Intergrated Rural Development Project Proposal

BORABU INTEGRATED RURAL DEVELOPMENT PROJECT (BIRDP)

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This proposal is an effort to raise funds to initiate socio-economic development in a rural community of the Abagusii tribe in Western Kenya. The project promoters (Dr Robert N. Oenga and Rev. Nelson O. Oenga) were born and raised in the area and understand the conditions and needs of the people. Direct requests have been made to the promoters to be the mouthpiece of the community in seeking financial, material, technical and other forms of assistance as a first step towards an integrated development project.

The programme will comprise the following activities; Community Health, Water Development, Skills and vocational training, Social Intervention/support, Business and Entrepreneurship development, Dairy improvement project and a range of other agro-based income generating activities. The operational budget over a 5-year period is GBP £321,000.

The capital budget of GBP £166,000 will cover; two (2) field vehicles, a tractor & trailer, construction of four (4) satellite centres/clinics, a Main health centre and workshops for the artisan skills and water development technology.

The Project will mobilise and direct resources within the proposed project site. The people themselves – through open general meetings and represented by an elected Project Management Committee, will make the project decisions. The Project Manager, the Kenya Registered Nurse and other technical staff will be identified from within and outside the project area. All support staff; community activists and other workers will be drawn from the project area. The community members will contribute time and effort to upgrade the rural access roads and provide some of the local materials and free labour needed in the construction of the churches and project centres, clinics and workshops on the earmarked sites.

The various success indicators and results are outlined under section IV – Expected results. These demonstrate that the proposed project will have a major positive impact on the wellbeing of the people. Some of the projects may improve the lives of the people, up to 40-60% of the estimated 60,000 residents of the project site by year 5.

The lessons learnt from this pilot project at the end of the 5 years will be applied towards a broader, more sustainable programme to benefit other areas the Abagusii tribe and other parts of country.

We would like to invite you to be part of this great work. Thank you.

STATEMENT BY THE PROMOTERS:

We have had the privilege of working as development consultants in many other parts of the African continent – for Governmental organisations, Development agencies, churches, Hospitals, Christian organisations and Community-based, self-help development projects. Our experiences in these programmes have been challenging and eye opening and have provided us with a sense of fulfilment, knowing we are part of a solution – as an instrument for positive change.

In all the years of our work we have not been involved with a project so close to our hearts. In this project we are no longer consultants but participants. We were born and raised in the target community. In the attached proposals we have tried to simply tell the story as it is. We hope we will be able to find someone to help and partner with us to initiate the development and progress this community so desperately needs.

We the promoters have been initiated into the eldership of the target community. In this respect we are empowered by the people to speak on their behalf and to extend a hand of welcome to friends and visitors. Welcome to Bobassi Borabu, Nyacheki and let us experience together the sheer delight of liberating a people and eradicating the scourge of poverty.

Dr Robert N. Oenga
Rev Nelson O. Oenga

Lighthouse Mission International Limited www.lccnorthampton.org

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  1. we are a sudanese charitable org. registered in 2002 in sudan working mainly for community development in darfur which concide with your mission and goals. can we cooprate to fulfill that goals.

  2. Indian Farm Forestry Development Cooperative Limited (IFFDC) a multi- state cooperative, registered on 22nd October 1993 under Multi State Co-operative Societies Act 1984, has been promoted by Indian Farmer Fertiliser Co-Operative Ltd.(IFFCO, a largest Fertilizer Cooperative of the world) to undertake wasteland development through afforestation by promoting SHGs, organizing Primary Farm Forestry Cooperative Societies (PFFCS) and Primary Livelihood Development Cooperative Societies (PLDCS) at village level and by adopting equitable and gender focused participatory approaches.

    The mission of IFFDC is “To enhance the socio-economic status of the people through collective action by Sustainable Natural Resources Development”. The objectives are Wasteland development for ecological balance and to generate additional employment, to develop wastelands & rural communities through an integrated farming systems approach, to involve the beneficiaries and empower women through Co-operatives/Self Help Groups (SHGs) and to provide Financial, Technical & Extension services to the members of Primary Farm Forestry Development Co-operative Societies (PFFCS) and Primary Livelihood Development Co-operative Societies (PLDCS).

    IFFDC is presently working in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Orissa, Chattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh. More than 26000 ha. of wasteland comprising sodic, ravines, waterlogged and hilly areas have been converted into green forests through 156 PFFCS having a membership base of 29,000 out of which 38% are landless and 51% are marginal and small category farmers. Under Western India Rainfed Farming Project which is supported by Department for International Development (DFID), UK Govt and implemented in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, 929 SHGs, 22 Primary Livelihoods Development Cooperative Societies (PLDCS), 57 Water User’s Committees (WUCs) and 6 Joint Forest Managements have been formed. The PLDCS are based on a membership of SHGs, other community-based organisations (CBOs) and individuals. They carry forward the project activities and provide commercially-based livelihood services for the benefit of their members.
    The organization has successfully implemented large Development Projects worth Rs. 100 crores by involving CIDA (Canada), DFID, UK Govt., World Bank through Rajasthan Government, National Afforestation and Eco Development Board (NAEB), Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India, State Governments and IFFCO as partners on Wasteland development, Watershed development, Livelihoods Enhancement, Poverty Alleviation, Community Health Improvement and other related aspects of integrated rural development by promoting village / community level organizations during the last more than 12 years.

    IFFDC has vast experience in developing, testing and adopting a “cooperative” model to establish groupings of CBOs and SHGs and simultaneously working for the capacity building of community- based organizations like SHGs, village level cooperative societies and Gram Panchayats through its well experienced, professional team.

    It is a matter of pride that Government of India awarded the prestigious “Indira Priyadarshini Vriksha Mitra Award” to IFFDC for its outstanding excellence in afforestation and wasteland development. IFFDC also won the IMC award 2002 for environment, agriculture and rural development. Besides these, the CEO, Project Coordinators and the implementing staff have continuously been awarded by universities, Institutions and the government agencies.

    IFFDC has achieved excellent results and has gone a long way in transforming the wasteland into green stretches, ridge to valley treatment under soil water conservation measures to check soil erosion and retain in-situ moisture, developing big and small water resources structures (anicuts) to increase irrigated area and productivity of the land, introducing different crops and crop varieties which is best suited for the area in a participatory manner, livestock development through breed improvement programmes, vaccinations, de-worming, roughage treatment and distribution of high quality bulls, bucks and poultry birds, introducing various income generation activities and simultaneously skill augmentation of unskilled and semi skilled craftsmen and value addition to the locally available crafts and thereby providing sustainable means of livelihood.

    2.2 Resource Centre for Livelihoods Promotions (RCLP), a unit of IFFDC
    In pursuance of disseminating its long experience gained under different projects, IFFDC has established a Resource Centre for Livelihoods Promotion (RCLP) at Udaipur to provide services on various aspects of livelihoods, meeting the internal and external challenges faced by development practitioners and community members through trainings, capacity building, experience sharing, research & technical studies

    The resource Centre is mandated to give practical solutions to the emerging challenges. Backed by an in-house team of trainers, implementers, researchers and the experienced visiting learned faculty, the centre has been fully equipped to provide services to development organizations, government agencies and donor projects.

    RCLP is seized of the emerging reality of livelihood interventions and has built a framework to address such concerns. Unlike the prescriptive nature of development interventions in the past, the emerging perspective favors an analysis of the political-economy of poverty to help design livelihoods-based interventions. Such analysis have shifted thrust of the RCLP interventions from monetary to non-monetary, with clear focus on empowering development intermediaries.

    RCLP have applied a multiple-team approach to develop package of services. Each of the teams perform multi-tasks, often overlapping, to increment value and knowledge as it evolves and develops its annual roster of services. The services are tailored around the matrix of modules and activities and have continued to be distinct from one set of services to another. The RCLP have hinged its activities and services around building and enriching knowledge for diverse applications.
    We are interested to work with for the livelihood enhancement of rural and farming community in the Rajasthan state of India.

    Dr.Pankaj Audichya
    Programme Officer ( M& E )
    IFFDC-Rajasthanm State

  3. Requesting for small grant for in agriculture in sierra
    leone rural communities please sir/madam
    from GABRIEL FATOMA
    PROGRAMME COORDINATOR

  4. Dear Sir/Madam,

    We are working in very remot part of Bharatpur district in Rajasthan on issues related to Health, Livelihood and Education. If there is any funding opportunity then please let me know

    Banaja Mishra
    Program Manager

  5. DEAR SIR /MADAM
    REALY WE APPRECIATE YOUR WORK WHICH YOU AND YOUR TEAM HAS DONE REGARDING INTEGRATED RUARL DEVELOPMENT IN INDIA .YOUR FIRST FARMING INFORMATION IS HELP FULL FOR THOSE WHO CAN ACHIEVE MORE TO DEVELOP FOO SECURITY PLAN FOR RURAL POOR .I M WORKIG DOING PHD ON SUATAINABLE AGRICULTURE EXTENSION EDUCATION .AND ALSO WORKING FOR POOR COMUNITY THROUGH SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM OF NGOS.KINDLY SHARE ICT MATERIALS AND KNOWLEDGE TO MY GIVEN EMAIL CONTACT,HOPE IN FUTURE WE WILL WORK FOR BETTER TOMORRW.THANX ALOT
    SINCERELY
    MUHAMMED ISMAIL KUMBHAR
    ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    SINDH AGRICULTURE UNIVERSITY ,TANDO JAM.SINDH ,PAKISTAN

  6. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I read positively about the good work your organisation does to support the needy and vulnerable communities. I would like to enquire whether your organisation can fund one of our projects. We work in the war-torn District of Lira in Northern Uganda on the promotion of public health, renewable energy and environment conservation, economic empowerment and education.

    We shall be grateful to get a feedback from you.

    Kind regards,
    Jerome Awany,
    Chairperson.

  7. One hundred Sample Project Proposals related to various sectors and fund raising directories from various countries available for NGO fund raising in One CD. contact email:nrckhan@gmail.com

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