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 immediate goals of the project are:
a) To carry out a basic hygiene education programme by establishing (200) Community Health Clubs in the project area and promoting hygiene education courses in (35) schools.
b) To install technically appropriate sanitation for the people in each of the (10.000) homes in the project area.
c) To provide a permanent safe drinking water supply in the project area in all foreseeable circumstances.
d) To make safe drinking water available within a radius of 150-200m from users' homes.
e) To contribute to the fight against water-related diseases through hygiene education, the supply of appropriate sanitation and clean drinking water systems.
f) To reduce the work load on women
g) To provide for the continuity of health, sanitation and drinking water systems by establishing appropriate institutional structures.
h) To enable students and others who wish to study in the evening to do so.
i) To avoid the need to import wood and other energy resources into the local system.
j) To introduce efficient bio-mass fuelled means of cooking , and solar cookers for daytime applications.
k) To create added value through recycling of non-organic waste.
l) To keep available financial resources (LETS money and formal money) revolving within the beneficiary communities.
m) To stimulate on-going local industrial and agricultural development through the use of local currency (LETS) and micro-credit systems.
n) To create large-scale job opportunities