We are excited to announce a major Rotary Club grant that will plant seeds of innovative agriculture programs in Bumpeh Chiefdom. Thanks to Rotary Club of Ann Arbor leadership, this global grant totaling $49,500 promises to move subsistence farmers out of poverty and onto a path to self-reliance. Seven Rotary clubs contributed.
The two-year grant
will grow thousands of fruit tree seedlings, plant village orchards on a commercial scale, help women raise vegetables, register births and start new forest reserves. Our Bumpeh Chiefdom community partner, the Center for Community Empowerment & Transformation is implementing the project. Sherbro Foundation acted as the bridge to connect all groups involved, and worked with Paramount Chief Charles Caulker to develop the grant proposal. We're pleased to continue to advise the project.
Bumpeh Chiefdom still has a long way to go to bring its programs for home-grown prosperity to villages across the chiefdom. But it now has a solid foundation to work from.
Read more below for who will benefit and the work that's already underway!
-- Arlene Golembiewski, Executive Director