Little Bassa Cassava Mail Project for Sustainable Community

Your title/position Founder/CEO
Type of Enterprise non-profit organization
Website idefocs
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Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development

Since the founding of IDEFOCS on June 20, 2003, we have been involved in activism, lobbying, and networking with international and national volunteers and organizations to stop the recruitment of children and the re-recruitment of FCS. We were successful in raising the necessary awareness of the plight of hundreds of FCS in the Buduburam refugee camp in Ghana, bringing together several international and national volunteers and organizations to aid with training and other programs to facilitate the organizations mission. Sanitation projects, http://wvipeaceprize.ning.com/forum/topics/initiative-for-the-development?x=1&id=6372534%3ATopic%3A1301&page=1#comments Light agriculture projects, http://wvipeaceprize.ning.com/forum/topics/initiative-for-the-development?x=1&id=6372534%3ATopic%3A1301&page=2#comments http://spiritliberia.blogspot.com/2010/02/margibi-project-with-idefocs-initiative.html http://www.travelblog.org/Africa/Ghana/Western/blog-264789.html https://sites.google.com/site/permaculture4peace/ https://sites.google.com/site/permaculture4peace/idefocsfarm Provided technical and vocational programs both in Ghana and Liberia http://wvipeaceprize.ning.com/forum/topics/initiative-for-the-development?x=1&id=6372534%3ATopic%3A1301&page=3#comments IDEFOCS participated in peace books writing, when Blood and Bones Cry out and Peace from Below https://books.google.com/books?id=XichzUANyHkC&pg=PR5&lpg=PR5&dq=morrismatadi&source=bl&ots=n1Tkn1Yhyy&sig=6KV-3O_CT0rHZHjHCPg5_ft http://www.ai.org.za/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/01/Agenda_PEACE_FROM_BELOW.pdf Awards: 2011 Peace Award winner at the African International Achiever Award (AFIA), for Promoting Community Peace in London, http://www.philanthropyawards.org/honor-roll- http://www.africanachievers.org/role-of-honour 2013 Peace Award Amazon Kindle Inter-Parliamentary Union Peace prize. Implemented projects links: http://www.action10.org/news/idefocs-ghetto-outreach-program-in-the-turtle-base-ghetto-in-monrovia-liberia/ http://www.action10.org/category/stories/liberia/ http://www.inprofiledaily.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10555:idefocs-embarks-on-new-project&catid=1:headlines&Itemid=56 http://www.socialinnovation.se/en/idefocs-reintegrates-former-child-soldiers/ With the many implementation of project, we created safe and an enabling environment for more than 3000 former child soldiers and youth associated with drugs crimes and violence. http://se-forum.se/2013/03/12/more-than-3000-former-child-soldiers-reintegrated-into-the-society-and-labour-market/

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Sustainability and future plans

Our sustainable approach will be after every harvests, rural cassava farmers collaborating with IDEFOCS will pay 15% from their productions of each harvest to be put back into the project to support other cassava farmers in the following farming year. Our business model, we identify existing cassava farmer who are finding it difficult to grow more cassava through a survey form, train them to grow more cassava and enlarging their farm land. Buy their farm products, processed it into other standard local food, packaged and sold on the local market for available prices. Our financial sources comes from lobbying, networking with international and national volunteers and organizations. We have an existing partnership with Action10 a Swedish base Organization; raising funds together on globalgiving site https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/re-integrate-600-former-child-soldiers-in-liberia/ http://www.globalgiving.co.uk/donate/18808/action10/reports/ to build the Botanical Reintegration Village, the construction is presently ongoing. Our plan for future growth is to provide cassava farming skills, increase cassava farmers and production for 1000s of cassava farmers by the year 2030 in the Little Bassa community and its surrounding villages.

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Your profile as an entrepreneur

I am Morris Y. Matadi, a Liberian born unto the union of Mr. and Mrs. Wilmot Matadi on December 1, 1981 and a former child soldier, I recruited at the age of 11 after my family were killed by gun men in the early 90s by the same general who killed my family. Education Back Ground: 2013. Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship -SE Outreach Accelerator Social Entrepreneur Forum/Stockholm/Sweden. 2006-2007. Certificate in Plumbing -from the SMA Vocational and Technical Training Center (Refugee camp Ghana) 2006-2007. Certificate in Survey Administration- Trained Pittsburg University students, the Department of Ford Institute for Human Security (Refugee camp Ghana). 2005. Certificate in PTSD first aid Trauma Counseling from Trained-London University Volunteers (Refugee camp Ghana) 2004. Certificate in Human Rights Education from a London Volunteer (Refugee camp Ghana) 2003. High School from the Domino Christian Academy (Refugee camp Ghana) Working Experience: Founder/CEO at the Initiative for the Development of Former Child Soldiers (IDEFOCS) Co-founder/Monitoring and Evaluating Officer at the Glowing Liberia Democracy (Gold) Founder/CEO at the Dollars Transforming Status (DTS) Books Participation: 2012 writer of a book chapter called peace from below in South Africa at the Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA) I wrote chapter 7 http://www.ai.org.za/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/01/Agenda_PEACE_FROM_BELOW.pdf 2004 Co-writer of a book chapter called When Born and Blood Cry in Ghana, refugees camp. International Fellowships: 2012 Fellow of the Movement121, http://www.movement121.com/m121-fellows/morris-matadi/ 2013, Fellow of the SE Outreach Accelerators Social Entrepreneur Forum in Sweden/Stockholm. http://www.se-forum.se/blog/http://www.se-forum.se/outreach/ 2011 Fellow of the Unreasonable Institute in the USA, www.unreasonableinstitute.org/profile/mmatadi/ https://vimeo.com/27344940 Awards 2011 Peace Award winner at the African International Achiever Award (AFIA), for Promoting Community Peace in London, http://www.philanthropyawards.org/honor-roll- http://www.africanachievers.org/role-of-honour 2013 Peace Award Amazon Kindle Inter-Parliamentary Union Peace prize.

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Comments

August 28, 2016 11:23

This project idea is great and has an inbuilt sound solution in the communities. I support it by votes and comments and advise the owner not to give up. No matter how the competition position, this project will take you higher if well implemented.

June 14, 2016 14:16

Hi,
This is a good project, it will improve lives, great idea there. Wish you the best.
I have cast my vote for you!

Please I need you support also and a comment will also help.
please check out my idea by clicking "Pwavodi Tanihungoama
Joshua" above, and give your valuable comment/advice.

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/4/3490/

Best Idea Category Do you know NEEM saves Lives

Also, if you like my idea, PLEASE vote for me!
Thank you in advance for your time.
Best,
Joshua

June 10, 2016 22:39

Congrats Morris for a very nice project, hope will be potential to the community

best wishes

June 8, 2016 11:43

bro kip it up with ur idea , cos i just voted for u

June 5, 2016 18:47

Hie dear... Congratulations on ur project
I support it .since we are friends here , I have voted for ur project
I ask that u kindly do the same with mine,

My project
Project Diginity the idea of Ñatasha Annie Tonthola was also selected for best Project category

Best luck
Natasha Annie Tonthola

June 5, 2016 14:23

Thanks Cc my love, we will continue to work harder for our country and Africa at lage to create safe and an enable environment.

June 5, 2016 10:34

Morris Matadi is intelligent, ambitious and goal oriented. He has a warm caring heart and he really wants the best for others and for Liberia. He knows the situation from the inside of the country thus making him and his team the most suited to run development programmes in Liberia.
I have been in Liberia, working side by side with Morris and we have been programme partners for some years now. Morris' projects always moves forward and in a positive direction.

Liberia needs Morris, his team and this project to be approved.

Cecilia ÖMAN Assoc Prof, Sweden

June 4, 2016 22:56

Hie Morris congratulations on your project
My project :

Project dignity idea by Natasha Annie Tonthola been also selected for best Project 2016 category

https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/10/

I support your idea and wish u the best of luck, since we are friends here , am asking for ur vote,....I will also vote for ur project idea

Wishing u All the best
Regards
Natasha Annie Tonthola.

June 4, 2016 11:47

Well done Morris! Thank you!

June 4, 2016 11:47

Well done Morris! Thank you!

May 27, 2016 20:02

copy the link and send to people on this platform, for easy access to ur page https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/10/2823/comments/? i just help u with the link , so when u make comment on other people idea u send then the link to make comment for u

May 27, 2016 19:57

this project idea of urs is a very good one, i am really impress, kudos to u bro

May 14, 2016 08:32

Thanks, please go through my idea and give your suggestion.

May 13, 2016 09:10

hello,
the work you are doing is really appreciable.i whole heartedly support this and give you all my motivations .please go through my idea and give your suggestion.

May 13, 2016 02:46

You can do this! You are capable of so much, and you have so many of us who believe in you! I wish you and all those you help the very best!

May 7, 2016 07:56

Thanks my brother Tochukwu,, may God blesses you.
Good luck to you too

May 7, 2016 04:11

Hello Mr Morris you have such an inspiring story. Co-operative societies help farmers a lot to Network and sell their produce. I encourage and support you sir. Goodluck to you.

Please kindly read through our project and advise us the link is https://www.entrepreneurship-campus.org/ideas/10/2256 thanks.