Information about Brampton & Longtowns support for the Choche Project
The Choche Project - Micro Finance Scheme
In August 2013 a Global Grant from the Rotary Foundation plus funds from local Rotary Clubs contributed to a fund of 1.2 Million Ethiopian Birr. Since the start 104 farmers and 66 women have been provided with loans. From December 2013 the farmers have been harvesting coffee and paying back loans. Training will soon be given them on how to improve their coffee varieties and yields. Training is provided by agricultural advisers.
Brampton & Longtown Rotary donated nearly £1000 in 2013 to this project.
Thirty Computers were delivered to Choche School in June.2013 and are now being used in the new secondary school which has been government funded from January 2014.
Thanks to Keswick Rotary Club for the images.