The Japplante Group is made up of eight women who have been funded for a micro loan of $1,00. What they do is reflected in their name which means, "We lift each other up". With the loan they received, these extraordinary women established the hen house project and began with 200 baby chickens. Their first cycle ended during Ramadan when they sold chickens to the community. They were also given a deep freezer to use to provide finances. This freezer was purchased from the Citi Radio School and was originally purchased to use in their hen house. Due to their inability to receive electricity in the hen house, the freezer had not been used. Since the start of this Hen House Project, the have had 12 cycles of raising chickens and are now starting to raise egg laying chickens.
The Jappalente Group met in a visioning session to discuss plans for a Skills Center. They came up with many ideas of how they would like their center look and the functioning possibilities. President, Ann Dillard, also shared with them outlines from the students at Citi Radio School which was designed very similarly to what they envisioned. The center will include an early childhood program, areas to produce their crafts as well as other items for their business. There will also be a multi- purpose room, which will be rented out for functions, similarly to a banquet hall. There will be a store, for point of sale. The mayor has donated a plot of land for the building of this Skill/Community Center. They are now in the process of getting the blueprints drawn up and estimated from three builders. The next step will be to conduct a fundraising campaign for the building of this Skill/Community Center, where they will continue to flourish as they demonstrate the mission of Project Safety Nets: "Creating and providing resources that offer a sustainable support system for citizens of developing communities, through education, health, and economic development".