Pastor Pam is establishing a palm oil plantation for the community in which he works in Nigeria.
Project: To establish a palm oil plantation to provide palm oil at a reasonable price for his community in Nigeria, and in the long-term phase, to be able to provide safe drinking water, better education and improved health care services.
In the region where Pam is working, people cannot afford to purchase palm oil, which is the most desired oil for use in food, candle-making and industrial lubricants. Additionally, in many cultural settings in Nigeria, palm oil is used to meet requirements of marriage rights. Palm oil is rarely available in this region, and when it is available, it is too expensive for most people to buy. In the early 1960s, Nigeria’s palm oil production accounted for 43% of the world production; today it only accounts for 7% of total global production.
This project will include 1) the purchase of land to establish a Palm Oil Plantation; 2) the purchase and planting of palm seeds; 3) the nurturing of the Palm plants, 4) the harvest of the Palm Oil and 5) the marketing, sales and distribution of the resulting Palm Oil at a price that community members can afford.
This project has three phases. The first phase (short term) is to meet community members immediate needs for palm oil for their personal use. The second phase is to provide palm oil production skill training that will benefit all community members. The third phase (long term) will provide funds from palm oil sales that can be used to provide the community with safe drinking water, better education and improved health care services.
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