|Meeting CSSP I Objectives:|
|Matafaa Methodist Youth Group
Matafa’a Community is quite isolated from other villages of Lefaga bay. Often travel to other side is much shorter, faster, cheaper by boat than to travel by car. Mostly school children and would travel to school on small aluminum dinghy and in the process can easily get wet. The village youth applied for funding and constructed a loading ramp along the coastline to ensure children and elderly can safely board the boats. A little passenger terminal was also constructed to provide shelter during sunny and wet weather. A restroom and changing facilities are also locate nearby for the convenience of the passenger. The loading ramp now provides a infrastructure that is more resilient to climate change and its
|Poutasi Development Trust Art Center
The Poutasi Development Trust conducted a project to complete an Art Center and provide training in the production of arts and craft for the village of Poutasi and surrounding communities and also provide a venue where these products can be made and be sold to improve standard of living in Poutasi and surrounding villages. The Art Center provides a platform where travelling tourists would be able to visit and view the handicrafts and artworks showcased which are all crafted by local artists. Artifacts showcased when sold generates an income for the local artisans.
The art training conducted improve skills of unemployed artisans in their fields and enable income generation to provide independence and a better standard of living. Skills are shared among st artists and knowledge builds their capacity.
|Lotofaga Papapapa Tilapia Project
The Papapapa Tilapia Project consist of a number of households association involved in raising/farming fresh water tilapia together with local shrimps, ducks and various types of vegetables and herbs in an integrated farming concept. The project included the construction of five earth ponds to raise tilapia, and a shelter for ducks. This farm provides income for the households members and employment for extended family members. The Lotofaga farm are sell harvested tilapia fish exclusively to a nearby hotel and its hebrs and veges to a major supermarket near the capital. It is also often udes as a demonstration site or trainings and promotions by government ministries for other tilapia farmers from other nearby districts.
Fotu o Samoa Womens Committee Building (Safotu)
The Fotu o Samoa did not have access to a committee building of its own. The previous one was destroyed during Cyclone Ofa in 1990 and from then on, meeting and committee functions were being held at one of its members houses. Through CSSP Phase I funding, a new committee building was constructed, which allow different groups within the village to have access to use building for activities when required. The immediate beneficiaries for the Project will be the women’s committee to conduct all of its necessary activities among other village special occasions.
|Piu Biogas Project
Piu Biogas Project included procurement, installation of six biogas unit for six households of Piu Community. A group called BioEnceptionz Limited conducted the installation of the units for these six households. Training was included to ensure local members are able to conduct proper operation and basic maintenance of the biogas systems.
The project provided a cleaner alternative to food preparation for the families which were essentially dependent on firewood for these purposes. This does not completely replace their use of traditional wood fires. But many cooking needs can be quickly met with the bio gas stove and rice cooker each households has. This quick food and hot drink “convenience” in fact makes a large change to the day to day lives of the households, especially the women and children who had/have most responsibility for cooking and getting the fires going.
The bio gas unit utilizes the invasive merremia vine as green biomass to feed the bio-digesters that in turn produce the natural gas that is collected and used by the gas cooker, rice cookers as well as light bulbs used at night time in the cooking and dining huts.
|Neiafu Pre School Building
The project provided a preschool building for the children of Neiafu and neighboring villages.This building was able to accommodate the growing number of students and creating a sense of ownership by the village of Neiafu. The village/church did not depend solely on the funds given but also fundraised and gave their contribution in the construction and the maintenance of the building.
Since its opening, a student intake as increased, at the same time, brings a better environment for students and teachers to teach and learn on a daily basis.