The project, which focuses on rural centers around the M’Boundi, Kouakouala, Zingali and Loufika fields, helps improve infrastructure – such as schools and health centers, the drilling of drinking-water wells and the creation of CATREP, a vocational training center for farmers. The project was split into two phases: one five-year period between 2010 and 2015; the other launched in 2017 and still under way.
During the first phase, we built infrastructure and set up basic services in the area. This included drinking-water wells, medical clinics, primary schools and training courses. In the second phase, we are primarily focused on working with associations, local groups, public authorities and institutions responsible for local development to promote youth entrepreneurship and start-ups, as well as strengthening management skills within the community. In addition, we run many health, environmental and education campaigns.
We have drilled 29 drinking-water wells most of them operated by solar power. As of today, 22 public facilities, previously without access to water, are now connected to such wells.
The CATREP (Centre d’Appui Technique et de Ressources Professionnelles) project began in 2012 with the construction and restoration of agricultural buildings. In 2018, we introduced organic methods, started rearing poultry, goats, sheep and pigs within CATREP’s facilities and provided technical assistance.