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Since 2012, the "Yanga Cooperative Support Association" in Switzerland (Unterstützungsverein Kooperative Yanga) has been cooperating with the partners in Yanga by financing small and precisely defined projects. As always in the past since its foundation in 1976, responsibility for all areas of the Yanga Cooperative lies with the partners in the Congo.


The following projects are in progress:

New Maternity ward in Yanga

After extensive planning, this ambitious project was approved by the Executive Board on 21 October 2018 and the money transferred on 5 November 2018.

Responsible: Dr. Emile and Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy

Amount:

Building:                               22'792 USD

Water system:                        3'035 USD

Solar energy:                          6'264 USD

                                                 Total:                                     32'091 USD (+ 1% bank charges in Congo)

Fish ponds in Yanga's neighboring village Lombo

The inhabitants of Lombo, about 5 km from Yanga, have big plans. They want to create fish ponds and then breed Tilapia (from the perch family). Ten ponds are planned, each of the order of 400 m2. They will all be dug by hand. The Board welcomes this initiative of the inhabitants of Lombo under their village boss Lokadi Omasombo and makes the purchase of the necessary shovels, spades, buckets, boots, water pipes, etc. possible. The project was approved by the Board on 21 October 2018.

Responsible: Village head Lokadi Omasombo and Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy

Amount: 3'310 USD (+ 1% bank charges in Congo)

The money was transferred on 5 November 2018.

The Board recommends that the people of Lombo first complete two fishponds and then gain experience before digging more units. Everyone is aware that the realization of this project can take a long time.

Project "Orphans05": Support for 36 orphans

This is the fifth project to help orphans in the area of Yanga and surroundings since 2013.

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy. 36 orphans aged 6 to 20 receive school fees, school supplies and school uniforms. The project also includes the costs for those who graduate after the 12th school year, plus a laptop loaned to a young man who wants to study informatics. Condition: If he drops out of university, the computer immediately goes back to the Cooperative of Yanga. The project was approved by the Executive Board on 21 October 2018.

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy und Dr. Emile

Amount: 4'045 USD (+ 1% bank charges in Congo)

The money was transferred on 5 November 2018.

Project "Teacher's salaries04":

Salaries for two teachers not paid by the state

For nearly four years already, two teachers are working in Yanga, Welo Lokadi Jean-Paul and Oloko Omokoko Willem, still not on the state payroll - despite many demarches and doing a great job. To promote the quality of the schools in Yanga we want to pay these salaries also for the school year 2018/19.

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy

Amount: 2 x 768 $ = 1'536 USD (+ 1% bank charges in Congo).

Money transferred: 28 December 2018. End of the project: July 2019.

Solar energy for the "House of Directorate" in Yanga

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy and Dr. Emile

Project submitted: 14 May 2016

Project approved: 24 May 2016

Amount: 2'910 USD (+ 1% bank charges in Congo)

The money was tansferred on 20 February, 2017. The project startet in February 2017 and is still going on.

Support for people with albinism ("Albinos05")

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy and Rebecca Toko

Project submitted: 6 June 2018

Project approved: 1 July 2018

Amount: 2'389 USD (+ 1% bank charges in Congo)

The money was transferred on 3 July, 2018. This is the 5th project to support people suffering from albinism in the Yanga and Tshumbe area. 16 people aged 5 to 64 receive sunscreen and medical treatment. We enable the younger albinos to attend school and buy school uniforms. A woman, a tailor by profession, gets a simple sewing machine.

Help for widows ("Witwen05")

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy

Project submitted: 12 June 2018

Project approved: 10 September 2018

Amount: 1'920 USD (+ 1% bank charges in Congo)

The money was tansferred on 11 September, 2018. This 5th project to support poor widows in Yanga and the surrounding area helps 26 mostly elderly women. It consists of one a pagne (textile for clothing) for each widow, the repair of three houses and medical care.

Contribution to Sr. Jeanne's mobility (04)

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy and Dr. Emile

Project submitted: 12 June 2018

Project approved: 10 September 2018

Amount: 2'935 USD (+ 1% bank charges in Congo)

The money was tansferred on 11 September, 2018. It allows Sr. Jeanne to buy fuel for her trips by Jeep. Included is also the car insurance and the driver's salary.

Maintainance "House of Directorate" in Yanga

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy

Project submitted: 12 June 2018

Project approved: 10 September 2018

Amount: 2'100 USD (+ 1% bank charges in Congo)

The money was tansferred on 11 September, 2018. Sr. Jeanne wants to keep the "House of Directorate" in Yanga in good condition and make it a hospitable home. She needs money for repairs, cleaning materials and the replacement of broken inventory. If guests show up (officials, inspectors, acquaintances), she would like to welcome them in a modest way. Our amount also includes the salary of a night watchman for one year.

Professional training for a mechanic

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy and Dr. Emile

Project submitted: 12 June 2018

Projekt approved: 10 September 2018

Amount: 1'500 USD (+ 1% bank charges in Congo)

The money was tansferred on 11 September 2018.

Pombo Kokola Jean is a young man who has just completed his training as a car mechanic. Unfortunately, this training is very theoretical. With our support we are fulfilling the request of those responsible in Yanga to send Jean to Kinshasa, where he can gain practical experience in a well-equipped garage for at least six months. With our 1'500 USD we finance the trip to Kinshasa and back and we contribute to the living costs during this internship. The Board of our Support Association welcomes this project also because the mechanic in Yanga is very old and technically not up to date anymore.

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