1771 ED Wieringerwerf,
E-mail: (nameatendofline)@xs4all.nl : bakensverzet
Incorporating innovative social, financial, economic, local administrative and productive structures, numerous renewable energy applications, with an important role for women in poverty alleviation in rural and poor urban environments.
"Money is not the key that opens the gates of the market but the bolt that bars them"
Gesell, Silvio The Natural Economic Order
Revised English edition, Peter Owen, London 1958, page 228
The long term goals of the project are:
a)To sustain on-going improvement of the general quality of life well-being and health of the local people.
b)To reduce, and if possible eliminate, financial leakage from the project area.
c)To free more human resources for local production and development.
d)To reduce water-borne diseases so that medical staff and financial resources can be re-directed to other health objectives such as vaccination programmes and preventive medicine.
e)To decrease infant mortality and promote family planning.
f)To increase literacy levels.
g)To eliminate dependency on fuels imported from outside the project area.
h)To help reduce deforestation and global warming.
i)To create value added from locally recycled non-organic solid waste.
j)To create a "maintenance culture" to conserve the investments made.
k)To increase the local pool of expertise so that local people can improve their sustainable well-being and development by identifying and solving problems, including erosion, with a minimum of outside help.
l)To create full employment in the project area.
m) To halt the migration of young people from the project area to shanty towns in the large cities.