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
05.44 : On-going maintenance structures.
All installation and on-going maintenance operations on project structures will be carried out by local people within the framework of the local money systems set up. The formal money costs of some spare parts are covered out of the Cooperative Local Development Fund.
Inhabitants interested in installation and maintenance are trained during the Moraisian workshops carried out during the first 12 months of project execution. They are expected to form one or more installation and maintenance cooperatives. The people themselves will decide how the cooperatives, will operate. Organisation may be at project level, well commission level, or tank commission level. Specialisation may take place according to the type of service involved.
Since most products for water storage and harvesting, sanitation, cooking and briquette-making are locally made, installation and operation and maintenance groups may be run by the productive facilities involved.
One or more separate installation and maintenance groups will be formed for the drinking water supply system. Specific training in the installation and maintenance of pumps and photovoltaic equipment will usually be supervised by the general consultant to the project coordinator. The project ensures that initial stocks of spare parts for pumps and solar equipment are purchased and made available to the maintenance cooperatives. These stocks are kept and maintained by the project management our of the Cooperative Local Development Fund. The formal money costs of all spare parts are included in the monthly contributions paid by the families into the Cooperative Local Development Fund. The financial system is inherently sustainable, as only a small part of the funds paid into the Cooperative Local Development Fund are needed for maintenance operations. Most maintenance costs are for travelling and labour. These are paid by the local inhabitants in under the local money systems.
Local money maintenance costs of structures at project level are distributed amongst all of the inhabitants in the project area.
Local money maintenance costs of structures at well commission level are distributed amongst all of the inhabitants in the well commission area.
Local money maintenance costs of structures at tank commission level are distributed amongst all of the inhabitants in the tank commission area.