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soap - surviving rainforest

Congo rainforest: after years as refugees in deep forest, rebuilding the village Yokungeteka . Association: improving life with sustainable developpement: palm grove, local oil - production, storage - facilities, soap-production. Social needs. Help!

W. Leinen from konga - Freundeskreis Tshuapa e.V.Write a message

After years of war and military occupation, the people of Yokungeteka left their refugee - camp in the dense virgin forest of Congo DRC to rebuild their village and traditional agriculture. Some farmer-families founded an association to promote better life in the sense of sustainable developpement. They created fishponds to ensure better nutrition and they established a palm grove. After 4 years of hard work, they made the first harvest. Palmoil is essentiel for the local kitchen and also for local lamps in the night.  Now they want to go further: to clean and increase the palm grove created auround natural oil - palms in their forest. To establish their own oil mill avoiding growing expenses. To create storage of oil. Procution of soap which is essentiel for daily life: body care, washing up and hygiene, cleaning,... . As it is rare in the region, there is also a certain market for revenus. With a part of the gain, the association wants to help social needs of the local community. It is accompanied by the self-organisation of the Nkole - People FoLiNko who assure also contact and communication. As they are still extremly poor, they ask for help to bring their project forward.