MOBILE LIVESTOCK COMMON INITIATIVE GROUP
REPORT ON JANUARY 2019 DONATION FROM JAPAN
Written Submitted by;-
Atomba Tegwi Titus
CEO/ Project Coordinator
NOWEPIFAC - Cameroon
Tel (237) 677 57 85 99
Following a series of communications with Go Komatsu late last year 2018, another donation for the mobile livestock group (founding and vision bearer group of the North West Pig farmers cooperative)
was programmed for January 2019 to begin the quarterly support to the group as usual and as agreed by the donor in the "SOS Japan project".
Since we both met in 2014 in Tokyo Japan, the relationship between Titus and Go have come a long way far beyond a simple friendship but rather more of a blood family relation so much so that concern is shown on other family worries and issues not related with either the pig cooperative or the on-going biosecurity pig fence project of mobile livestock.
In fact, there is an exceptional degree of flexibility in the justifiable use of the SOS Japan project funds.
This explains why this first quarter donation has a budget for motor-bike repairs after Japan got news of the damage caused to it
during the on-going sociopolitical crisis in Cameroon.
This report renders account of how the January donation was used for the benefit of the pig cooperative, Mobile livestock and the repairs of the service motorcycle of the veterinary field attendance/ project coordinator of both the pig cooperative and Mobile livestock group.
It should be noted that with the ongoing sociopolitical crisis in Cameroon, most economic/ income generating activities are grounded
and so most civil society organization including our pig cooperative are barely gasping for breath and struggling
to survive with the everyday increasing financial burden of office rent/documentation,
travelling fairs, internet/phone communication bills,
electricity bills etc Sometimes this bills are paid from family reserves and for the fortunate people like us,
from goodwill donations from friends abroad. It is quite frustrating to see good development initiatives being stagnated by what some people term as a senseless war in Cameroon.
The bio-security fence project is far from complete because along the line of execution, another mutually benefiting project for the group was hatched.
It might be a little bit more costly than the initial estimated cost of the bio-security fence project but it is seen to be worth-while. A self-content staying apartment consisting of a seating room, a single bedroom,
a toilet and bath section, and a small gas-kitchen has been constructed and roofed bellow the piggery,
with the door and frontage facing the outer side of the fence on the one corner.
This apartment for life beginners will be rented to help sustain the feeding of pigs in Mobile livestock piggery farm. On the width of the apartment, inside the fence is a small garden for the planting of some house-hold vegetables for home consumption and not for commercial purpose.
Funds for the project extension came partly from the sales of pigs from the farm and partly from the "SOS Japan Project" initiative.
Left: Width of apartment showing roof and garden area.
Center: Frontage is facing behind/bellow the Piggery.
Right: Garden section receiving pig manure ready for transplanting vegetables.
Left: Airy seating space above the piggery for visitors with un plastered walls.
Center: Plantain plantation behind/bellow the piggery fence wall.
Right: Harvesting vegetables for the Kitchen and transplanting some.
The damages caused to the bike were actually focused on the externally visible parts of the bike not the invisible ones like the engine.
Above half of what was donated by Megumi Izumoji was used for bike repairs while the rest the rest was used for the cooperative expenses.
Left: Bike ready for use showing new back tire and back lights replaced.
Center: Bike showing new front tire front lights and driving mirrors.
Right: Another view of the bike in front of the office ready to go mobile.
From Japan: ... -137,000 Frs CFA,
From Mobile Livestock Group farm ... -237,000 Frs CFA,
Total ... - 374,000 Frs CFA,
Many people have learned to know that fencing a livestock farm does not only prevent diseases but also it can protect the home from thieves if the farm is around a living place as it is the case with the Mobile livestock farm. On the 2nd of February 2019 thieves in their rampage failed to penetrate our home as they did harassed people in the entire neighborhood due to the protective fence.
Already we can count more than 5 homes copying the example of Mobile livestock group after visiting the farm by fencing their own livestock farms and placing foot baths.
Even though the fencing project is still to attain completion, it is already serving the public despite the on-going sociopolitical crisis in our region which on the contrary is permitting several visitors during the so-called ghost town days.
A successful garden with a variety of vegetables now operates within the piggery safe from stray animals and local poultry as it was never the case before.
Everything being equal, when calm returns to our territory, a section of the enclosure will in the near future be set aside for the construction of a pig slaughter slap, where pigs from the piggery will be slaughtered and sold to the public and spur up mass production and fattening.
An animal feed-mill for the farm will be needed in the near future.
For the success of our dream projects for this first quarter of 2019,
I will like to give special thanks to Go Komatsu and mother, Megumi Izumoji, Rene Dudragne and all TUC friends of Go Komatsu who are helping him out with the mobilization of funds from friends abroad and the work of up-dating our website with information/reports from Cameroon.
It is worth saying that it is the spirit of God at work because the sacrifices of Go Komatsu are just too much for a mere volunteer. Acknowledging fully well that we are living at your mercy by the grace of God almighty during this critical period of our country history, we are praying relentlessly that God continue to replenish all your different financial sources so that you can be able to share with us the little you can for us to keep life moving.