What is needed is a learning program aiming at a decent livelihood, educate youngsters to make good use of their resources for healthy living.
It is also important to break down an important psychological hurdle. To the detriment of an autonomous sustainable development there is a strong sense in Kpare that village life is a synonym for poverty. Therefore it will be difficult for some time to ask the people to invest in any group initiative. Our projects aim to change this attitude and give the villagers the feeling that they can and should take their destiny in their own hands. Here again cog building, setting up income generating activities and using the drawing rights of the Kpare agricultural relieve fund come into play.
The relieve fund which is set up early 2002 is meant to support local farmers in their efforts to make the most of their land, even in bad years. With poor harvests seed prices go up rapidly, making it even harder to prepare for the new planting season. Farmers should be offered an chance to buy their seeds at low prices and use the relieve fund temporarily as a buffer so that they can pay back their loans in better circumstances.
Who are we?
A cooperation between Kpare Foundation (Stichting Kpare) and partner of NGO Kayda in Ghana
The independent Foundation Kpare (Kpare Project Autonomy, Agriculture, Rebuilding and Education) was founded op february 4 2002 and duly registered in the trade register of Alkmaar under filenumber 37100677.
The board of the Foundation Kpare:
Ko Uiterwaal (Schellinkhout), chairman
Dr. Cees Hageraats (Venhuizen), secretary
Huub Visser (Schellinkhout), treasurer
Ad Pekaart (Venhuizen), public relations
De private aid organisation Kayda (Kpare Area Youth and Development Association) is registered in Ghana as non-government organization (NGO).
The board of Kayda in Ghana:
Duori Bayuo, Tendana, religious leader
Kan I Wula Gamal, chairman
Bayuo Sombo, secretary
Zaaye Mohammed, treasurer
Collins Kogdoli Dapilah, registration
Severo Depaalo, project microcredits
Contact Stichting Kpare in The Netherlands:
C. Hageraats, Westeinde 18, 1606CZ, Venhuizen