Sun Dried Fruit & Natural Fruit Juice Project. Advise on fruit processing/packaging, cane sugar processing and start-up funding

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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. Most of the fruits also can be processed into juice and sweetened using either other fruit sugar or raw cane sugar from chewing sugar cane. We would like to get volunteers who know have knowledge about the raw cane sugar extracting machines common in Hawaii and the Philippines.

stdClass Object ( [nid] => 325119 [vid] => 330252 [type] => task_discussion [status] => 1 [created] => 1322252860 [changed] => 1322252860 [comment] => 0 [promote] => 1 [sticky] => 0 [revision_timestamp] => 1322252860 [title] => ideas [body] => 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  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] 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] [teaser] => 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 [log] => [format] => 1 [uid] => 5266 [name] => minifarms [picture] => [data] => a:6:{s:16:"nodecomment_sort";s:1:"1";s:16:"privatemsg_allow";i:1;s:28:"privatemsg_setmessage_notify";i:0;s:8:"og_email";s:1:"2";s:17:"messaging_default";s:4:"mail";s:7:"contact";i:0;} [path] => village/isalo/project/task/discussion/ideas [field_embedded_video] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [embed] => [value] => [provider] => [data] => Array ( ) ) ) [field_external_link] => Array ( [0] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) [1] => Array ( [url] => [title] => [attributes] => N; ) ) [comment_type] => task_discussion [og_groups] => Array ( [0] => 248886 ) [og_groups_both] => Array ( [248886] => Isalo ) [og_public] => 1 [tags] => [nodewords] => Array ( ) [trid] => 0 [language] => en [i18n_status] => 0 [taxonomy] => Array ( ) [translation] => Array ( ) [cid] => 325119 [pid] => 0 [hostname] => [thread] => 01/ [mail] => [homepage] => [comment_target_nid] => 321961 [depth] => 0 )

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

 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]

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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Are you familiar with Technoserve - Uganda?
http://www.technoserve.org/work-impact/locations/uganda.html

1st Floor
IDC Building [Opp. Nakasero Primary School]
12 Ternan Avenue
Nakasero
P.O. Box 25690
Kampala, Uganda
Tel: 256-414-234-843
Fax: 256-414-234-844
ekibugu@tns.org
_________________________________________________

Technoserve is working with farmers in Uganda in the area of your interest.
This agency has very wealthy supporters.

Also, if you can receive video, check out this idea!
http://youtu.be/b71AGXNOQRI

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