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
Edition 12:03 November 2006
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All activities will be carried out by the users themselves. The structures are worked out during the organisational workshops foreseen. The following is what might expect to result from the workshops.
The basic administrative structure foreseen by the project is the Tank Commission.
tasks of the Tank Commission are numerous and include, by way of example,:
- Analysis of the local situation (200 people - 40 families)
- Definition of the local issues and problems
- Liaison with the Health Clubs already established
- Liaison with the local currency LETS systems about to be formed
- Organisation of monthly users' meetings
- Identification of the best projects for Micro-credit development loans
- Setting priorities for Micro-credit loans
- Deciding the priorities for positioning the wells and washing places, with special input from women's groups
- Deciding the positioning of tanks and water pipeline routes
- Deciding priorities for the positioning and installation of sanitation units
- Deciding the pot sizes for stoves and solar cookers
- Liaison with the compost collection and recycling network
- Liaison with the grey water/urine collection and recycling network
- Planning what can be done by the local people themselves at the normal ruling daily rate of pay (which is usually about Euro 3 per person per day) and what can be done in the local LETS currency
- Systematically monitoring project progress and on-going administration with the users' commissions (comprising mostly women)
- Organising daily maintenance of the tank areas, rules of use
- Managing any local disputes relating to the project
- Collection of the monthly contributions to the Cooperative Development Fund
- Nomination of participants to various organisational workshops
- Proposals for the support of families with difficulty in making their contributions
MORAISIAN WORKSHOPS : LOCAL SOCIAL STRUCTURES
(One, two or three) Moraisian workshop(s) will be held. The Tank Commissions form the basic project structure and the workshops can involve up to 2000 people.
Indicative participation (all workshops together) .
The project coordinator.
Representative of the NGO.
Representative of the Finance Ministry.
Representative of the Rural Development ministry.
At least 5 observers (possible coordinators for future projects).
1750 (mostly female) persons interested in participating with responsibility for the management of projects structures as members of the Tank Commissions. 35% of these people might be indicated by the traditional chiefs, 65% by the local Health Clubs.
Duration of each workshop: about four weeks.
The Workshops will be expected to produce the following structures:
Definition of the social form of the tanks commissions and the well commissions.
- financial aspects
- definition of the tasks
- use of tanks and well areas
-payment of the tank commission members once the local money systems have been formed.
- with project coordinator
- (future) local SEL-LETS system
- between local tank commissions and the well commission
- with local schools
- with local clinics/hospitals
- with (future) recycling systems
- with (future) micro-credit structures
A communications structure.
- vertical, at project level (coordinator)
- horizontal, with the +/- 40 local families
e) Individual initiatives.