When it started

2010

Goal

Uplift the community of Okouvworie Village in the Okpe Region of Nigeria,  The Village is in the city of Sapele, Delta State, Nigeria.

Description of the Project

Mission Africa and Partners in Action have joined together to lift up the Okuovwori Village Community in Sapele, Nigeria.  Our goal is to create sustainable economic enterprise that will provide jobs to members of the community and over time create a sustainable and prosperous economy for its members.

Our first goal is to fight malnutrition through organic farming.  Farming has been lacking in Nigeria and the growth of farming will enable employment opportunities and aid the undernourished population.  An important goal is to lift up the quality of public education through better schools with advanced learning tools such as tablets and computers.

A Community Center will enable us to better understand the needs of the people in the Village, create a gathering spot for Community members, enable access to computers and the internet, and provide training opportunities.  The Community Center will also house a new Sewing Operation and an organic farm for training community members in farming techniques.

Work in Nigeria is only starting.  Okuovwori Village will be a prototype for bringing community development throughout the Okpe Region.

Measuring Project Success

In October 2018 the team will travel to Nigeria to assess the outcomes of on the ground activities from May thru September.  We will engage with Church and civic leaders to identify a broad roll out of organic farming in the community.  At that time we will expand the local on the ground team in Sapele to begin future projects.

Planned Projects

  • Expand agriculture and develop a commercial outlet for crops to create economic stability for local farmers.
  • Develop a Garment Factory that will generated income for local families and profit for ongoing investment.
  • Establish a local Community Center for training, Bible Studies, computer access, and community outreach.
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