Monrovia – As part of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Golden Veroleum (Liberia) Inc. (GVL) has embarked on a Livelihood Support Program for the MOU host communities in Sinoe and Grand Kru Counties.
The GVL Livelihood Support (GLS) program has been designed to provide support to develop economic resilience in communities, through projects to encourage farming and other economic activities in the company’s host communities.
The program aims to build the capacity and capability of communities to improve their agricultural practices for both income generation and food security sustainably. It will initially focus on existing farm crops like cassava, plantain and vegetables including pepper, eggplants and cucumber. GVL provides technical, advisory and some material supports to the selected communities in each MOU area and employees in each estate.
GVL is partnering with Non-Governmental Organizations, Community Sustainable Development Cooperative (CSDC) based in Sinoe County and the Grand Kru Women Association based in Grand Kru County to implement the GVL Livelihood Support Program. The partners provide technical, personnel and advisory support to the GLS program, through funding from GVL.
The first year of the program will focus on training of trainers and pilots in the selected communities and estates. The main funding is initially invested to purchase seedlings, farming tools and to support operations of the program.
GVL remains committed to improving the well-being of its employees and host communities in Southeastern Liberia through such programs and its operations.