work. The population of Kafountine is economically quite poor. There are also families in which the woman is the sole provider since their husband is either dead or has left the family. This is why this project is so important. Women get the possibilty to grow their own vegetables and fruits and sell them at the market. The income help them feed their children and might even cover costs for clothes and school.
In the garden we grow mango, papaya, sweet potatoes, bread fruit and corn.
The women has to work the dry and hard soil by hand and carry every drop of water to the plants.
With our financial help we have also bought seeds, dirt, plants, tools and everything else that is needed in order to make it possible for them to continue. As you can understand these women are in great need of our continued help.
In Kafountine there is a small hospital. As the people of Kafountine suffer from illness and injuries as often as we do, if not more often due to their hard life, they are in need of a hospital just as much we are. Sadly the costs for keeping a fully equipped clinic with educated staff is ecnomically impossible. Even medicine is scarce. The clinic also helps out with delivering babies and with the lack of help this is not safe for the mother or for the child.
We hope that with our help we can improve the conditions of the hopspital and make the daily work there safer and easier for the staff and its patients. It is also important for us to continue to fill up their shelves with medicine, bandages, towels etc. You can help in making this possible!
In Kafountine a lot of children grow up in large rather poor families. Many have to contribute to the family's economy and work daily. This of course makes it impossible for them to attend school and thus they miss the opportunity of education and enhacing their possibility to a profession and a better life for themselves and their family. And so the circle is closed.
Therefor we have provided several of the children with Swedish sponsors. With a small monthly amount you can help "your" child to a better future. Some of our sponsors have already visited Kafountine and gotten to know the families and children well and the relation and bond it creates is really special.