Care against Rural Poverty-CARP

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

CARP is dedicated to empowering local people to tackle social injustice and build a better future that captures all and sundry.

CARP is a newly established as Community Based Organization for non- profit, operating in Kambia District, in the North-western of Sierra Leone.

It was formed out of the desire and aspirations of the local destitute people of the district to advocate on their behalf to meet to their felt needs.

Current activities :

• Currently partnering with Global Giving to source funds to support WATSAN project in Kambia District
• Currently working with BooksforAfrica to support schools in Kambia
• Currently awaiting approval from 1% UN to support WATSAN project in Kambia
• Partnership with the Kambia District Council to support Non supported and assistance Government Schools with infrastructure , teaching and learning materials
• Sensitized and mobilized rural low income and destitute people to set up solidarity groups at village level.
• Mobilize youth to cooperate with the Kambia District Council to contribute to the national first Saturday general cleaning exercise to ensure that garbage generated from the cleaning is properly disposed at the dump sites
• Lobbied and convinced Inland Valley Swamps (IVS) owners to give agile/ unfettered access to marginalized women to grow vegetables on a small scale. CARP also trains these women to used organic manure collected from the dump sites also prepare compost in their back yards, by disposing their household compostable green waste in in their back yards for the preparation of compost.
• Currently galvanizing and mobilizing unemployed college and university graduates serving as volunteers to offer free extra lessons to a good number of students that are on the verge of taking their public exams of the Basic Education Certificate Examinations (BECE) and West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
• Mobilizing youths to participate in maintenance and rehabilitation of local roads within their townships and villages on weekend, in a bid to encourage them to take ownership of their development at the local level.
CARP volunteers have cooperated with the Kambia District Health Management Team and the Local Council to participate in the ‘Well Bodi Week’ to administer vaccines to under fives.

CARP is currently fund raising both locally and internationally to meet the cost of shipment of a 40 feet container with text books, exercise book, pens, pencils erasers and other teaching and learning materials recently offered to us by Books for Africa. Presently lobbying the Ministry of Finance of central Government for a duty waiver for tax exemption port clearance as an early preparation before the containers hits our port.

Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

500,000 - 1 million

Participant in relevant networks

Global Giving

Further information

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Doing business with the poor; Standards and all (6)

Regions / countries / territories

Africa: Sierra Leone

Global issues

Agriculture, aquaculture and forestry; Children, youth and family welfare; Job all (5)