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  • Adopt a Village
    legs are Health Hunger Education The typical Rotary Foundation Matching Grant will target only one of these areas which is like having only one leg on a three legged stool It only solves a small portion of the problems affecting the poor Adopt a Village is a concept that attacks all the most pressing problems of poverty in one project for a single group of people a village In essence a Rotary Club in the developed country would adopt a village and in the initial project provide Clean Water Mosquito Nets to reduce malaria Food Production and or Education portions that are designed to meet the needs of that village After the initial project is completed other follow on projects would be undertaken in that village to further improve the quality of life and the chances of totally eliminating poverty for that village Clubs in third world countries identify villages that suffer from poverty They do a needs assessment of the village in cooperation with the villagers themselves and work up a project for that village that address the needs of the villagers to lift themselves up out of poverty The projects must include all three legs of the stool

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  • Adopt a Village
    spiral on the economic scale They cannot improve their crop yields because they farm by hand if they are sick or don t have the energy to farm their yields drop They cannot afford fertilizers and their soils are depleted The lack of a balanced diet leads to poorly developed minds and bodies Those in extreme poverty cannot afford health care or if severely sick cannot get to the nearest health clinic Even when they are able to travel to the clinic the clinics are usually ill equipped to provide even the most basic care and usually don t have the proper medicines to care for them Average life expectancy of 45 years is not unusual in third world countries Malaria kills over 150 000 children EVERY MONTH in sub Saharan Africa alone Unclean water claims a slightly smaller number spreading diseases like cholera dysentery parasites and diarrhea AIDS and other diseases also take their toll of the young and old Children in poor families tend to suffer the most The children end up fetching water often walking a kilometer or more to fill a jerry can with dirty water and then carry it back home It is not unusual

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  • Adopt a Village
    30 pit latrines Hunger Alleviation Income Generation Environmental Component Provide seeds and seedlings to 50 families Train on soil and water conservation Education Component Included in health and hunger components Kwapa Village Uganda People affected 6 000 Host Club Tororo Rotary Club Total project cost 30 085 Club share with full DDF Share match 8 496 Health Component For prevention of malaria transmission 500 long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets Provide sensitization on mosquito abatement Health Component Clean water Provide a borehole with hand pump and protect two water springs Hunger Alleviation Income Generation Component A micro loan fund of 9 000 with training Education Component A lending library for the local school Nganjo Village Uganda People affected 3 000 Host Club Kampala South Rotary Club Total project cost 34 000 Club share with full DDF Share match 9 214 Health Component For prevention of malaria transmission 480 long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets Health Component Clean water None clean water is available in the village Hunger Alleviation Income Generation Environmental Component Provide two brick making machines to the village to allow them to make quality bricks without burning large quantities of wood Bricks shall be used for building rain harvesting water tanks and for building homes and chicken houses Hunger Income Generation Component Provide flocks of chickens to 15 families including all equipment plus feeds and vaccinations for the first six months to assure a healthy flock A portion of the eggs produced will be used to feed the children in school Education Component Sensitization on mosquito abatement and proper use of mosquito nets Training on brick making Training on care of poultry flocks and small business practices Nsawo Village Uganda People affected 2 070 Host Club Muyenga Rotary Club Total project cost 34 578 Club share with full DDF Share match 9 779 We have one club providing 2500 and are looking for club s to provide the remaining 7279 Health Component For prevention of malaria transmission 600 long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets Provide sensitization on mosquito abatement Health Component Clean water Provide one borehole well with hand pump Provide two rain harvesting tanks for local schools Construct 2 pit latrines Hunger Alleviation Income Generation Component Provide maize and bean seeds Provide 50 piglets 1000 baby chicks and chicken feed and veterinary services Education Component Included in health and hunger components Bitsya Village Uganda People affected 1 610 Host Club Bushenyi Rotary Club Total project cost 34 194 Club share with full DDF Share match 8 970 Health Component For prevention of malaria transmission 600 long lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets Provide sensitization on mosquito abatement Health Component Clean water Protect four water springs Construct three pit latrines Hunger Alleviation Income Generation Component Provide wheel barrows spades shovels hoes and gum boots to each family Provide each family with nitrogen fixing seeds to improve soil conditions Sensitize the village on farming practices Education Component Provide 400 school desks 14 teachers chairs and tables 14 chalk boards and

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  • Adopt a Village
    adequate diet and the inability of the kids to attend school This trip confirmed the philosophy behind Ending Poverty One Village at a Time through Adopt a Village Frank and Kathie have given their program to over 50 clubs in the western United States and Canada and have gotten over 25 clubs involved in funding projects In eastern Africa Rotary clubs in Uganda Kenya and Tanzania have become involved in

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