BRAZIL Cultivation of coffee by ACOP – Ouro Verde

The ACOP of Ouro Verde, which last year installed the irrigation system in large areas of the community “sitio” (arable land) to prepare new coffee plantations, by both individual members and community, succeded in planting new coffe crops, with the financial help of Don Sergio. Soon there will be the first harvest, and, after harvesting, a “coffee seeds drying machine” is required. Until a few years ago, coffee drying was done simply by placing the coffe seeds under the sun in the ACOP courtyard. Today the quantities and quality demands of the product are such that this simple and traditional …

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO- Kinzono agricultural project – Plateau de Batekes

The project was born in 2018 with the aim of giving a group of single women with children the opportunity to cultivate lands their own, purchased thanks to the support of Come Noi and Aimée Ngoma Mbenza founder of the non-profit association Femme Lève Toi. In the first two years, 6 hectares of land were purchased and today with the purchase of another 16 hectare plot the figure has reached 22!! The land, adjacent to the previous one, will allow us to increase the cultivation of cassava in particular, and to rotate the fields a bit. As the cultivated area …

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TOGO Noepe region – Project to support one-parent families (women with children)

The project primary objective is fighting poverty in the Noepe region, by providing drink water to Tonui-Kope village, helping single women in the village to carry out income-generating activities (e.g.: producing primary food), and to pay for the school of their children (10 families with 30 kids will be selected). Activities include: digging a well, building a hangar with five ovens for preparing cassava flour (base food), and providing school supplies. The project, approved last Dicember and started in January 2021, will be carried out by the association DAREE, who presented the project, in association with association APMED, which has …

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RWANDA – Nyinawimana Beekeeping second phase

The project starts again after the stop in 2015, due to death of many of the bees and the swarming of many hives. Honey production needs, besides an appropriate climate, know-how and careful processing and these were somewhat insufficient during the first experience. Furthermore, there was probably the need of growing more flowering trees for pollen production. We have therefore asked an expert appraisal by local technicians and agronomists before deciding about founding the project. The technicians have given a positive appraisal: it looks like activities have been carried on also with the help of local entities (Caritas, Province veterinaries) …

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RWANDA Basketwork in Byumba

The project has been proposed to Come Noi by Sister Odette, who intends to reactivate the school of basketry at the Mgr. Ruzindane center in Byumba. It is aimed at young orphans who cannot stay at school. Thanks to this project they can learn a job, having the possibility of self-employment and keep themselves away from the risk of drugs and prostitution. Come Noi has decided to support the project for a period of three years starting in 2016. The building where the courses will be held is under construction, in the meantime other available rooms are being used. The …

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RWANDA Clay manufacturing in Muyanza

In autumn 2016 Abbé Jean Népomuscène submitted to Come Noi the new project of clay manufacturing. The goal was to develop the management autonomy of the inhabitants of Muyanza, integrating the agricultural income of the families involved with the one coming from the commercialization of the objects produced. The initiative is part of a regional project for promoting creativity and innovation in art and domestic objects. Clay manufacturing will be used for the production of household and bathroom wares. Muyanza clay is the best in the area: the Congo imports it to build tiles. Come Noi after having analyzed the …

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RWANDA Kibirizi professional school

In 2017 Come Noi accepts a new challenge proposed by Mons.Fourissier in the field of professional training: The restructuring and maintenance of the Kibirizi professional school. The project is aimed at young people who have finished school but cannot find a job. It’s part of the current government system, which promotes the professional training of young people at risk. Our contribution should cover three years. During the first year the salaries of two teachers, a social worker and the material used for the courses have been  payed for by Come NOi. For their part, the students provide scholastic material, food …

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UGANDA Agricultural training for the women of the village of Bala

The project started in 2015 when our local contats pointed out the need to help single women with dependent or elderly children through the agricultural training. We have taken this new challenge with enthusiasm: Francesco Salvi, Giorgio Rabajoli, Father George Ogwal and Mons. Giuseppe Franzelli lead the project, thanks to the experience gained in 9 years of activity in training projects. 32 groups of 30 women each were activated, assigning a contribution of € 500 per group and a kit (iron box with three locks and three keys, notebooks and pencils for accounting). These are the activities: – meetings with …

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