Throughout the year, CAPCA strives to raise funds for projects of currently serving Peace Corps Volunteers from the Chicago area. Below are just some of the projects that we have helped make possible!
Date: October 2010
Recipient/Country: Peter Boberg/Domincan Republic
PCV Hometown: Algonquin, Ill.
Project Title: Comedor Familiar de La Nueva Esperanza (Family Restaurant of the New Hope)
CAPCA grant award/total project cost: $1,005.80/$1,505.80
Project Overview: Support to help a community group of 21 members, including 16 female heads of households, to purchase equipment to start the 1st restaurant in this small town, which already has tourists passing through it, resulting in income generation for the community group and the households.
Date: September 2010
Recipient/Country: Veronique Porter/Mali
PCV Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
Project Title: Sit to Learn
CAPCA grant award/total project cost: $3,427.88/$3,427.88
Project Overview: School desks/benches for 6 new classrooms built with the help of an NGO for a second cycle school (grades 7-9) struggling with a shortage of teachers, overcrowded classrooms, lack of materials, and lack of furniture so that student sit on the floor. The new classrooms and furniture will help allow more students from the village and surrounding communities to attend the school.
Date: March 2010
Recipient/Country: Ryan Iehl, Malawi
PCV Hometown: Crystal Lake, Ill.
Project Title: Solar Panels to power rural school computers
CAPCA grant award/total project cost: $5,712/$5,712
Project Overview: Solar panels and installation for a rural community secondary school to provide electricity to computers and lighting. This will allow students to learn how to use computers (provided by the community). The electricity will allow students and teachers to study and work after dark.
Date: Sept. 2009
Recipient/Country: Andy Jondahl and Angela Michalek/Senegal
Project Title: Project Irrigation Initiative
CAPCA grant award/total project cost: $3,879/ $8,766
Project Overview: To extend the growing season of farmers in four villages in rural Senegal, a water irrigation system is being completed. Without the irrigation system, farmers are limited by their available water sources.