Posts about Economy/Business
At the start of 2010, Hope Alive Uganda started a crafts project for women. A group of women are partcipating in this projects, making necklaces and bags and selling them. A market has been created in the Netherlands: a fair trade shop is selling the necklaces, several museums in the Netherlands are supporting the women and we would like to expand the market for these women even more.
In this task, similar projects can share their ideas and experiences.
More about this task can be found on our website: http://www.hopealiveuganda.org
Hope Alive Uganda is setting up a tailoring project to empower women. We expect to start the project at the end of April/beginning of May. 10 women will start working in this project. These women will make schooluniforms, clothes, reusable pads etc. and repair clothes. A training program is part of this tailoring project.
In this task, similar projects can share their ideas and experiences and updates.
More information on this project can be found on our website: http://www.hopealiveuganda.org
Help RCMI secure SCHOLASTIC MATERIALS/SCHOOL SUPPLIES (such as books, pens, art materials, bags, uniforms, shoes, etc.) for the 200 children whom RCMI sends to different schools. This is part of our resource mobilization activities of the Jinja East neighbors at Nabuur. Without school uniforms or other needed supplies, many children simply do not report to school - RCMI wants to change that.
God bless as you think about ways that we can address this need in a sustainable way. Please share your ideas and potential resources here.
The women in Isalo have received a wood/charcoal oven. They need some one to teach them to make bread and cakes, doughnuts and other types of bread so they can sell and earn income locally.
The youth group association formed in one commune of Moung Russey is waiting for the supporter to help them in building training center and support trainer for one course of three months period on food cooking to initiative group business and share their benefit to help to other groups.
Jinja East has quite a big population of children who need urgent help. Child sponsorship is one way for us to obtain the financial support necessary to help them. These children range in age from 2-25 years old. Many are living with HIV/AIDS or have lost their parents to the same. Others are migrants from northern Uganda whose mothers were displaced by the 22-year war of the LRA leaving their fathers either in the hands of the LRA, or worse, dead. For those in this situation, often both mother's and children need our help. Many of these children live on the streets.
To help us decide upon activities to start in Kawempe, we would like to find out what Income Generating Activities are working in other communities. We are considering poultry farming and starting a brass band, but are interested in hearing other ideas from our Neighbours.
The members of Revelation Children’s Ministries International come from every tribe in Eastern and Northern Uganda. They are Christian and Muslim, young and old, educated and illiterate. The one thing they have in common is that they have suffered from extreme poverty due to wars and other related calamities. They have great resilience, strength and determination with hard work and have hope living with dignity and determination.
Fatima Jinnah Educational Complex just started its programme of teaching English, computer classes and soon sewing and design classes. The centre relies at the moment on private funds of the teachers and needs ideas for sutainable funding in the future.
Selling clothes from the sewing classes seems to be a viable idea for now. Having a cyber cafe using the computers is not possible since the centre risks to be attacked by terrorists in the city because it educates women.
Any other ideas and ideas how to put selling clothes into practice are very welcome.
There are already teams forming to develop resources for local communities, to shape the way other platforms like Facebook and Twitter can be engaged to increase the effectiveness, to encourage peer-to-peer engagement, and to deal with certain topics occurring in multiple villages, amongst other things.
Do you have ideas or suggestions on any of these topics? Please join the group!
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