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PROJECTS: LOCAL ECONOMIC GROWTH

365 DAYS OF LOCAL ACTION TO END VIOLENCE AND

South Africa LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND GENDER JUSTICE SUMMIT AND AWARDS DATE 23 -25 April 2012 Johanesburg

EMPOWER WOMEN

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Association Pour LEducation Des Enfants Defavoriss (APEDED)


We operate in the field of poverty alleviation . Provide education and basic needs of life to underprivileged children as from Pre-Primary Primary Secondary Tertiary School Drop out Women empowerment Resources : Donors , CSR & Fund Raising activities Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT IDENTIFYING THIS PROBLEM?

Consultant for 15 yrs in a textile company which employed mostly women. After the closure of all these factories , women were left without job and without an income. Due to their advanced age and illiteracy, they could not find other job.
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

PROJECTS: Local economic growth

HOW DID YOU GO ABOUT IDENTIFYING THIS PROBLEM? Moreover, with the closure of sugar industries, men also lost their job. Life became very hard for them , situation at home were worsening Women were victims of violence and some forced to prostitution Following the above problem children were not attending schools.

PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

IS THIS ISSUE IMPORTANT?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

PROJECT TITLE : Propagation and Cultivation of

medicinal plants Income generating project for 20 vulnerable women Incoming generating project for 20 women
Help to contribute in household expenses & education
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

IS THIS ISSUE IMPORTANT?


Revive the use of medicinal plants and motivate people to use traditional medicines for relief of certain illnesses Individual becoming more health conscious and seem to be increasingly aware of the beneficial effects of medicinal plants. Interest of other parents - the setting up of medicinal corners in their own gardens
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project
PROJECTS: Local economic growth

HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THI S PROBLEM?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Useful information were gathered from the elderly in the village on medicinal plant . Women were trained in the understanding, cultivating and caring of the medicinal plants in a small nursery that was set up on the roof of the APEDED center .
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THI S PROBLEM?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Medicinal plants are potted and sold in . They also sell seedlings and baby plants as well. They were provided training in picking and dehydration techniques as well as packaging and marketing.
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

HOW ARE YOU GOING ABOUT ADDRESSING THI S PROBLEM?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Secret Grand-Mre, (Grandma Secret) - 16 herbal teas / tisanes prepared from medicinal plants. Apart from medicinal plants and herbal teas, through this project these women have been empowered in several ways of socialisation such as marketing and addressing the media. Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

WHAT IS THE TIME-FRAME FOR THE PROJECT?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Funding was received for only 12 month , starting Feb 2006 Jan 2007 It has become an income generating and as long as the women are motivated the project will continue
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

WHO IS THE KEY TARGET? WHO IS INVOLVED? ARE WOMEN AND MEN EQUALLY INVOLVED?
PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Direct beneficiaries: The women Children The members of the family The society at large

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

PARTNERSHIPS FORMED THROUGH THE PROJECT


PROJECTS: Local economic growth
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: UNDP- co-financed by the British High Commission European Union IN KIND SUPPORT Technical support from the Agricultural Research and Extension Unit of the Ministry of AgroIndustry

Small and Medium Enterprise development


Enterprise Mauritius.

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

RESOURCEFULNESS: WHAT FINANCIAL, HUMAN AND OTHER RESOURCES WERE MOBILISED?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth
With the financial support of Global Environment Facility Small Grants Programme implemented by the United Nations Development Programme for setting of the green house. Financial support from the British High Commission in Mauritius , for purchase of machinery (dehydrator) and packaging equipments.

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

RESOURCEFULNESS: WHAT FINANCIAL, HUMAN AND OTHER RESOURCES WERE MOBILISED?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Financial support from the European Union has financed - provision of a transport facility for sales and delivery.

Financial input from APEDED packaging pouches.


Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

RESOURCEFULNESS: WHAT FINANCIAL, HUMAN AND OTHER RESOURCES WERE MOBILISED?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth
GEF / SGP -UNDP $25,397.49 British High Commission $4,117.26 APEDED $3,401.47 EU 16300

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

CREATIVITY: ARE YOU USING ARTS, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO POPULARISE THE ISSUES?
PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

CREATIVITY: ARE YOU USING ARTS, CULTURE, MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA TO POPULARISE THE ISSUES?
PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

MONITORING AND EVALUATION


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Several meetings are held with these women


The projects of APEDED follow an action plan with KPIs as per the requirement of the funding agencies who also ask for formative evaluation reports. Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

MONITORING AND EVALUATION


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

APEDED works in close collaboration with the stakeholders involved in its projects.
Evaluation is ongoing

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

SOCIO ECONOMIC RESULTS: 60 needy children at pre primary level having access to education every year. 30 slow learners are receiving remedial lessons .

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

SOCIO ECONOMIC RESULTS: 20 School drop out are being empowered through Art & Culture classes. 6 youngsters are having access to tertiary education.

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

SOCIO ECONOMIC RESULTS (CONTD):


20 women in the region of Chemin Grenier with a skill to generate an income regularly.

BUY BACK LEAVES 16 men and 12 women from different regions of Mauritius are having an income indirectly through this project from our Buy back leavessystem.
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

WHAT RESULTS HAVE BEEN ACHIEVED?


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

ENVIRONMENTAL RESULTS: 34 Species of endemic medicinal plants are being protected and propagated. Through our sensitisation campaign on Cultivation and Propagation of medicinal plants, 1,256 families from different regions have now a medicinal plant corner in either their garden or in their terrace. They are cultivating a minimum of 10 varieties of medicinal plants. Around 30 hectares of land are under sustainable farming. Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

IMPACT (BASED ON THE SADC PROTOCOL TARGETS)


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Women Empowerment / Capacity Building

Women are participating in the economic growth

Decrease in Domestic Violence


Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

It is an income generating project A nursery to multiply baby plants - 34 varieties of medicinal plants and sold to people
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

28 people are cultivating different varieties of medicinal plants which leaves they are selling back to us for the preparation of herbal teas. More people are invited to join in.
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

BUY BACK LEAVES

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


PROJECTS: Local economic growth PRODUCTIVITY: Production of 4000 packets of herbal tea / month Turnover of $6,700 (fiscal) per mth. Dividend of $250 / mth x 20 ladies.
International buyers A Women organisation in China namely the Wang Liru from Guang Hui Culture Communication Company,the African Cultural Museum in Yiwu International Trade Mart is actually exporting tisanes from us. Reunion island - a lady namely Mrs Miguy Bavol Seraphin is our representative and sole distributor of tisanes all around Reunion island

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


EFFECTIVENESS
PROJECTS: Local economic growth

With good leadership Committed people the project which has started in 2006 in still on-going and has a multiplying effect. Diversification
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

SUSTAINABILITY AND REPLICATION


PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

LESSONS LEARNED
PROJECTS: Local economic growth

When you create a trusting environment for women and work on their self confidence, even the weakest can do many things especially in a group.

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

LESSONS LEARNED
PROJECTS: Local economic growth

That when you create a trusting environment for women and work on their self confidence, even the weakest can do many things especially in a group.
That the method of working must be WITH them, as part of them

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

LESSONS LEARNED
PROJECTS: Local economic growth

That when you create a trusting environment for women and work on their self confidence, even the weakest can do many things especially in a group.
That the method of working must be WITH them, as part of them

That including men in the process adds to the realistic dimension of a project and gives the project more chance of being a success
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

PROJECTS: Local economic growth

Good Governance, Transparency, Motivation and Team spirit are the key to success THANK YOU
Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project

PROJECTS: Local economic growth

ANY QUESTIONS?

Cultivation and Propagation of Medicinal plants Income Generating project