Soap Making Initiative for Village Goejaba
Soap Making Initiative for Village Goejaba
This project aims to support the community of Goebaja with a means of income generation, through sustainable use of the forest area. The project will suppor the establishment of a Jatropha plantation, together with a processing unit to extract the oils. With the jatropha oil, the community will be able to produce soap on a commercial basis.
 
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Project Snapshot

Grantee:
Rotary Club Paramaribo
Country:
Suriname
Area Of Work:
Biodiversity
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 47,487.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 166,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 46,000.00
Project Number:
SUR/SGP/OP4/RAF/BD/2011/02
Status:
Satisfactorily Completed

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Project Characteristics and Results
Notable Community Participation
The community is the one who has already started planting Jatropha on a large scale (10 ha). The area used consisted of secondary vegetation, not virgin forest area. The community has been the one responsible for transportation of the Jatropha plants from Atjonie to Goejaba by boat. Also, the project will make use of local contractors for construction of the building, etc.
Capacity - Building Component
The community members involved will receive training in planting the Jatropha, as well as intercropping practices (planting rice and other vegetables along the Jatropha), entrepeneurship, extracting the oil using a presser, producing the soap using caustic soda, etc.
Indicators
Biophysical
Number of innovations or new technologies developed/applied 1
Empowerment
Number of CBOs / NGOs participated / involved in SGP project 3
Empowerment
Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 20
Livehood
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 20
Livehood
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 60

Grantee Contact

Anton Brandon
Email: anton.brandon@gmail.com
 

Address

Rietbergplein 1
Paramaribo ,

SGP Country office contact

Mr. Eric Wijngaarde
Phone:
597-420030 ext. 238
Email:

Address

UNDP Sub-office Paramaribo, Gongrijpstraat 25
Paramaribo, Latin America