In Buhoma village everything has come to a halt since the covid-19 pandemic. Usually people make their living from tourists coming here to see the gorillas. The project is designed to help the people have a new source of income during the crisis. With the construction of a Webshop, the artists in Buhoma will have a chance to sell their art all over the world.
From each sale a percentage goes into an existing project to buy food other families.
's Echo vo dr Feldbergstrooss
With "Echolot", Dina Jost and Thomas-Maria Reck publish their very first record. The duo decided upon live recordings based on its history. 's Echo vo dr Feldbergstrooss was hosted by the Karthäuserchurch in Basel in February and April 2020 where they recorded the songs for the album.
Team Detention von AsyLex
Foreign nationals may be detained in Switzerland for up to 18 months. We represent our often destitute clients before the courts and ensure that they are not unlawfully detained. Most of our clients never get to see a lawyer, even though some of them have been in custody for months. Without legal representation it is not realistic to win or even to make a complaint.
Wakkilo Farm's main goal is to provide healthy food for local communities. This focuses its provision on climate smart agriculture specializing in vegetable Gardening and Poultry farming to create employment for local youth and women, capacity building on best practices, and herbal medicine research.
Graincontainers in Africa
Farming families in Tanzania can purchase through installments small metal containers that can store their maize and beans. Sales a few months later allow them to increase their incomes by up to 50%, and in emergencies (eg. droughts) the stored maize ensures their food security.
The technology with these containers has been introduced by a Swiss funded project in Tanzania.
The foundation FARIP (www.farip.ch) supports the Tanzanian start-up company Tanzania Biashara Mapema (TBM) with loans. TBM arranges for containers to be built in the villages, then leases them to farmers, ensures quality control of the maize going into the containers and makes advance payments to farmers when they have filled the containers. After several months TBM then assists the farmers to profitably sell their maize on the market. TBM is paid for this through a commission agreed upon with farmers, usually 10% of the net income. This ensures the sustainability of the process as the commercial success of TBM is directly linked to the increased earnings of the farmers.
For each 500 CHF one container holding 900kg of maize can be installed in a farm (200 CHF), filled with maize and the farmers paid an advance (200 CHF), along with trainings for the farmers and remuneration of FARIPs organisational costs (100 CHF). FARIP forwards the collected monies as loans to TBM for it to purchase the containers and provide the advances to farmers for the stored maize. All returns FARIP collects in a revolving fund with which further loans are made to TBM for purchasing and filling further containers in the next harvest. This commercially viable procedure ensures a sustained effect and the growth of TBM. Details see http://www.farip.ch/Active-ventures/Metal-Silos-hold-grains-for-advance-payments/
To begin with we intend to increase the 20 containers already existing in Msowero village (central Tanzania) for the upcoming maize harvest of June-July 2017. A successful pilot effort had introduced the first containers, resulting in a strong demand for more. The farming families clearly say that they intend to purchase the containers within 2 years from the additional income they can make, just in order to be sure of them. A well-maintained container lasts at least 15 years.
In this phase we aim to raise 25’000 CHF, in five stages of 5’000 CHF each. After reaching each stage we will order further 10 containers and install them in houses so they are ready for filling for the upcoming harvest of June-July 2017.
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