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|project=Shea Butter Facility and Machinery
 
|projecttype=PCPP
 
|country=Ghana
 
|firstname=E
 
|lastname=Milner
 
|state=California
 
|communityfunds=$2604
 
|communitypercentage=34%
 
|requestedfunds=$4873
 
|neededfunds=$3120
 
|projectnumber=641-256
 
|projectyear=2009
 
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A Women’s Group located in a rural village in the Upper West region of Ghana aims to obtain a shea butter processing facility and machinery to increase economic empowerment. Large families, male breadwinner instability and one short farming season can cause financial hardship for women. Because of a lack of opportunities outside the domestic realm, most women in the region collect shea nuts and manually extract butter for sale and home consumption. The intensive labor required to produce the butter by hand, however, limits the women’s extraction capacity.
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Volunteers have the opportunity to experience the rich cultural and geographic diversity that make any one of these Caribbean nations a challenging and rewarding country of service.
  
With two other groups from nearby communities, this Women’s Group has formed an official co-operative union with about 100 members and identified large-scale shea butter processing as a viable activity to increase income. There is a substantial market available for shea butter due to its increased use in consumer products such as lotion, soap and chocolate. To produce the quantity and quality of butter that the growing market requires, the women are requesting funds for extraction machines, and a structure to house the equipment.
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The women’s motivation has been demonstrated through the preparation of land for construction, responsible financial management and sustained communication with key players in the industry. The women and their communities are contributing materials, land, and labor for the building’s construction. The women will receive training on business management, operating and maintaining the equipment, and on the production of high-quality shea butter. Overall, the shea butter processing facility and machinery will strengthen the women’s groups by providing them with valuable opportunities to grow while empowering them within their homes and communities.
 
  
Note: This summary was provided by a Peace Corps Volunteer and the community administering this project.
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'''Current'''<br>
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[[Dominican Republic]] <br>
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[[Eastern Caribbean]]<br>
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[[Guyana]]<br>
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[[Jamaica]]<br>
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[[Suriname]]<br>
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'''Past'''<br>
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[[Haiti]]
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==Statistics==
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'''[[The Caribbean]]''' currently represents '''4%''' of the volunteers.
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By sector:<br>
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Volunteers serving in [[The Caribbean]]<br>
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'''45%''' are [[Youth Outreach|Youth]] and [[Community Development| Community Development Volunteers]]<br>
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'''20%''' are [[Business Development|Business]] and [[Information technology|Information & Communication Technology Volunteers]]<br>
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'''20%''' are [[Health| Health Volunteers]]<br>
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'''10%''' are [[Environment| Environment Volunteers]]<br>
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'''5%''' are [[Education| Education Volunteers]]<br>
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'''<1%''' are [[Agriculture| Agriculture Volunteers]]<br>
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==External links==
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* [http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn.wherepc.caribbean&region=caribbean&noflash=y The Caribbean] Official US Peace Corps website on The Caribbean
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* [http://kiosauto.com Aksesoris mobil]
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* [http://www.awanirentcar.com/pricelist Sewa Mobil Jakarta]
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[[Category:The Caribbean]]

Revision as of 23:31, 2 April 2014

Volunteers have the opportunity to experience the rich cultural and geographic diversity that make any one of these Caribbean nations a challenging and rewarding country of service.

For a detailed history of Peace Corps in Inter-America and the Pacific Region see here


Current
Dominican Republic
Eastern Caribbean
Guyana
Jamaica
Suriname


Past
Haiti

Statistics

The Caribbean currently represents 4% of the volunteers.

By sector:
Volunteers serving in The Caribbean
45% are Youth and Community Development Volunteers
20% are Business and Information & Communication Technology Volunteers
20% are Health Volunteers
10% are Environment Volunteers
5% are Education Volunteers
<1% are Agriculture Volunteers


External links