• This fishing village of 200 families needs a refrigeration facility so that they can sell fresh fish, especially to restaurants, which will significantly improve their income. The World Bank started the project over 5 years ago but the contractors ran off with the funds to finish it.  Over the last 3 years the families themselves have saved $4,500 of the $17,650 needed to complete the work and install the power and refrigeration unit.  Your investment will make a huge difference.


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$4,760.00 of $17,650.00 goal
 

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$17,650.00 needed to purchase a freezer, a generator and renovate the building 

$4,500.00 invested by the fishing village families

Your important investment has a potential to impact more than 200 families in the fishing village near Paynesville. Your investment will help pay for a large refrigerator/freezer (cost $3500) to keep the fish fresh to sell to restaurants and to allow the villagers to also earn on the days that inclement weather doesn't allow for them to fish.  Your investment also will go towards the purchase of a 50 kva generator (which costs about $9500) and a water system ($2500). The generator and the water system will provide power and water not just for the renovated building but also will positively impact 50 other families outside of the fishing village and the 200+ families from within the fishing village. Incomes will go up, children will have light to do homework at night, it will be safer to walk around after dark and because this project is both planned, executed and partially funded by the residents themselves, it will strengthen the sense of community and thus the entire village will help to sustain its positive impact into the future.  



Paying it Forward

The large refrigerator will be shared by all in the village.  The electricity and water from this facility will also be shared with all the villagers so that the kids can do homework at night and have clean water to drink. This village has developed a strong sense of community where they share and take care of one another.  They are also willing to help others not in their village to also improve their lives.

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5 years ago (~ 2015) the fishing village received  attention from the World Bank which committed to financing a storage facility and freezer. What eventually happened was that the funding was turned over to a contractor that only finished the building then ran off with the funds for the freezers and other items. Now the villagers are each investing into the initiative to finish the project. They have collectively saved $4500 in the last 3 years. This resident driven project will improve the lives of over 200 families, will double their income by selling more fish (because of the freezer) and provide electricity/water  to most of the village.

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  • Location : Paynesville, Liberia
  • Formatted Address : Paynesville, Liberia
  • Street Address : Paynesville
  • City : Greater Monrovia
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  • Country : Liberia

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  • Created By : Marie Zernovoj
  • Published On : Sep 5, 2020, 3:27 PM
  • Funding Ends : Sep 3, 2021, 5:00 PM
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