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Sun Dried Fruit & Natural Fruit Juice Project. Advise on fruit processing/packaging, cane sugar processing and start-up funding
We have a group of 30 girls that have been training in business skills. They would like to package sun dried fruits and natural fruit juice. The needed equipment and initial input is $3000. We need volunteers to help us raise funds for this project. We would also like to get volunteers with expertise in processing and packaging of sun-dried fruits. Uganda has a wide variety of fruits which come seasonally and become excess, leading to waste of those that cannot be consumed immediately. Most of these varieties can be dried and used later.
From time to time we will be posting documents that need attention (editing spelling, grammar, etc). Please help us edit these documents and then re-attach the edited versions to this post.
As you will read in the task "help fundraise $12,400 for shipment of books" we are now looking to share this cost with other schools or organizations in Burundi who might also want some of these books. We are now asking you to help us search for other schools or organizations in Burundi who share our goals and desires. This way, more than one village can benefit from the container of books that will one day arrive in Burundi, and we at Buterere can also lower our costs.
We will need contact information for them so we can submit our proposal to them.
38 children of Hope Alive Uganda have now received a goat in our goats project. The project is running well and several goats have given birth. In April/May 2010 the first offspring will be handed to other orphans.
Updates on the goat project and information about breeding goats can be posted here.
Some neighbours have brought up the idea to try to establish a partnership with a safari tour provider to the Nile source to give tourists an incentive to donate a bednet for the village. The idea is to use the relatively new idea of a social enterprise, that is to say an enterprise that does reinvest its profit in social projects. Safari providers might have an interest in showing a "better" image by offering the possibility to do something "good" to their guests.
Whilst we continue to provide Joseph and HREASEDC with information, contacts, and links to organisations who can help with setting up a home-based medical care program, we would like to explore the possibilities of setting up a home-stay tourism business to generate income for the medical program.
Home-stay is an accommodation option where tourists pay a small amount of money and stay with local people to experience their culture and way of life.
re:we kiserian village make the request of learning materials for our school because we have already opened on Monday and we don't have learning materials for our children s,also we want to let a big space so that we can have more classes because we have also primary school children s who go to other school and we pay school fees for them ,if we get that space we can take all the children s and put them together but different classes ,it can be easy because nobody can ask for fees our job will be to pay the teachers and the rent ,what we require first is a good and a big space to build the sc