Community Granary Project – UPDATE

November 21st, 2009 by admin

Concrete Block Ready for Granary Walls_Oct 2009

As of this week, US fundraising for the Community Granary project in the village of Ngan-Ha, Cameroon is complete. Generous contributors made the difference putting us close enough to our US fundraising goal to apply for a grant from Peace Corps Partnership Program’s Agriculture Fund. A grant from the fund put us over the top.

The granary is a basic technology advance for the village supporting more sustainable, more profitable farming in a community where practically every family is a farm family. In the wake of a community needs assessment showing strong interest in a granary facility, our daughter, Elena, an Agro-Forestry Peace Corps volunteer, acted as project facilitator/coordinator working with village organizations and leaders, architects, and others to create and implement a facility plan/design.

Thank you to everyone who donated, shared project information with others, suggested fundraising ideas, or helped in any way!! We greatly appreciate the Friends of Cameroon organization placing our appeal on this website. Many contributions came from people we don’t even know.

Just an amazing experience!

Local fundraising and building construction in Ngan-Ha is going well. We’ll continue to update the Community Granary Blog with project progress news and pictures: http://communitygranary.wordpress.com/

With Affection,

– Merritt & Jill

Merritt & Jill Bussiere
Kewaunee, Wisconsin
Parents of Elena Bussiere

Elena


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