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AzRIPs First Pilot Livelihood Project

22-12-2014, 14:29, Saw: 290

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We would not be mistaken to say that AzRIP’s cooperation with communities has entered to a new and entirely different phase. Implementing the livelihood projects in of the incomes towards the social welfare of communities is becoming a reality. So, those communities successfully partnering with AzRIP besides applying for second and third infrastructure-type projects, they also got the chance apply to get funding from AZRIP for implementing community-based livelihood projects.This is the long-term strategy that stands in front of AzRIP and remote Gaysa community that is located 25km from Balakan rayon center made the first successful step on that path.
According Ms.Meysarat Qaysayeva, chairman of the Gaysa business group, “there is a favorable condition for the community and neighboring villages to start-up income-generating activities. But there was no single processing workshop or incubator in this area. Most of community members have plots of lands under their possessions and currently they give big preference to corn planting. Besides that, Gaysa residents transport locally produced fruits, vegetables, eggs, chicken and other products to regional market to make some money. Instead, they purchase seeds, animal feed, chicken for incubating and other stuff from the same market. But, travel and other expenses, as well as sale of products to mediators at very cheap price often led to the loss of money. Gaysa residents were obliged to travel to Balakan regional center, Zakatala and even to Barda rayon in order to purchace chicken for incubating, but this was oftenly resulting with waste of time or death of chicken on the way back.”- she concluded.
The course of events indeed proved that Gaysa community made the right choice.First of all, every household has sufficient amount of eggs to be put inside the incubator, as well as corn seeds that is used as chicken feed. That means, once the uncubator is operational, the majority of community members will get the chance to directly deal with production of chicken meet and eggs, using the breeder eggs and the corn seeds that they have in hand. Each household can give 80-100 eggs for incubation and upon completion of 21 days they can take back 60 – 80 chicken.Thus, the revenue of community residents will be increased by decreasing the transportation costs to the market.
According to Mr.Ahmad Aliyev, AzRIP’s leading specialist on livelihood projects, the project in Gaysa resulted with the creation Limited Liability Company (LLC) with legal status, that deals with private production and service delivery. Thus, the community transformed into the production and service delivery entity and community members became entrepreneurs. Incubator workshop is being manged by women entrepreneurs as a venture. It is fully functioning based on local human and natural resources. The most important thing for AzRIP is that members of the community earned such skills as participation in decision-making, making right project selection and management skills.
AzRIPs First Pilot Livelihood Project

AzRIPs First Pilot Livelihood Project

AzRIPs First Pilot Livelihood Project

AzRIPs First Pilot Livelihood Project

AzRIPs First Pilot Livelihood Project

AzRIPs First Pilot Livelihood Project

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