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Since 2012 the Supporting 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 the creation of the Cooperative our partners in the Congo assume the whole responsability.


The following projects are in progress:

New Maternity ward in Yanga

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

Responsible: Dr. Emile and Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy

Sum:

Building:                               22'792 USD

Water system:                        3'035 USD

Solar energy:                          6'264 USD

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

Fish ponds in Yanga's neighboring village Lombo

The inhabitants of Lombo, about 5 km from Yanga, have great plans. They want to create fish ponds and then breed Tilapia (from the perch family). Ten ponds are planned, each of the order of a good 400 m2. They are all dug by hand. The Committee welcomes this initiative of customary chief Lokadi Omasombo with his peopleand funds the purchase of the necessary shovels, spades, buckets, boots, water pipes, etc. The project was approved by the Committee on 21 October 2018.

Responsible: Dorfchef Lokadi Omasombo und Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy

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

The money was transferred on 5 November 2018.

The Committee recommends first to dig and finish two ponds and then to gain experience before digging additional 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 breaks off his studies, the computer immediately goes back to the Cooperative of Yanga. The project was approved by the Commitee on 21 October 2018.

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy und Dr. Emile

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

The money was transferred on 5 November 2018.

Project "Teacher's salaries03":

Salaries for two teachers not paid by the state

For nearly three 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 2017/18.

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy

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

Money transferred: 13 november 2017. End of the project: July 2018. But most probably we will have to support these teachers also in the school year 2018/19.

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

Sum: 2'910 USD (+ 1% bank charges in the 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

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

The money was transferred on 3 July 2018. This is the 5th project to support people suffering from albinism in the area of Yanga and Tshumbe. 16 people aged 5 to 64 receive sun protecting lotions and medical treatment. We enable the younger albinos to attend school and to purchase 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

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

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

Contribution to Sr. Jeanne's mobility (04)

Responsible: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy und Dr. Emile

Project submitted: 12 June 2018

Project approved: 10 September 2018

Sum: 2'935 USD (+ 1% bank charges in the 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

Sum: 2'100 USD (+ 1% bank charges in the 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 ongoing repairs, cleaning materials and replacement of broken inventory. If guests show up (officials, inspectors, acquaintances), she would like to welcome them on a modest scale. Included in our amount is also the wage of a night watchman for one year.

Professional training for a mechanic

Verantwortlich: Sr. Jeanne Otemankoy und Dr. Emile

Project submitted: 12 June 2018

Projekt vom Vorstand bewilligt am 10. September 2018

Umfang: 1'500 USD (+ 1% Bankspesen im Kongo)

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 fulfill the request of the responsibles in Yanga to send Jean to Kinshasa, where he can gain practical experience in a well-equipped garage for at least half a year. With our 1'500 USD we finance the trip to Kinshasa and back. In addition, we make a contribution to the living expenses during this stage. Our Supporting Association welcomes this project also because the mechanic in Yanga is already very old and technically not up to date.

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