REDCAPA International Foundation = Stichting REDCAPA Internationaal
REDCAPA International Foundation supports education and health projects in developing countries and contributes to the ecology.
At present, REDCAPA focuses on two projects:
Ad1: The subsistence farmers of the 25 hamlets around Issah Krom had no access to clean drinking water. Women and children had to walk many miles to harvest surface water from ponds and the Afram river. REDCAPA helped to create 4 boreholes, ensuring no one in the communities has to walk more than one and a half mile to tap clean water.
As the nearest health centre is more than 10 miles away and this cannot even be reached in the rainy season, a health clinic has been built by REDCAPA at Issah Krom that provides preventive and simple curative health care as well as basic emergency obstetric and neonatal care by trained midwives of the Ghana Health Service. REDCAPA also built staff housing and latrines and provided the clinic with solar electricity. REDCAPA has officially handed over the clinic to the Ghana Health Service but continues to contribute to the maintenance of the clinic.
Ad2: Renewed objective - After having supported the creation and growth of the Doctorate on the Sustainable Economics of Natural Resources for the Andean Region at the National Agricultural University ‘La Molina’ of Lima, Peru in recent years, in 2020 REDCAPA will focus on supporting ecological projects such as those that bring about biodiversity and the capture of carbon dioxide.
Ad3: According to the Nobel Peace Prize winning World Food Programme both the urban and rural poor of Ghana are in danger of malnutrition and starvation due to secondary effects of COVID19. Being acquainted with the small farmers mentioned above and having provided limited amounts of agricultural credit in past years, REDCAPA decided in May 2020 to start and execute a microcredit programme to enhance poor farmers producing additional food for poor people. By December 2020, the programme is expected to produce an additional 200,000 kg of additional food.
Ad4: From July 2019 to March 2020, REDCAPA organised weekly dinners for up to 24 at a table, the objective being to join people that live alone or feel lonely. During the first period of COVID19 until July 2020, REDCAPA distributed between 20 and 30 meals to people every 3 days. During the summer months some meals were organised outside. From November onwards -during the second wave of COVID19-, meals are distributed to people, suggesting them to invite someone in order to eat together. In total more than 50 meals have been prepared and distributed to well over 1,000 by December 2020.