|With proper funding, the PJRO
hopes to provide simple, low-cost housing to the people
of Penyem, much like these units constructed in Trinidad
|Houses would be equipped with
water tanks like these to store rain and well water for
use in the home.
The Penyem Jamorai Relief Organization is
a non-profit relief organization with headquarters in Toronto
Canada, that aims to help the rural farmers of Africa with
food, medicine, and clothing to individuals, children and
families who lack these essentials due to famine, and poverty.
PJRO is dedicated to providing food to the agrarian people
and creating sustainable development. A key goal is to help
needy families move past needing help and into becoming self-sufficient
members of their community, through long-term, self-help development
programs. PRJO is a Canadian non-governmental organization
(NGO) with the desire to helping the poor rural agrarian communities
in the Gambia West Africa to attain sustainable livelihoods.
Working, in partnership with the rural villagers to attainself-reliance
in food production and clean drinking water.
Agriculture provides the tools and
means to help rural agrarians in Africa to increase their
crop yields. By increasing the amount of quality food produced,
poverty and hunger will be lessened, food security will be
enhanced and the farmers would become self-reliant. PJRO views
sustainable agriculture development as the key to reducing
poverty and hunger among the farmers in Africa and to creating
a more secure, equitable and prosperous community.
Agriculture development projects led
by the PJRO would focus directly on the rural people who are
the farmers. Rural agriculture development is about the agrarian
comminutes, their desires, hopes and struggles to increase
their food cultivation and live the life that they want. In
this effort, funding from government and the private sector
would have to play a significant role.
In Africa, poverty among agrarian
communities has created alienation and voicelessness. PJRO
is passionate about helping the farming communities of nine
villages in the Gambia to increase their annual yield as well
as help them improve their living situation. Each year, rural
farmers struggle for a big harvest, for clean water, for education
for their children, for a chance to work their way out of
poverty and malnutrition. Our goal is to assist in the creation
of sustainable agriculture irrigation projects, helping communities
to become self-sufficient and less vulnerable to exploitation.
Sustainable rural development through
agriculture irrigation will be difficult to achieve without
the full participation of women. In Africa, women are the
major workers in the agriculture sector as well as post harvest
activities around their individual families. Because of their
experience in providing and caring for their families, they
must become the major participant in the development project
and in the decision- making process.
PJRO wants to help promote the empowerment
of women and gender equality. The organization seeks the full
participation of women as equal partners in the sustainable
rural development. PJRO wants both women and men to have an
equal say in decision-making. Greater participation of women
in sustainable rural development, would bring about men listening
to womenÕs needs, priorities and interests in the development
||Women are the primary agricultural workers
and must form the backbone of any successful agrarian
The Penyem Jamorai Relief Organizastion
(PJRO), wish to create a situation in which every woman, man
and child has the opportunity to enjoy good health, prosperity
and a life of peace and harmony with others. Sustainable rural
development through agriculture irrigation will bring about
a change within the rural agrarian communities.
The situation in these communities
in Africa is dire. Farmers in the rural areas of Africa are
constantly faced with the threat of hunger and starvation.
The lack of sufficient annual rain fall could create massive
food shortage. Agriculture is the only sector from which these
communities derive their income and both rural and urban people
in Africans obtain most of their food without education or
skills for government employment.
The PJRO wants to contribute to the
wellbeing of the rural agrarian communities by alleviating
poverty and increasing agricultural productivity in rural
areas since the largest numbers of unemployed are women, the
In the rural communities of Penyem in the
Gambia, one of the primary obstacles has been a lack of donors.
The community at the rural level has identified agriculture
irrigation as central to reducing rural poverty and hunger
within the community. Promoting sustainable rural development
through agriculture irrigation, the community of the Penyem
want to equitable and sustainable development the community
aimed to create new opportunities for the rural poor. Sustainable
agriculture development enhance food security, agricultural
productivity and income. In Africa, farmers -- most of whom
are women and children -- need support form donors to increase
their productivity. Helping the poor in Africa to escape poverty,
hunger and malnutrition through sustainable agriculture is
a great strength upon which the community will build a better