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Need: Poultry project for Rural women in uganda

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The goal of this project is to improve the welfare of women and families in Uganda through commercial income generating enterprises. The target is to set up a demonstration farm where house wives can gain skills in farming and small scale business. This demonstration farm will teach the women how to carry out poultry farming and relating this to business to sustain their families. The project will also provide the women with a small starting capital to rear 30 laying birds at their homes. The women will report to the demonstration farm every week for technical assistance and for further training. With the poultry project, the women will be getting feeds from the demonstration farm every week. Every woman will have an account for the feeds taken. When the birds start laying, the women will be required to give two trays to the farm per hen and these eggs will be sold to buy feeds for the farmers. The off laying hens will be sold and the women will be getting half the price as the centre. This will be helping in getting more birds for the women hence expanding the project.
Upon starting this program, women will be encouraged to attend other educational programs about other causes like fighting poverty, illiteracy and AIDS. Women emancipation will be encouraged more at the demonstration farms. We have drawn up a good program to teach these women how to read and write. This will help us to sensitize them more about their role as mothers and know about their rights. These women will have to speak up in the communities. We hope to expand so that every woman is involved in this in Uganda.

The strategies of the project include theFollowing:
•Improve the economic condition of the rural women in uganda.
•Train the women in income generative activities in order to generate enough money to support their families.
•To set up a women demonstration center where women will meet to train and get knowledge on the project.

REQUIREMENTS
-Construction of the housing
-Purchase 10,000 old layer chicks-
-Purchase of feeds
-Purchase of drugs
-purchase of vaccines
-Feed troughs
-Water troughs
-Nest boxes
-Charcoal stoves
-Footbaths
-Gumboots
-Labour
- Training materials

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Genice Jacobs's picture

great idea

Interesting project. How do you play to raise the initial funds to get it going? Is the project affiliated with an NGO or other organization.

Genice

Genice Jacobs
Profluence

Genice Jacobs's picture

funding

Have you considered Globalgiving.org as a possible avenue for funding? They are a partner with pulsewire and perhaps Jensine Larson, Pulsewire's founder and CEO could help you to connect with the people at Globalgiving.org.

Just a thought.

Genice Jacobs

Genice Jacobs
Profluence

Here are some links re: solar energy projects in Uganda. I just sent these to Tony. Thought you should have them too. I am working with Tony to scope out the project and decide on a plan to move forward. Please let me know your thoughts on the project and what you see that is needed. Would you like to participate in developing the plan?

www.usaid.gov/our_work/economic_growth_and_trade/energy/publications/suc...

http://www.greenjoyment.com/sharing-solar-light-in-dark-homes-uganda.html

www.solux.org/DOCS/Solar%20report-comp%20_3_%20ohne%20Bild.pdf

http://energy.sourceguides.com/businesses/byGeo/byC/Uganda/Uganda.shtml

Thanks,
Genice

Genice Jacobs
Profluence

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