highlights of operations
Our subsidiary Chevron Liberia Limited is exploring for energy resources in deepwater concessions off the coast of Liberia. Working with international and Liberian partners, we have drilled some of the first deepwater wells in Liberia in decades.
As part of our commitment to Liberia, we created the Chevron-Liberia Economic Development Initiative. Through this initiative, Chevron has invested in a variety of successful programs focused on health, education and enterprise development
In Liberia, Chevron works through our subsidiary Chevron Liberia Limited. In September 2010, the Liberian government granted Chevron approval to acquire interests in three deepwater blocks. Just a few months later, in 2011, Chevron opened an office in the capital, Monrovia.
Chevron is the operator of and has a 45 percent interest in Blocks LB-11, LB-12 and LB-14. The three blocks are between 12 and 110 miles (20 to 180 km) south of Monrovia and cover a combined area of about 819,000 net acres (3,314 sq km).
in the community
Chevron has been doing business in Africa for a century. Wherever we work on the continent, we seek to improve the quality of life by employing and training local workers and investing in communities. Chevron’s aim is to develop energy that will continue to support economic and social progress.
In 2010, the year Chevron began doing business in Liberia, we established the Chevron-Liberia Economic Development Initiative (C-LED).
In partnership with the Liberian government, donors, and national and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), C-LED has helped deliver sustainable economic benefits to women, children and youth through programs focused on health, education and enterprise development.
Since its inception, C-LED has executed 80 projects that have reached into each of Liberia’s 15 counties. These projects were made possible with the support of 59 national and international social development partners.
Some of the most significant successes are best expressed with numbers:
- More than 2.3 million beneficiaries—among them, pregnant women and children—have received access to improved health care through 34 programs sponsored by C-LED.
- The number of people who have gained access to clean water and improved sanitation and hygiene facilities has reached 651,000.
- More than 50 medical facilities have received support through the provision of supplies, drugs and equipment.
- An entrepreneur loan fund has helped 6,000 workers in the Liberia National Tailors, Textiles and Garment Allied Workers’ Union.
- Three mini agro-processing centers have been established in rural counties, supporting 750 woman-owned businesses.
- About 300 microloans have been issued, and six markets and warehouses have been upgraded.
- More than 2,300 women have received business skills training and technical support.
- Nearly 5,000 students have benefited from technical and vocational education and training programs.
- An advanced technical training and entrepreneurship fund is helping 75 participants.
Chevron has also helped make other projects possible, including the following:
- Kingdom Care Medical Center uses a mobile clinic to serve more than 5,000 rural residents.
- A prenatal and postnatal care program operated by Hope for Women benefits 100 underprivileged women.
- Map International distributes drugs and medical supplies for 675,000 patients across Liberia.
- Fund a Child’s Education—commonly known as FACE Africa—provides 5,000 Liberians with access to clean drinking water through its County by County initiative.
- At St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital, a neonatal intensive care unit and an oxygen generating system were supported.
- More than 300 U.S.-trained doctors went to Liberia through the HEARTT (Health Education and Relief Through Teaching) Foundation to provide basic health services.
- To keep medical equipment calibrated and working smoothly, Medisend trained medical technicians on the use of the country’s only mobile repair kit.
- As part of its contribution to Liberia’s post-Ebola recovery during 2015, Chevron helped fund the Center of Excellence for Infectious Disease Control at the John F. Kennedy Medical Center in Monrovia. The center serves as a resource for health care workers with outreach to Liberia’s 15 counties with a focus on clinical care, capacity building, research and advocacy.
- The upgrade of seven education institutes has benefited 55,000 people.
- A public and private partnership helped start a new model science and math school.
- The first CISCO-certified information technology testing center—a career development and information technology program—benefits more than 2,000 students.
- In Liberia, 150,000 people have benefited from C-LED’s enterprise development program.
- About 750 women have received training in customer care, basic bookkeeping, food safety and other business practices.
- The 75-acre New Generational Women farm teaches cultivation and sales skills to farmers.
- BRAC, an NGO, built and opened a poultry hatchery and feed mill.
- The new Liberia Marketplace was established to provide a place where locally produced products are displayed and sold to the public.
- A commercial farm for physically challenged individuals was expanded.
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