MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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The piglets have all now been bought and the pig house almost finished. In a few months we are to have 70-80 piglets which will also mature soon. We need to find ways of disposing waste and the only healthy and enviromental way is biogas production. The biogas will be used for lighting and cooking pig food.
We have contacted Heifer international Uganda, and they have quoted us as follows.
The 12cubic metre biogas plant 2.4 ugs million ($1227.64)
Cost of a Double plate burner is 85,000 ($43.48)
Cost of lamp is 110,000 ($56.27)
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.
We need advice on local pig feeds, forage so any ideas are welcome so that we can supplement the maize bran and eventually reduce costs on feed.
This project has just started and we aim to have it up and running in January 2010. we have 5 youths who have already signed up for this project and need your help to make it happen.
We have raised so far the money for the local piglets but have no accomodation and would like to build something permanent to ensure continuity of the project.
Your assistance financial or otherwise will be highly appreciated.
This is a space for providing general updates on the progress the village makes and discussion about issues that are not adressed in other tasks. You will also find here the initial discussion about the background of the project and first ideas of action. You are most welcome to introduce here new ideas for Kohat village.
I'm pleased to inform you that our village Kohat, has got it's (Fatima Jinnah Educational Complex) website completed but a bit changed from the earlier one.
Your cautious look can guide us in the best way. Please read it vigilantly & let us know about your kind comments.
Thank you Virginia (Ginger) for donating $100 towards our village borehole project. In total we have raised £50 and $100 only of £300GBP initially sought.
Since we were not able to raise enough money to have the borehole drilled in time for the Aquaponics project, we have decided to put the money towards a borehole drilling kit that will not only help one village but others in future.
The borehole drilling kit we are interested in costs $879 from the website below.
We need ideas of how to adapt aquaponics to a rural setting. We know that in the far east, bamboo is used as grow beds but have no idea how. We need to find a way to pump water through growbeds without using expensive pumps. We are interested on how gravity can be used in such circumstances.
We need information on how bicycle pumps can be made and cheap float values and any contributions will be highly appreciated.
We know it has been done in Asia but how?