What's Next


 

 

The Community Development Plan below is a working document, in collaboration with Grace Chapel and Truth Unleashed Ministries and the pastors of Niger, Burkina Faso and Benin that we hope to support in their church planting efforts!  Several other churches are considering participation as well, in a unified Western effort to bring these three countries to Christ!  Partnerships with Rotary Clubs, and other water groups are being sought!  This plan will begin summer of 2016, with the church plant in Asroli, Benin!  

 

How can YOU help?  Look down the Outside Involvement column and/or help us find more partners!

 

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Vision

Vibrant, equitable, sustainable rural communities’ development through the church plant

2. Mission

To initiate, facilitate, coordinate, catalyze and implement an integrated community development program through a church within the Forgotten Triangle countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, and Niger)

3. Strategy

To initiate an evangelistic outreach that will lead to a church plant within an unreached rural community. And organize various community development projects around the church, using the church as a community transformation agent.

4. Values

  • Integrity
  • Commitment
  • Accountability
  • Work ethic
  • Strive for excellence

5. Key Priorities

  • Evangelism using culturally relevant methods such as crusades, medical outreach, radio ministry, AV ministry, youth camps etc… 
  • Land procurement for the church and the pastoral Garden
  • Church building
  • Appropriate water supply system and its components
  • Pastor’s Garden and the Irrigation system
  • Toilet
  • Training (Literacy, Health & Sanitation, Use and Maintenance of the well, Proficiency in irrigation and farming techniques)
  • Economical empowerment
  • Support sustainable rural livelihoods--Improvement through Schools and Clinics and rural trails

PHASES

PHASE

GOALS

YEAR

Phase 1

Evangelism and church plant

1

Literacy training

 

Land procurement,

 

Appropriate water supply

 

Administrative structure and support

 

 

Phase 2

Water tower and tanks,

2

Pastor’s Garden and the Irrigation system,

 

church building,

 

Toilet

 

Training (Health & Sanitation, Use and Maintenance of the well, Proficiency in irrigation and farming techniques)

 

Economical empowerment

 

 

Phase 3

Schools 

3 -5

Clinics

Rural trails

 

 

 

STRATEGIC PLAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goals

Objectives

Actions

Activities

Budget

Outside involvement

Time frame

PASTOR’S GARDEN AND THE IRRIGATION SYSTEM

Set up a demonstration garden that will be used as an income generating source for the pastor and as local farm training site for the community

Pastoral garden

Acquire garden equipment

500

 

 

Set up irrigation system

Set the irrigation canalization

2700

 

 

Set up a booster pump

500

 

 

Provide for seed

250

 

 

Set up a compost production unit

300

 

 

Proficiency in irrigation and farming techniques

Organize a periodic training session  for villagers

Identify relevant topics

 

 

 

Trainer and trainees

2,200

 

 

Conduct the Training

 

 

 

Evaluate the training

400

 

 

TOTAL

5,700

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goals

Objectives

Actions

Activities

Budget

 

 

TOILET

Provide for toilets where the community can defecate in order to prevent the dissemination of diseases and enhance the hygiene of the community 

 

Build latrines

Train the community in hygiene and sanitation  quarterly

1,000

Hygiene team

 

Build latrines

8,000

 Construction team

 

Training in the use and maintenance of the latrines

500

 

 

 

TOTAL

9,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goals

Objectives

Actions

Activities

Budget

 

 

HEALTH & SANITATION EDUCATION

Empower the community with health and sanitation knowledge and skills

 

Train trainers of H&S in the community.

500

 

 

Organize periodic awareness campaigns for H&S in the community

2,000

 

 

TOTAL

2,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goals

Objectives

Actions

Activities

Budget

    Outside involvement 

Time frame

ECONOMICAL EMPOWERMENT

Enhance the economical situation of the community through an interest free micro loans program

 

 

 

 

 

Recruit a loan manager

4,800

 

 

Set up selection criteria and process for loan beneficiaries

 

 

 

Training the beneficiaries in micro business management and entrepreneurship skills

 

 

 

Organize the beneficiaries in solidarity groups

 

 

 

Give the loans and follow up

30,000

 

 

Track the payments and keep the records

 

 

 

TOTAL

34,800

 

 

 

 

 

Goals

Objectives

Actions

Activities

Budget

 

 

IMPROVE RURAL SERVICES TO SUPPORT SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS

Provide for a school

 

Build and equip the school

 

 

 

Recruit teachers and principal

 

 

 

Deliver education for the kids 

 

 

 

Provide for a clinic 

Build and equip the clinic

 

 

 

Recruit medical personnel 

 

 

 

Deliver medical services

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ADMINISTRATOR SALARY

Salary 

 Monthly

   Year

Amount USD 

   400

4,800 USD

[ii] TRANSPORTATION & EQUIPMENT for Administrator

Items

Motorcycle/

Computer/

Camera/

Telephone 

TOTAL

Amount USD  

1,800

700

300

200

3,000

OPERATIONAL BUDGET

Operational budget for Administrator's office ( Gas, Internet & Stationery)

Items

Gas

Internet

Stationery

TOTAL USD

Cost/month

50

80

50

180

Cost / year

600

960

600

 2,160

The Bible cost

# of Bible

    Cost/Bible   

Total

    200

       10

2,000 USD

Pastor’s Salary regressive plan

Years

   1

       2

          3

4

% of salary paid

   100

      75

        50

25

Amount

   400

     300

      200

100

Total USD /year  

4,800

   3,600

   2,400

1,200

Total

12,000 USD