Looking forward

The topics covered during this week’s hour long UK-Nigeria skype meeting ranged from recycling waste plastic water sachet to the Kafanchan market- Pay-As-You-Use toilets.
As the end of this year approaches, John Dada is already keen to look at Fantsuam Foundation’s objectives for 2013.
Some time was spent discussing how best to move forward with the development of Fantsuam Foundation’s website and some suggestions were made together with the decision to look into the costs involved.
On the subject of the recycling plastic project Pamela Mclean reported that she had met Linus ( the FF engineer seconded to the UK) yesterday for final farewells and a project update. We were very pleased to hear that Linus had also been able to visit Marcus Simmons before he returned to Nigeria. Linus and Marcus had met at Fantsuam in 2009 when Marcus visited to enable a technology transfer. The building of the ecodome and the straw baler were successfully completed within a very tight timescale.

John’s Objectives for 2013 which will be on the weekly agenda for the coming weeks will be:
1. Re-organizing microfinance to become more savings-led, so that clients save for life cycle events such as Eid, Xmas, weddings, Graduation, School fees, etc
2. Helping low income people to manage their money and build a useful lump sum
3. Miro-insurance as a new product for our clients. The aftermath of the Kaf crisies shows that some form of insurance could have helped in the reconstruction/ Recovery period. Most people have no insurance
4. Develop Full implementation Plan for Attachab's various services: Fisheries, Piggery, Goats and Sheep, Orchard, Medicinal Plants, Yam mini-setts, Bee-keeping, Dry season Farming, Climate mitigation practices (drainage, rain water collection etc) and all of these underpinned by Training of the host communities
5. Review FF web site
6. Reorganize KRC
7. establish weekly Eye Clinic
8. Fantsuam Diabetes Clinic,
9. Kafanchan market toilets - Pay-As-You-Use

Photo: from Cicely VSO at Fantsuam Photo shows ecodome and baler

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