Five Pillars for Kajiji Health Zone Development
Our goals at Mama Makeka House of Hope (named after my mother) are to support efforts in education, health, and peacebuilding in the Democratic Republic of Congo. High in priority is to return specifically to Places Called Maluku near Kinshasa and Kajiji to re-envision Mama Makeka’s gifts of hospitality, compassion, and nurture through a center resourcing educators, health professionals, and peacebuilders and to realize the Kajiji of Our Dream. This document is about creating five pillars that constitute a strong foundation for Kajiji development – basic infrastructure upon which other activities can be developed.
Pillar 1: Water and Electricity- $63,550
Goal: The main goal of this pillar is to make safe and clean water accessible to the majority of the population of Kajiji Health Zone by drilling water wells for health centers, primary and secondary schools, the hospital and providing electricity for Kajiji and the city of Kulindji. Details.
Pillar 2: Agriculture and Industry – $55,816 for Phase One
Goal: The main goal of this pillar is to establish a palm tree, manioc, and peanuts farm near Kajiji with the long term goal of developing manioc flour, oil, and soap industries in the Kajiji region, South Western Democratic Republic of Congo.
Furthermore, the development of this farm will also encourage other individuals with agricultural land to join the efforts for creating an agricultural cooperative for the region. Details
Pillar 3: Communication and Transportation - $51,005
Goal: The main goal of this pillar is to facilitate access to internet and cell phone communication as well as improving the quality of transportation in the Kajiji Rural Region by introducing heavy duty three wheelers cargo from China for moving people and goods between villages, between villages and the large city of Kahemba and neighboring villages and cities in Angola.
Furthermore, given that the introduction of these three wheelers can have an impact beyond Kajiji, we dream of developing a shop on the Maluku property outside Kinshasa for assembling these three wheelers and adapting them to transport of people and goods, ambulance for clinics and hospitals, and transport of water and fuel. Details.
Pillar 4: Entrepreneurial and Credit Union Development - $37,510
Goal: The main goal of this pillar is to assist 15 women and 15 men from the Kajiji Health Zone region acquire business and entrepreneurial skills needed to develop, manage, and control small rural businesses as well as becoming the founding members of the Kajiji Credit Union. Details.
Pillar 5: Capacity Building of Kajiji Health Zone
Goal: The main goal of this pillar is to strengthen and sustain the capacity of the Kajiji Health Zones to provide and manage priority primary health care interventions to a population of 119,000 people plus additional patients from Angola (up to 25% of the hospitalized patients during certain seasons). Details.
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