In our village the most important issue is: Poor Waste Management Practices

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My name is Joseph Makwakwa and the name of our village is Njeleza. Our village is located 25 km from the trading centre where we have the nearest health centre. The nearest district hospital is about 50 km. As a result expectant mothers do not go to antenatal clinics. Most of the women give birth within the village with poor health environment and mostly, without a nurse or midwife. Even when they give birth, most of the few lucky children are not taken to under five clinics. Because of this, we have very high motality rate in our village and even the surrounding areas. The high motality rate and deaths of expectant mothers is attributed to lack of Underfive clinics and antenatal centre, it is therefore an important issue in our area.

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Joseph Makwakwa

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Hi Joseph,

Welcome to Bweyogerere Village. You describe a community which is far placed fronm services of a formal health system. In this case they need two programs:

(i) A community based safe motherhood program to ensure pregenant women recieve basic services and benefit from timely referral services and;
(ii) A Home Based care program which targets underfive children to ensure they recieve early treatment within 24 hours

You have however not prescribed what you intend to do to address he situation and the country where your village is located.

--
Walude

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GARDENS/MINI-FARMS NETWORK
Workshops: USA - TX, MS, FL, CA, AR, NM, WA; México, Rep. Dominicana, Cote d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Haití, England, Nicaragua, India, Uzbekistan, South Africa
minifarms@gmail.com

Workshops in organic, no-till, permanent-bed gardening, mini-farming, livestock mini-farming,
using drip or bucket drip irrigation, worldwide, in English & Español

Self-Supported Schools

Schools: They should be established everywhere and self-sustaining. Education is the solution to poverty. Gardening should be taught in grades 1-12. The benefits are proven. Train students in various skills.

teachamantofish.org.uk “Our organization helps kids from poor families across Africa, Asia and South America to get quality education. We work with schools to create new sources of income. Students get ‘hands-on’ involve-ment and learn practical skills and entrepreneurship”. teachamantofish.org.uk/school-box No tractor or farm machinery needed.

 The Learning Farm, Indonesia. thelearningfarm.com
 S. F. Agriculture School, fundacionparaguaya.org.py/index.php?id=lo-que-hacemos. [English]
 eldeber.com.bo/extra/2008-01-27/nota.php?id=080128000444 Colonia Pirai high school, Bolivia
http://schoolatblairgrocery.blogspot.com [USA]
 auronepal.net [India]
http://arapalgoatfarm.shutterfly.com [helps families, self-supporting students/evangelists]
 peas.org.uk/
 educationrevolution.org
 School Project - financially self-sustaining. Ron Stiff ron@montebelloacademy.org
 cd3wd.com [available on 5 DVDs. Free to developing countries] Do-it-yourself plans for doing just about anything are here.

Micro-credit - farmsinterenational.com/farms-sept11nl-what_is_wrong_with_microcredit.pdf

High Schools: They should be established and then self-sustaining. Students work but take longer to graduate.

Suggestions for profit-making:

]
1. gardening, mini-farming
2. farm value-added products
3. livestock mini-farming
4. farmer’s market
5. retail store/market stall [school products]
6. Pedal/hand thresher
7. Pedal/hand pump
8. bucket drip irrigation kits
9. DVD/book selling
10. Welding shop
11. carpenter shop
12. Computers on 12 v.
13. Computer time rental
14. Cell phone time rental
15. composting business
16. Vermicomposting
17. composting toilets
18. sewing
19. clothes washer/hand
20. pot-in-pot food coolers
21. papyrus sanitary napkins
22. soil/cement brick
23. soil/cement roof tiles
24. fish production
25. arts and crafts
26. recycling business
27. darfurstoves.org
28. solar water heaters
29. solar food driers
30. solar battery chargers
31. solar cookers
32. solar heating
33. solar water purifier
34. solar lighting [schools, homes]
35. sandals from old tires
36. Pedal/hand grinder
37. Maize tortilla making
38. bicycle mechanic
39. bicycle trailer making
40. bicycle delivery service
41. B sales trailer: food, drinks, farm products, etc.
42. BT cargo carrier
43. BT delivery service
44. BT taxis [2 or 4 adults]

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