Women in Action to demonstrate Water Harvesting and Conservation Technologies, Food Security and Renewable Energies
Women in Action to demonstrate Water Harvesting and Conservation Technologies, Food Security and Renewable Energies
This project is pioneered by a Church and headed by a woman. Funding from the German Embassy enabled the provision of basic furniture for it's day care and preschool programs, now the mother and families desire to engage the land around the church to plant vegetable and fruit trees aimed at providing for the country's food security and to provide a training center where the villagers, church members and mothers and families can come together to learn and participate in the activities. In addition, the men of the village and the church will be engaged in the construction of an underground cistern since there is no water facility on the site. The members will volunteer their skills, time and labour resources to enable this water harvesting facility to become a reality in the island suffering from a long drought . The effects of climate change are very evident so the types of seeds and fruit trees to be planted will be those that have adapted to well to the dry condition coupled with extremely high temperatures. The solar system to be demonstrated will teach and show the community how this adaptation technology can help in reducing the effects of fossil fuels, reduce electricity costs and act as a motivator for families to seek for alternative energy solutions.
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Project Snapshot

Freeman's Village Christian union
Antigua and Barbuda
Area Of Work:
Climate Change Mitigation
Land Degradation
Grant Amount:
US$ 50,000.00
Co-Financing Cash:
US$ 11,000.00
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 162,037.03
Project Number:
Satisfactorily Completed
Project Characteristics and Results
Promoting Public Awareness of Global Environment
The components of the project are new areas especially the use of renewable energies and because of the large amount of persons involved, the impacts of the focal areas will be great in the village and in the island.
Notable Community Participation
The involvement and participation of church persons with many and varied skills. pooling their resources to develop the project will be a motivating force in the community
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SGP Country office contact

Ms. Shawna K. Natalya Lawrence


Hodges Bay, P.O. Box W420
St John's, West Indies, 00000