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Two New Project Summaries

{Originally posted February 6th, 2014}

FEDICE Ecuador applied for funds from FEDICE USA for two projects recently. The grants have been approved by the FEDICE USA Board of Directors and funds will be available to FEDICE Ecuador as soon as possible. FEDICE Ecuador is grateful to receive this money because it enables the organization to continue its work with the indigenous people of the Andes in Ecuador. Below are the two project summaries submitted to FEDICE USA.

--Glenn Hebert

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MACA ATAPULO PROJECT 2014

PROJECT NAME: “ENHANCED SHEEP PRODUCTION”

PROJECT NUMBER: 5

BENEFICIARIES: 24 women and 1 man (heads of households)

LOCATION

Province: Cotopaxi

Canton (County): Latacunga

Parish: Poalo

Community: Maca Atapulo

JUSTIFICATION

  • This organization of families shows solidarity among its members.

  • The beneficiaries are responsible and they attend trainings.

  • The members are responsible for the management of their individual productive projects.

  • The organization promptly returned the previous loan.

OBJECTIVES

General Purpose:

Improve the level of organizational, economic and technical abilities of the families of Maca Atápulo with the project; use the natural resources and labor available; and generate employment and income.

Specific objectives:

  • Improve the breed of sheep in the community with the introduction of improved animals.

  • Ensure the supply of sheep and the establishment of pastures in each one of the family units.

  • Train the group in theoretical and practical management of sheep raising, as well as related issues.

GOALS

During the first year:

  • The rate of animal mortality in the project will be less than 5%.

  • 25 families will raise seven sheep per family, for a total of 175 sheep.

  • 25 beneficiaries/families will be trained in theoretical and practical issues to ensure success.

  • The organization of 25 families will remain united around the project.

IMPACTS

  • Decreased migration, due to the strengthened employment in the community.

  • Increased household income from the sale of animals.

  • Better bargaining power of women within the family, as a result of higher income.

  • Preservation of soil properties because animal waste and organic waste will be recycled.

  • Maintain and improve family health through the use of organic fertilizer and animal crops.

FINANCES

Project Cost: $32,990.00

The project will be financed by: Maca Atapulo Community ($16,790.00, or 51%), and FEDICE ($16,200.00, or 49%)

PROJECT FUNDING 2014

FEDICE will allocate $1,200.00 for the training and monitoring of the project and $15,000.00 ($600 per family/beneficiary) for the purchase of 125 sheep (4 females and one male per family).

The community input is shown in the following table:

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Monitoring activities will be carried out through home visits to individual/beneficiaries, meetings to analyze and solve existing problems, and recommendations for future actions. The families who participate in this project will participate in all of these activities.

The activities that are carried out will be documented by means of reports and photographs, which will serve as additional data for analysis when evaluating the project.

The continuation of the project next year will be evaluated on the basis of the stated objectives, the stated business plan, the stated budgets, the stated goals, and the stated impacts.

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SANTA ROSA PROJECT 2014

PROJECT NAME: “PRODUCTION OF PIGS AND DAIRY CATTLE”

PROJECT NUMBER: 8

Beneficiaries: 23 families

LOCATION

Province: Cotopaxi

Canton (County): Latacunga.

Parish: Belisario Quevedo

Community: Santa Rosa.

Santa Rosa is located in the south east of the parish Belisario Quevedo, a distance of 13 kilometers (8 miles) from the city of Latacunga. It has clay loam soils and water for irrigation which facilitates the establishment of pastures.

JUSTIFICATION

  • This organization of families shows solidarity among its members.

  • The beneficiaries are responsible and they attend trainings.

  • The 23 families are responsible for the management of their individual productive projects.

  • The organization promptly returned the previous loan.

OBJECTIVES

General Purpose:

Improve the organizational, economic, nutritional, and technical abilities of the families in Santa Rosa with the production of dairy cattle and pigs.

Specific objectives:

  • Introduction of improved livestock in the family projects.

  • Implement a program of training and technology transfer with them.

  • Increase levels of income and employment in the community.

  • Increase production and productivity of pigs and cattle.

GOALS

  • 23 families will raise 28 pigs and 16 dairy cattle.

  • 10% of the daily milk production is destined for family consumption.

  • 23 beneficiaries/families will be trained in theoretical and practical issues to ensure success.

  • The organization of 23 families will remain attached to the project environment.

IMPACTS

  • Decreased migration, due to the strengthened employment in the community.

  • Increased household income from the sale of animals.

  • Better bargaining power of women within the family, as a result of higher income.

  • Preservation of soil properties because animal waste and organic waste will be recycled.

  • Maintain and improve family health through the use of organic fertilizer and animal crops.

FINANCING

Cost of the project: $25,727.00

PROJECT FUNDING 2014

FEDICE will allocate $1,344.00 for the training and monitoring of the project and $13,800.00 ($600.00 for each family). They will buy 28 pigs, 16 cows, and have a balance of $1,400.00 to buy other necessities.

The community input is shown in the following table:

MONITORING AND EVALUATION

Monitoring activities will be carried out through home visits to individual/beneficiaries, meetings to analyze and solve existing problems, and recommendations for future actions. The families who participate in this project will participate in all of these activities.

The activities that are carried out will be documented by means of reports and photographs, which will serve as additional data for analysis when evaluating the project.

The continuation of the project next year will be evaluated on the basis of the stated objectives, the stated business plan, the stated budgets, the stated goals, and the stated impacts.

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