Dinbaya Yiriwaa Kafo                                                       Faraba  banta, Tel: 220 7646357                                                           E-mail: dinbayayiriwaakafo@hotmail .com    SUMMARY OF PROJECT PROFILE.  Project Title:                     Dinbaya Yirirwaa Kafo Skills Training Centre                                             Project proposal   Beneficiaries:                    60 Women in Faraba Banta and Kairaba in Eastern Kombo                                             District Western Region   Activities:                           Skills Training   Borrower:                           Dinbaya Yirirwaa Kafo   Project Duration:              2 years   Location of Project:           Faraba Banta, Kombo East Western Region The Gambia.   Implementing Agency:      Dinbaya Yiriwaandi kafo                                              Faraba Banta Kombo East                                              Western Region The Gambia                                              Tel: 220 7646357                                              E-mail: dinbayiriwaakafo@hotmail.com   Registration Number:              752/2002   Contact Person:                 Fatou Jammeh                                              Dimbaya Yiriwandi Kafo                                              Faraba Banta Kombo East                                              Western Region The Gambia                                              Tel: 2200 7646357                                               E-mail:dinbayayiriwaakafo@hotmail.com   Project cost:                                                                            =        186,450.00 Dalasis                    Dinbaya Contribution                                                           =         50,400.00 Dalasis  Amount of Funding sought from Donor                              =      139,550.00 Dalasis       Date of Submission of project proposal: 25th November 2008.        Dinbaya Yirriwaad kafo  Dinbaya founded in 2002 at Faraba Banta, and formally registered at the Anthony Generals Chamber Banjul The Gambia. A local organization and operating in Kombo East District Western Region with three (3) Women groups in Faraba Banta, Kairaba and Brikama respectively and has a membership of 60 Women.   It aims to improve the socio-economic statue of Women through the creation of income generating activities and capacity building thus economic empowerment of its members.   Dinbaya yiriwaa kafo believes that for any meaningful development to take place support to women must be increased and be priority because they are potential carriers of change and there will be no progress for women until they access to credit and training in all aspects of technology which improve living and working condition of women.   The Associations strategies are geared towards women empowerment. It acts in response to the needs of its member accordingly to priorities as given to:   -                Questions related to food, vegetable gardening , technology and marketing of  products. -                Micro finance -                Health Education -                Civic Education -                Training (practical skill trainings in tye/dye, soap making and sewing) -                Environmental protection -                Capacity Building   Dinbaya yiriwaa kafo for the pass 2 years was actively been involved in providing training to women in income generating activities e.g. Tye/dye and batik, vegetable gardening techniques.   The organization have equally conducted several sensitization workshops about HIV/AIDS/STI   Provided training on nutrition and food processing for its members in collaboration with National Cashew Farmers Association and the Department of Agricultural Services Food and Nutrition Unit.   JUSTIFICATION:   Kombo East District experienced deteriorating economic condition due to both exogenous and endogenous factors. These include weak production base, periodic disruption in agriculture production resulting from poor climate conditions. The poverty situation of the greater population of the district given its close relationship with food insecurity results in lives falling short of human potential where in the District, 78% of households are food poor. The underline causes of their food unavailability are attributed to weak production base, dependence on rain-fed agriculture, and low incomes. Farming activities (peanuts, millet and rice etc, rearing of small ruminants) being at subsistence level, production levels remain very low and as such the bulk of the population is in object poverty. There are no better road networks and only health center is in Pirang is about 12km from most of its surrounding villages and provides services once a week to its surrounding villages e.g. Giboro, Faraba sutu, Faraba Banta and Duwasu.   The rearing of small ruminants –sheep and goats has been a long standing tradition of the people of Faraba Banta and Kairaba giving the existing favorable natural conditions –viz-viz vast grassing lands and a net work of streams and above all a ready market in the proximity. The common practice is the free-range type where livestock are left to feed for themselves with little attention from their owners in terms of health, shelter and theft.   Almost every household is having a stock of animals but because of weak production base and periodic disruptions in agricultural production the people sold their stocks to replenish the family food basket.   Women are the potential carriers of change but they have no access to credit and training in all aspects of technology and skills training e.g sewing,tye/dye, soap making and handcraft which improve living and working condition of women. This basic goods and services are inadequate in Faraba Banta most of the time people to Brikama nearest town for these services.   PURPOSE:  The project aims to improving the earning capacity of 60 beneficiaries from 1000 dalasis to 5000 dalasis by the year 2010.  PROJECT OBJECTIVES:                 -       Provide a skills training enterprises development.    -       Access to skills training and be self employed in the future.   -       Improve and increase income of 60 beneficiaries by providing the necessary skills training and equipment.    PROJECT DURATION   For this project, the duration of the funding period will be between January 2009- 30th December 2010, there after, the funds generated from the program (the revolving fund ) would be closely monitor for a period of three (3).   BENEFICIARIES  -                60 direct beneficiaries -                5000 inhabitants of Faraba Banta -                  PROJECT DESCRIPTION  This project intends to support the construction of a skills training centre and equip it for the provision of skills training for women and girls dropout from school.   The project will provide 4 packets of corrugated iron sheets, 50 bags of cement and 5 packets of nails towards the construction of the centre. The community will provide the sand, stones, labour and skill masons for the construction of the centre.   The project will equally equip the skills centre with 10 sewing machines, 5 tables and 10 benches,  tye/dye materials (60 gloves, inks for dyeing 8kgm, 2 bags of soda, and 10pies of 30meter white cloths and 2 bags of soda and 60 liters of oil for soap making.   It will provide 5 used computers for secretarial training for girls and one of the computers would be connected to the World Wide Web for the literate women and girls to access information and E-mails.   The project manager would provide effective co-ordination and the Department of Community Development and the National Nutrition Agency would train 60 beneficiaries in the following area:   -                Kafo management -                Food processing -                Simple bookkeeping -                Marketing.  The funds generated from the centre activities would serve as a revolving fund.   LOGICAL FRAME WORK  SummaryVerifiable IndicatorsMeans of VerificationTime FrameImportant AssumptionsGoal        To improving the earning capacity of 60 beneficiaries from 45% to 75% by the year 2010.     60 women and girls dropout of school have access to skills and enterprises development skills.   60 beneficiaries income improve and increase Participants records, reports         Evaluation reports and observation. Centre individual assessment Records 2009 – 2010               2009 - 2010 60 women and girls dropout of school received skills enterprises development training skills.   60 women and girls applying their skills and are self employed. Objectives         Provide a skills training enterprises development.   One skills training centre constructed and equip with equipments and materials. Community participation, Inventory of Equipment and materials 2009 -2010 The skills centre in operation providing training to women and girls. Improve and increase income of 60 women by providing the necessary skills training and equipment. 60 women and girls received training and graduated. Trainee record,   Number of certificate offered. 2009 - 2010 60 women and girls graduated from the centre and are self employed. Outcome         Women and girls dropout of school trained.60 women and girls dropout of schools received training and graduated. Centre individual assessment forms, observation. 2011 60 women and girls self employed and their income increased.     ACTIVITIES Table 1 January 2009 – December 2011 work planACTIVITIES JanFebMarAprMayJunJulyAugSeptOctNovDec DUTYConstruction of centre                       CommunityEquip the centre                       Beneficiaries/Program OfficerTraining on group Management                      Beneficiaries/TrainerTraining on Simple bookkeeping                       Beneficiaries/TrainerTraining in food processing                    Beneficiaries/ Program officer and KTF TrainerTraining                      Program Officer and TrainersTraining on  Marketing                      Beneficiaries/ TrainerMonitoring and Evaluation                      Beneficiaries, Program Officer and KTF  OUTPUTS  60 women and girls dropout of school received skills enterprises development training skills and the same number of women and girls applying their skills and are self employed and their income increased.    BUDGET:   To realize its overall objective, the association would need financial assistance from Donor to enable it to implement its project effectively. Project costs by sub-components are presented in table 2 and project cost summary in table 3 below:   Budget Jan 2009–Dec 2010 Table 2: Project Cost by Components                 Project Components Unit    Rate    Total AmountConstruction            - Sand   10     1,200.0012,000.00      - Gravel   5     1,500.007,500.00      - Cement   50        250.0012,500.00      -  Nails   5p       500.002,500.00      -  Corrugated iron sheets    4      1,200.004,800.00      - Labour  5people per day x30 days30mdays        150.0022,500.00            Sub-total            =    61,800.00Tye/dye Materials       - Ink (1kg each  green, blue yellow, violet,       brown, red and pink 8kgs1,000.00              8,000.00      - Cloth300m35                10,500.00      - Buckets6075.00                4,500.00      - Soda2bags1,2502,500.00      - Gloves60pairs754,500.00      -   Powder  2bags1,2502,500.00              Sub total          =                  32,500.00Soap Making      -  Soda2bags12502,500.00-  Oil100l303,000.00              Sub total          =    5,500.00Sewing            - Sewing machines101,50015,000.00      - Cloths150m355,250.00      - Treads10p1001,000.00      -  Knitting treads (20 roles)20 roles25500.00                Sub total          =    21,750.00Computer training             -  Used computers52,500.0012,500.00       - Internet Connection fee13,500.003.500.00                  Sub total          =    16,000.00Training      Training of Leadership training (7days/training materials)60/ppt       300                18,000.00Training on food processing (7days/training materials)60/ppt       500                24,000.00       Simple bookkeeping (7days/training materials)4/ppt      300                  1,200.00Training on Marketing  (7days/training materials)60/ppt      300                  1,200.00        - Trainers      4    2,000.00                 8,000.00              Sub total                                                52,400.00                   Total cost of project       186,450.00          Table 3: Project Cost Summary                      Project Components       Total     Budget    Local ContributionDonorContributionConstruction61,800.0042,000.0019,800.00Tye/dye Materials32,500.00 32,500.00Soap Making5,500.00 5,500.00Sewing21,750.00 21,750.00Computer training16,000.00 16,000.00Training52,400.008,400.0044,000.00                     Total                =186,450.0050,400.00139,550.00    COST/BENEFIT ANALYSIS for the first year 2009 Table 4                    Investment  Amount        Income    Amount    Construction of centre61,800.00Cloths 450 meters             Tye/dye Materials32,500.00(75 meters =D600x 4times per year) 180,000.00Soap Making5,500.00Soap(750 bar/powder x D5 x 12 times per year45,000.00Sewing21,750.00    Computer training16,000.00    Training (leadership, Simple book keeping and food processing)52,400.00         Total Investment186,450.00            Total income   =  225,000.00                      Total income          =        DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INCOME AND EXPENDITURE                        -  Total Income                      =   225,000.00  Dalasis                      -  Total Expenses                   =   186,400.00  Dalasis                       -  Total Profit                        =    36,600.00  Dalasis                     After the sales the income would divided as follows:                       D 50,000 of income used to replay the  initial materials and repairs                       D 120,000  to beneficiaries.                     Cash in flows Table 5   1  1.1 ITEM20092010  1.1Construction61,800.00     Tye/dye Materials32,500.0032,500.00    Soap Making5,500.005,500.00    Sewing21,750.006,750.00    Computer training16,000.003,000.00    Training52,400.00             Administration cost 2,250.00         Total Investment186,450.0050,000.002  Consolidated Cash Flow    2.1Receipts                           -  Capital 85,000.00        -  Sales Revenues                  225,000.00                   Total                    =                        225,000.00310,000.00  2.2Payments      Replacement of the initial stock50,000.0050,000.00    Beneficiaries60,000.0060,000.00    Overheads30,000.0030,000.003                     Total                   =140,000.00140,000.00  3.1 Balance85,000.00170,000.00    Risks:  The only obstacles the project may face: -                Lack of sales: this would be resolved by member buying their own product for their feast and ceremonies. Taking it to nearby towns and villages is another option and placing adverts. -                Lack of participation: An incentive would be allocated for those participating.   COO-PERATION WITH OTHER INSTITUTION AND PROJECTS   Dimbaya yiriwandi kafo would actively collaborate with all concerned stakeholders operating in the development sector for effective and efficient use limited resources. It would also work closely with relevant institutions including the Department of Community Development and the National Nutrition Agency (NaNA).   Furthermore, the association would also collaborate with Craft markets dealers, Radio stations, NGOs and the civil society to effectively and efficiently promote small scale enterprise development in the country. In this regard, the Dinbaya would need institutional strengthening and support to build its own capacity and that of its members in order to fulfill its mandate.         STRATEGY FOR FINANCIAL SELF SUFFICIENT   Every benefiting member contributes 500 Dalasis towards the project. At the start- up of the project would pay 250 Dalasis and at every bi-monthly meeting 42 Dalasis each as their contribution towards the project.   A qualified tailor and trained technician from the department of community development would be engaged to train participants.   The money generated form the sales of cloths and soap would serve as resolving fund to be use to replace the initial stock of materials; motivate beneficiaries and balance banked to security.   TECHNICAL SUPPORT  The project manager would provide effective technical support and training of beneficiaries in collaboration with the Department of Community Development and National Nutrition Agency (NaNA).   MONITORING AND EVALUATION  Monitoring project performance would be base on effective health checks of animals and record-keeping system at all stages. The beneficiaries would be encourage to express their views about the current situations progresses of the project on regular bi-monthly general meetings were such views are changed for relevant decision-making.   In order for Dinbaya and beneficiaries to improve on the overall management of the program they will carry out an internal evaluation of all components of the project. An external evaluation would be conducted at the end of every year jointly by Dinbaya yiriwaadi kafo, and Donor within 21 days and a final report produce at the end of the month by the team. The following components of the program would be evaluated:   -                the management system -                local participation in the decision making -                information system -                impact of the program -                financial system and sustainability