Do you dream like us of hearing Balkan music on the stages of the greatest festivals? To finally have something to look at on Youtube? To shout "Opa" at the best dance parties?
Tzupati Orchestra needs your support to make its first video clip. It would allow us to reach a wider audience and have access to major stages and festivals around the globe.
so all together now: "Opa Cupa"!
HOUSE OF AIM
HOUSE OF AIM
We're fans. Fans of nature as a manufacturer of products. That's why the concept of C2C - cradle to cradle convinced us. The main materials for the leggings are selected in such a way that they can be returned to the environment without harmful substances. A revolutionary elastane finally makes it possible to make stretch clothing compostable. Become a fan too!
Xoom: Henriks photo truck
To save time, space, organisational effort and give more flexibility to his customers, Henrik will drive to their office - or wherever they want.
The truck is bought. What is missing is the right box and the interior. The box will be made by a small company in the area of Zurich and the interior by a carpenter in Klosters.
The truck is a project of Henrik Nielsen, a Danish photographer that lives in Switzerland since eight years.
Permaculture advanced - with syntropic farming giving a living example of how regeneration by use works and secures a livelihood.
A threatening monoculture with olive trees is emerging in Koroni. We secure an attractive habitat for bees, insects, reptiles and birds by increasing biodiversity on 4000 m². The project can only start with the purchase of a neighbouring plot of land with road access.
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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