Un grand tracteur pour un petit village!
<p><iframe src="//cdn.embedly.com/widgets/media.html?src=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2F4uTV3xwidiQ%3Fwmode%3Dopaque%26feature%3Doembed&wmode=opaque&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D4uTV3xwidiQ&image=https%3A%2F%2Fi.ytimg.com%2Fvi%2F4uTV3xwidiQ%2Fhqdefault.jpg&key=cb39d84f05d8439bbe96012f078e02b0&type=text%2Fhtml&schema=youtube" allowfullscreen="" width="540" height="304" frameborder="0"></iframe></p><p> </p><p><u><strong>The village:</strong></u> Linkering is a 3000 people village which, like many other small Sub-Saharan communities, suffers from a problem of food scarcity: on the one hand it is <strong><em>forced to an imports-based economy</em></strong>; on the other it is threatened by phenomenons of land grabbing on the part of multinational companies and foreign financial institutions.</p><p>Due to the absence of means of production sufficient to satisfy the internal food needs, inhabitants are living in debt.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Vill0-1496497759" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/430376/vill0-1496497759.jpg"></p><p>The semi-subsistence agricultural production is aggravated by the presence of <strong><em>endemic malaria and an arid climate</em></strong>, which impose a heavy burden on local farmers and animals. The chance of leaving the village in search of better life conditions is reserved only to the few who can afford it.</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Extr0-1496496003" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/430370/extr0-1496496003.jpg"></p><p><u><strong>The project:</strong></u> After spending 20 years working in Europe, an emigrant decided to go back home bringing some farm equipment and water pumps. To fully operate, <em><strong>these tools need a tractor.</strong></em></p><p>This innovation would optimize corn, wheat, millet, sorghum, peanut and manioc plantations’ productivity, to the benefit of Linkering’s internal economy. </p><p> </p><p><img alt="Trattttt0-1496498848" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/430385/trattttt0-1496498848.jpg"></p>
<p><u><strong>The money collected will cover the shipping costs to carry the tractor from Bergamo to Linkering</strong></u></p><p> </p><p><img alt="Viaggio-1496498646" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/430382/viaggio-1496498646.png"></p><p> </p><p><strong>€ 300</strong>: transportation and loading of the tractor on a cargo container</p><p><strong>€ 1200</strong>: naval shipment of the tractor from Bergamo to Dakar’s harbour</p><p><strong>€ 500</strong>: carriage of the tractor from Dakar to Linkering</p><p><u>In the event that the goal was exceeded, the extra money will be used for the purchase of two new back wheels (€ 400 each)</u></p><p> </p><p><strong>The collection will be credited to the account of Bruno Rocchi who will pay the expedition fee for the tractor.</strong></p>