In the first phase of the Green House DRC Agriculture Development Project the leased land is prepared for the construction of 6 Green House's in Mawette (Democratic Republic of Congo). Workers are trained prior to executing tasks and local chiefs encourage all able and willing persons to join the effort from the community.
Phase 2 of the Green House DRC Agriculture Development project established irrigation and electrical. Semi Automatic irrigation is done with gravity watering systems, local workers are trained on how to install the system, allowing them also gain the skills to replicate such an irrigation system. Our local electricians install simple electrical circuits and cabling for supplemental lighting and small pumps. These electricians are encouraged to explain basic electrical skills to unskilled workers, so that they can also trouble shoot when problems arise in the future. More information to be published shortly.
Phase 3 covers more advanced concrete foundations for things like the generator house. By now the team has grown to about 50 workers, of which 85% come from the same communities we lease the land from.
Green House DRC aims to help workers learn new skills, that they can later use for their own daily tasks and for working for other projects. We also provide a safe and friendly working environment to the workers, as Green House DRC benefits, the entire community will benefit. Local villagers are paid a very fair salary, multiple times higher than any other projects in the country offer for this type of work. The village chiefs are paid a higher salary as it is their job to supervise and make sure the workers are productive, working together to make the project a success. More information to be published shortly.