Bekondo Foundation Needs a Home
Team Member: Clotaire Ntienou Tchiengue
Timothy Smith wrote -
The Bekondo Foundation is working with cocoa farmers in Bekondo, Cameroon, a rural village in the Southwest Region.
Cocoa farmers in Bekondo are facing extreme poverty due to the cost of materials for them to grow and process their main cash crop, cocoa. Currently farmers are paying 2x market value + interest for agrochemicals which are necessary to protect their crops. Additionally to prepare the beans for the market they need to pay owners of large ovens more money to dry the beans, which is done by burning wood.
The Bekondo Foundation is working with farmers and partners to develop sustainable solutions to address these problems which keep the farmers in poverty.
We are raising $10,000 to purchase two parcels of land which we will convert into a sustainable farming education centers, where we will conduct research and provide trainings for farmers to develop sustainable farming skills. The idea is to provide farmers a safe space for farmers to experience new procedures without risking their personal crops.
We are seeking to find ways to reduce the overall cost to the farmers and environment and can only accomplish this with your help.
Raise funds for us! If you sign up to raise funds for us and raise over $250 you will receive a special package of chocolates and an authentic Cameroonian bag!
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