Event: We are capacity building for a Co operative dedicated to selling and promoting the products of artisans with disabilities in Burkina Faso.
£1,245.00 raised of £2,500.00 target
£1,245.00 raised so far
How to make a donation
Donate online at - www.justgiving.com/TigoungNonma
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Over the next 3 months 'International Service', an International Development Charity based in the UK, will be working in Burkina Faso with their partner agency Tigoung Nonma.
Tigoung Nonma, meaning Strength through unity in Moore (the local language), is a co operative dedicated to supporting the needs of artisans with disabilities. Created in 2005 by artisans with disabilities, the co operative provides opportunities for local artisans to gain new skills and sell their products, whilst simultaneously promoting their work and raising awareness of the benefits of fair trade in the international and national market.
From January- April 2012, we (a team of 6 volunteers and one team leader) will be working closely with the staff at Tigoung Nonma. Tigoung Nonma faces many challenges and obstacles that prevent them from growing and building their capacity to provide a sustainable living allowance. The co operative generates very little business due to a number of limiting factors, both practical and social. These factos include the following:
It is not the disability but the negative attitudes towards people with disabilities that inhibits their socio-economic inclusion. Tigoung Nonma is dedicated to confronting the root cause of the oppression of with disabilities and increasing their socio-economic inclusion. The co operative aims to empower its members to become a force for positive change.
Location and working space
Tigoung Nonma`s headquarters are a tiny office down a dusty backstreet in the capital of Ouagadougou. This space is dedicated to storing products and running the co operative. The lack of space means that all manual work must be carried out elsewhere before each member attempts to transport their goods to the office.
Some artisans live on the outskirts of the city. Transporting their products to the Tigoung Nonma office is therefore a real challenge, both due to their disability and the cost and time that is involved.
Burkina Faso is in the top ten poorest countries in the World according to the Human Development Index (UNDP, 2011). Almost half the population live below the poverty line ($1 a day) and the tourism trade is extremely low. Finding opportunities to sell the crafts and products produced by artisans is therefore very difficult. The members of Tigoung Nonma rely on the small amount of international trade generated by the co operative to buy more materials and support their families.
Our team hopes to draw on the support of our family and friends to provide funds that would make a real difference to Tigoung Nonma`s current situation.
The money that we raise will help to buy:
1. A scooter and side carriage- used to transport each members goods to the Tigoung Nonma office.
2. Materials- for the members
3. A new workspace/location for Tigoung Nonma
4. Paint and washing materials to re-decorate and re-open the food kiosk outside Tigoung Nonma. This will generate sustainable funding for the co operative.
5. Promotional Material to increase the sales of each product.
Please dig deep and donate now.
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Keep up the good work!
Donation by Paul Tsai on 15/10/12
Donation by Karen Lawrence on 28/04/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Harriet - donating is the easy bit, your bit is more important and harder! let us know if the website develops and we can buy stuff. Love L and M
Donation by Mick Marchington on 23/04/12
+ £25.00 Gift Aid
Keep up the hard work Harry, with love from your Roman cousins; Alex, Francesco and Dimitri X
Donation by Ann Macdonald on 29/03/12
Hi Anna, we miss you. Here a contribution for this good work on behalf of your auntie and uncle. Love
Donation by Marja and Aartjan on 28/03/12
Donation by Ab Bruggeman on 09/03/12
Good on ya' Harry With love from Kirk X
Donation by Ann Macdonald on 09/03/12
Hi, This is a donation on behalf of Ann Macdonald from all her work colleagues, following her retirement
Donation by James Gough on 06/03/12
+ £17.50 Gift Aid
Hey Dami, this all looks really good. Keep up the good work and be sure to keep me posted! I shall spread the word!!xxx
Donation by Modinot Kelekun on 02/03/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
We're all very proud of you Harry, With love from Aunty Kay and Uncle Gabs
Donation by Ann Macdonald on 01/03/12
Keep up the good work Dami and we look forward to receiving our key rings. Please keep us informed of the work you are doing.
Donation by YETUNDE ode-martins on 01/03/12
+ £3.75 Gift Aid
Dear Dami from your Uncle Sola- thank you for letting us know about your wonderful project. Wishing you all the very best with Tigoung Nonma.
Donation by YETUNDE ode-martins on 28/02/12
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Good Luck everyone.
Donation by Judith lewis on 27/02/12
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
with best wishes from Aunty Kay's Italian friends Francesca and Graciana,
Donation by Ann Macdonald on 25/02/12
missing you lots - see you in spain
Donation by jane mycock on 23/02/12
+ £10.00 Gift Aid
From a former IS Burkina Faso Volunteer. Please say hello to all the lovely people at HSB and the lovely lady who works in the Tigoung Nonma shop.
Donation by Philip Redhead on 22/02/12
Hopefully this will take you a step closer
Donation by Mark Walker on 22/02/12
+ £22.50 Gift Aid
Donation by clive young on 20/02/12
+ £10.00 Gift Aid
Good luck :)
Donation by Karen Evans on 14/02/12
a little bit more to help
Donation by Ann Macdonald on 04/02/12
+ £7.50 Gift Aid
Sorry its not a lot -good luck
Donation by Mark Walker on 02/02/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£1,245.00
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£1,245.00
- Gift Aid£131.25
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