Dear friends and supporters,
We are pleased to present our 2009 Annual Report. In the spirit of transparency and accountability, we have created this in-depth update which includes program details, financial information and a 2010 outlook for The Niapele Project
Our supporters play an integral role in the success of Niapele's work, and we want to keep you posted on the progress of our mission in Liberia and the scope of our work in the field. We hope you will find this report useful and informative.
In a little more than a year in Liberia, Niapele has worked to strengthen its presence in this post-conflict country and our efforts have been bearing fruit.
Moving operations from Ghana to Liberia was no easy feat for a small organization such as ours, and we were faced with tough decisions regarding some of the partnerships we originally forged at the Buduburam refugee settlement in Ghana.
In spite of these challenges, however, Niapele has been able to continue working with some of our former refugee partners from Ghana and has launched new and exciting partnerships in Liberia.
As you will read in the annual report, we currently have three active partnerships in Liberia, as well as a new one based in the U.S.:
- Malaya: a partnership with a rural women's group whose mission is to provide increased economic and educational opportunities to their families and community through farming.
- NewLiberian: Niapele became NewLiberian's fiscal sponsor in 2009, allowing the grassroots news organization to expand its reach.
If 2009 was a year of accomplishments, 2010 will see us consolidate and build upon this solid foundation. We look forward to sharing our progress with you as we continue to support community-based development in Liberia.
Niapele's success is your success. On behalf of all of us at The Niapele Project, our partners and our beneficiaries, thank you for your continued support and generosity.
As usual, we welcome your comments, questions and feedback. Feel free to email us.
The Niapele Project team