MDG1: Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger
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Pellital is a Microfinance Institution. The goal of Pellital is to aid in alleviating the poverty through a microfinance program in Agnam-Goly, Senegal. The word Pellital means "commitment" in Fulani, the language spoken in Agnam-Goly. In this rural village, microfinance opportunities have till now not been available to most of the inhabitants. The Pellital team's objective is to assist loan recipients in the successful planning and execution of small businesses that will propel the families of Agnam-Goly out of poverty.
Some neighbours have brought up the idea to try to establish a partnership with a safari tour provider to the Nile source to give tourists an incentive to donate a bednet for the village. The idea is to use the relatively new idea of a social enterprise, that is to say an enterprise that does reinvest its profit in social projects. Safari providers might have an interest in showing a "better" image by offering the possibility to do something "good" to their guests.
The Kilele Junior School is looking to generate more income to allow to buy a new van to transport the children and to admit more needy children.
At the moment the school finances the needy children with the fees from the more privileged ones, and sells ropes that they get for one dollar.
Discuss more ways to generate income for the school. Creative ideas are very welcome!
The Kilele Junior Foundation would have more publicity and use a website to inform people about the school and to find sponsors for the needy children.
Discuss what information is needed. Help John to write content for the website, and discuss advantages and disadvantages of different free website providers and content management systems.