Commit and Act Foundation-Sierra Leone (CAF-SL) through Commit and Act Germany has received a brand new Field King Multi-Crop Combine Harvester for its Agricultural Project to prevent Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) through women and girls’ empowerment in Sierra Leone.
The Combine Harvester is donated by KETEK GmbH Germany which is the world’s leading manufacturer of Silicon Drift Detectors, which are used in an almost infinite number of industrial material analysis applications. KETEK’s SDDs can be found in X-ray fluorescence
spectrometers & electron microscopes and contribute to countless material research experiments around the Earth – and some even on Mars.
In 2022, KETEK Germany also donated a Tractor worth $50,000 to Commit and Act Foundation in Sierra Leone. Both the Tractor and the Multi-Crop Combine Harvester are set to cultivate rice, maize and cassava in 905 Acres of farm lands within Tonkolili, Bo, Moyamba and Bombali Districts in Sierra Leone.
Since 2013, Commit and Act Foundation Sierra Leone (CAF-SL), with support from its donors and partners, have been providing shelter, medical, legal, educational, livelihood and social support services for women and girls that have experienced SGBV Violence in Sierra Leone. The implementation of its various projects reveals that most of the abuses faced by women and girls are caused by poor parenting, poverty, unhealthy cultural and traditional beliefs, lack of education and technical skills, unemployment, lack of sustainable source of livelihood, etc…
The Founder and Country Director of Commit and Act Foundation Sierra Leone (CAF-SL), Madam Hannah Bockarie and the Co-Founder and Director of Commit and Act Germany e.V, Beate Ebert on behalf of the beneficiaries and the Staff and Management of Commit and Act Sierra Leone are particularly grateful to the Managing Director, Silvia Wallner and the entire Management and Staff of KETEK Germany for the donation.
The Multi-Crop Combine Harvester and the Filed Tractor will enable the organization to embark on massive agricultural activities to mitigate, prevent and respond to SGBV and to empower the initiators of Female Genital Mutilation (SOWEIS), Parents of SGBV Survivors,
Caregivers, Traditional and Community Members as an alternative livelihood.