Accomplishments

EnviroOne maintains a comprehensive environmental and agricultural search engine.

Our first initiative abroad is EnviroOne Africa; a combination of projects and activities in specific countries in Africa that are making a difference to the lives of people in these African counties. Sierra Leone is our first African country that is benefiting from EnviroOne’s Africa initiative.

 

Testimonials

EnviroOne’s work in Africa is changing lives and giving hope to hundreds of thousands of people.  Below are sample testimonials from some of our partners.

” I truly believe EnviroOne is God’s vision of hope and the call of the church to partner in this extension of God’s hand of mercy”.
— Rev. Glenn J Conaway, Senior Pastor Trinity United Methodist Church Mullica Hill, New Jersey, USA

EnviroOne also received attestations about its work in Sierra Leone from various government ministries and local authorities.

“Through its clean water, farmer education, and micro financing programs, many of our women (in farming and petty trading), and farmers in general have benefited enormously. We now have more women farmers…”
— PC Bai Shebora Sheba Gbere III Paramount Chief Kaffu Bullom Chiefdom Lungi, SIERRA LEONE

“EnviroOne is currently implementing a project titled Sustainable Agriculture and Microfinance ……supporting …… easy access to finance as well as providing farm inputs for production as post Ebola recovery strategy..”
— Pamela Konneh NGO Desk Officer Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security Freetown, Sierra Leone

“……EnviroOne Sierra Leone has been in partnership with this Ministry in promoting and implementing a range of poverty reduction programmes in Sierra Leone since its establishment and is working with and complementing efforts of the Ministry to provide social assistance to the vulnerable people”.
— Joseph S. Sinnah, Deputy Chief Social Services Officer Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender, and Children Affairs Freetown, Sierra Leone

“……..the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security, Tonkolili District attest that it is a viable Project complementing the effort of government …. and ensuring food self sufficiency and security”.
— Henry Kargbo, District Agricultural Officer Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone

Why Africa?

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According to a 2011 report in the Business Insider1, the percentage of people undernourished per capita is highest in Africa.

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Further, in a 2009 World Bank report2 it is noted that the percentage of population living on less than $2 per day is highest in Africa.

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Accomplishments

Access to clean water is the most fundamental component in the development of any community. Yet, a report by WikiProgress on fresh water statistics3 noted that Africa has the lowest water poverty index.  The lower the index, the bigger the water problem.

Hence in a 2015 report in the Inter Press Service4, the author noted that Africa must prioritize water in its development agenda.

For all these reasons, EnviroOne believes that its poverty reduction programs and human development activities will have the most impact in Africa.

Since 2011, we have been implementing programs that have impacted the lives of many our two project areas in Sierra Leone; lower Yoni and Kaffu Bullom Chiefdoms.

Specifically, we are:

Assisting farmers to increase crop production in a sustainable manner by: educating farmers on modern farming techniques, including improving the value chain in crop production and food distribution systems, and farm management; and helping the farmers move from subsistence to large scale farming as a business. Read More

Drilling water wells to improve the health and environment of citizens in our project areas. Read More

Implementing capacity building programs that empower women with livelihood and entrepreneurship skills in fruits and vegetable gardening; and empower farmers with innovative farming skills. Read More

Implementing micro-finance loan programs to empower farmers, petty traders, and school teachers. Read More

How we measure success:
We measure success over periods of time using several variables in our control communities versus communities with implemented programs.

For example, we compare the decrease in the number of visits to the health clinic, the increase in the number of children that are taken out of the family farm to the classroom, and the increase in new businesses due to available micro loans to farmers, teachers, and petty traders.

References:

Business Insider, 2011. Will Water Set The World On Fire? http://www.businessinsider.com/water-set-the-world-on-fire-2010-3
Poverty in India. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty_in_India
Gathigah, M. 2015. Africa must prioritise water in its development agenda. Inter Press Service. http://www.globalissues.org/news/2015/01/15/20507
Freshwater Statistics.  http://www.wikiprogress.org/index.php/Freshwater_Statistics