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Buy a Brick
Sakuba is a small village in Kumbungu District, Ghana Northern Region. The families in Sakuba live a traditional Dagomba life. The family is most important in the tradition, and the houses – even in the larger cities – look like small villages to those not familiar with this way of living.
The Sakuba group from Dipaliya Women’s Association consists of approximately 175 women and is a community with a long history in the traditional handcraft of Sheabutter making. The Magajia has a central role in the community and her room is in the center of the family house.
Sakuba village is also where Leap into Life foundation is supporting a Sharing Economy project. Based on the family sharing tradition of Dagomba and the original principle that land is not owned but to be preserved for next generations, the Sakuba community is gradually growing as a small scale informal economy. Building of a Sheabutter center in Sakuba village holds a central key in this project.
The center brings economic and social growth and enables the community to invest into a future for next generations with wisdom of the elder ones. You can become involved in this Leap into Life Sharing Economy project and/or our fundraising campaign “Buy a Brick” by sharing your time, network, facility, skills, resources or – not unimportant – your money.
You can buy a brick for only € 2,–. This is also made locally. With your contribution, you will not only help us to build the center; You give some families the opportunity to earn income with work which will benefit the entire community.
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The Dagomba have a tradition as arable and livestock farmers. The relationship with the land is important; Dagomba traditionally do not believe in land ownership, but in land management for the next generations. A traditional Dagomba chief is not the owner of the country, but an administrator on behalf of the community.
Partly due to Western influences, many agricultural projects are based on the use of chemicals. Farmers are taught to work with fertilizers and chemicals. Resistant seeds should buy from a Western company. As a result harvesting requires little effort from the farmer, but the country does exhaust.
Het zorgt voor oogsten die weinig inspanning vragen van de boer, maar het land wél uitput. Every year, the fertility of the country decreases.
We have set up an organic seed bank with local seeds and have started an agricultural project in which we teach farmers to use local, natural pesticides and biological manure produced in Ghana. Thus, we bring back traditional knowledge into the community and teach farmers to take care of the country with an eye for the next generations.
For your donation of € 250, a Dagomba woman in Ghana gets a piece of land, original seeds, biological manure and biological pesticides.
Shea is taught how to use it and the yield of the country is hers. Your donation is one-time, but the use of the land by the woman you support with this is for a long time. She can feed her family or sell the harvest on the local market.
We register the land and the users; You will receive a certificate containing the GPS coordinates of the land and the data of the woman who can build her own existence thanks to your contribution.
Foundation Leap into Life
Registration numbers: RSIN 857481435 – KvK-nummer 68521499
Bank account number: Triodos Bank NL53 TRIO 0338 6164 97