THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE SUDAN

DIOCESE OF WAU

PROJECT OF TWO GRINDING MILL FOR MOTHER UNION OF LURCHOK PARISH, WARRAP ARCHDEACONARY

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NAME OF AGENCY:                EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF THE SUDAN, DIOCESE OF WAU

PROJECT LOCATION:           LURCHOK PARISH                               

PAYAM:                                    PAGOL

COUNTY:                                  TONJ NORTH

STATE:                                      WARRAP

ASSISTANT MODALITY:      GRINDING MILLS

  

CONTACT PERSON:               ANGOK ACHUIL ANGOK,  

                                                     DEVELOPMENT AND PLANING COORDINATOR, TEL: (+249) 0917122613  ,

                                                     EMAIL ADDRESS development@wau.anglican.org

  

REPRESENTATIVE OF AGENCY: RT. REV. MOSES DENG BOL BISHOP OF WAU DIOCESE

CONTACT ADDRESS:          ECS - DIOCESE OF WAU, TEL: (+249) 0926954187 ,  

                                                   EMAIL ADDRESS bishop@wau.anglican.org

  

DATE PROPOSAL SUBMITTED:         26TH JANUARY 2010


 

  • 1. BACKGROUND
    Sudan has been at war with itself for over 40 years of its independence from Britain in 1956. The first civil war between the Muslim Arab North and the Christian African South started in 1955 and stopped through a peace accord in 1972. That war lasted 17 years. The South was the war arena and carried the full brunt of the war. There was a peace lull between 1972 - 1982. Another civil war broke out in 1983 until 9th January 2005 when another peace agreement between the North and the South was signed between the main belligerents still the South was the field of the war and a very high price was paid by the Southern Sudanese. Over 2million were killed, 4 million were displaced from their homes and another 1 million fled to neighboring countries to seek refuge.

The Southern Sudan had no any educational or infrastructural development even before the wars. The main reason behind the civil war was that Southerners felt the Khartoum government, controlled by Arab Muslims, neglected their needs. It was always seen by Southerners that the Northerners were interested in imposing their language (Arabic) and their religion (Islam) on them. In short, Southerners feel marginalized and excluded from the political decision making process of their country.

In January 2005 a peace agreement was signed between the Khartoum government and the main Southern liberation movement/Army (SPLM/A).

On 9th July 2005 a national unity government was sworn in. A southern Sudanese and a former head of SPLM/A was made vice president. The peace agreement stipulates, inter alia, a referendum to be run in Southern Sudan after six years. We pray that this peace agreement will be successfully implemented and peace prevails forever in Sudan in general and Southern Sudan in particular.

 

•2.      Project Goals

2.1 To free women from hard work of grinding grains manually

2.2 To grind grains for the community, schools children's' feeding.

3. Project Objectives

3.1 To purchase and install a grinding mill in each church school.

3.2 To generate income for schools sustainability.

 

  • 3. Justification
    In the rural southern Sudan, women are meal preparers in the family. Food preparation is mainly done manually. Women grind grains to flour using stones. It is a very strenuous work and takes a lot of time. A woman would also finish grinding and go to carry water far away from home for cooking food, drinking and bathing in the house.
    Preparing a meal in a rural household is hard task and most rural households can only afford to have one meal a day because of the difficulties involved in preparing a meal. In worse scenarios, there is not even enough grain to get one meal a day.
    Wau Diocese plans to impose affordable fees on grinding grain to generate some funds for Mother Union sustainability.

 

5. Project Activities

5.1Objective 3.1 - To purchase and install a grinding mill in Lurchok parish and it sub-parish
Wau  Diocese plans to purchase and install a grinding mill in Lurchok parish. A grinding will be housed in a small house built of concrete wall and floor and iron sheets roof to protect it from fire. The store will also be built attached to it so that grains and flour are stored in it. A mechanic to repair it shall be employed. The mechanic shall also keep records of the grain and flour done in the grinding mill plus the fees collected from customers.

5.2 Objective 3.2 - To generate income for the Mother Union.
Women reflect the general poverty in the communities of Southern Sudan. Most female do not get salaries in most cases. Some who are paid by the government get as little as $50 per month. This is too little to feed a family of five members in a month.
The church plans to generate some funds from grinding mills in parish to pay token to the Mothers Union organization as well as buying spare parts for the grinding mills.

 

•6.      Beneficiaries

The direct beneficiaries of the project are the Mothers Union which will get flour and some little funds for sustainability. The local communities shall also benefit from the project by having their grains grinded nearby and possibly have at least two meals a day if they have enough grains.

•7.      Budget

 

S/n

Item

Quantity

Unit Price ($)

Total ($)

7.1

Grinding mills

2

5,500

11,000

7.2

Mechanics

2

   150

3,600

7.3

Iron sheets

100

       9

900

7.4

Cement

50 bags

     28

1,400

7.5

Red bricks

30,000

       0.1

3,000

7.6

Timber

60pcs

     15.5

930

7.7

Nails

30kg

       0.9

27

7.8

Builders (labor)

 

 

4,500

Total

$25,357