project room - a room for updates and new ideas

Status: In progress

Please post your ideas/advice here that you have for the project, if there is not a task for it already. The project has started very recently and is looking for further ideas of income generation and training.

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On Sunday 9th May, 2010, Wakitaka Youth Development Group held an eye camp in the village in partnership with Hope Alive Uganda. Over 300 people where checked for eye defects and correct glasses issued to them after a thorough check up by the eye specialist. The members of the community were very excited and hailed the youth group for the commendable work they are doing in the community.

Below are some of the photos taken.

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Hi All,

Today the 13th May, 2010, the youth and the community are having a business training organized by Wakitaka Youth Development Group. The community is being trained in making juice, candle wax, liquid soap, and Vaseline through locally available material. Over 60 people are attending the training. I will be updating you of the outcomes from the training perhaps with some photos.

Regards,
Emmanuel Menya

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Below are some of the beneficiaries of the eye camp.

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Below are some of the beneficiaries of the eye camp conducted on 9th May, 2010.

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Dear all,

As you might have seen I have done a couple of changes of the tasks in order to keep the discussion more transparent and easier to follow for new neighbours. It is a pity to interrupt the comments in the already existing tasks, but as I could understand, one cannot transfer them to the new tasks. Or is there any possibility? Maybe we can do some resumee for each task about what has already been said. (any volunteers?) Could also everybody make sure that the resources he/she posted are marked as resources for not to lose them?

I talked again to Emmanuel today and here is a short recapitulation of what he said:

First of all, there are very good news for the village. Wakitaka received a donation of 1000 USD from one friend from the Netherlands to get the project started (he wants to remain anonymous). This is great news, and Emmanuel and I agreed that the priority should now be to assess where the money should go and which projects the village should pursue.

Therefore the assessment of the projects as well as the finalisation of a financial planning should be a priority. Emmanuel said that it was not easy for him to make projections and to asses how much profit each project could bring and when. Maybe we could help him to set-up a financial budget. Emmanuel will give the costs of purchase as well as the current market price for the goods. We then would have to calculate which profit might be anticipated and compare the different projects.

So far the youths decided to start with:
- 6 doing poultry (broilers): they have gone a step to spray the room, buy drinkers, feeders, book the feeds, book the chicks (250 at a price of 1200Ush each). But Emmanuel said that he would suggest them to wait until the different projects are evaluated and compared.
- 6 doing goat rearing: they want to buy 6 female native goats and in-breed them with the exotic goats of villagers.
- 7 doing piggery
- 6 doing vegetables with the bucket drip system

I also ask for the book-keeping: The treasurer is a women who has some experience in book-keeping.

So far. I would be glad if you have any comment or suggestion for the new division of tasks. Maybe we could also start to assemble the most useful resources for each project under General Tasks to make it easier to find them.

Talk to you soon,

warm regards,
Maria

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Hi Maria,

I am sorry if I didn’t communicate effectively! I only said that a great deal had been done including the financial plan and the different projections. It is the reason as to why a donation of such an amount was given to the youths. After coming up with a clear financial plan, the funds have been donated to the group. The only task at hand is to get the projects started.

Find attached the financial plan for the poultry project. The second document compares the use of electricity with another option to ensure maximum savings.

Regards,
Emmanuel Menya

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Hi Maria,

Also find attached the document comparing electricity with another option to maximise profits.

Regards,
Emmanuel Menya

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Hi Emmanuel,

thank you for the information. I did not know that you had already done the chicken profit calculation. This looks great. I just got two questions looking at both budgets:
In the electricity other option comparing you have a final sum of 95,000 USHs, but in the poultry budget you put 100000*2. Is there a reason for the 5,000 USHs more?
And in general I was asking myself, if the chicken project costs already 641.5385 USD to start with, and we also have to calculate that during the first three phases they do not have enough money to buy all the stuff, and need some extra money to invest, before getting it back through the sales.
So, there will be very little money left to start any other activity.

What do you think?

best,
Maria

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Hi Maria,

Well 100,000*2 meant that since the birds would be kept for two months before being sold to the market, each months would require an electricity bill of 100,000UShs implying that in total we would incur 200,000UShs. However, the Neighbors advised us to avoid electricity because it was expensive so I made a comparison between using electricity and the other option of using charcoal and lamps and realized that we would make a considerable saving. In the first month, we would incur about 95,000UShs since it would involve fixed costs like lamps, charcoal stoves etc. However, as we continue with the project, more savings would be realised and would incur less than 95,000Ushs since we will not have to incur the fixed costs.

641USD will start poultry and ofcourse the project is expected to grow. It is not that for each phase that the project proceeds we will need another income to start again. We expect the project to be self sustaining thereafter.

About the other projects, we are hoping to buy six goats, 1pig, and start bucket drip irrigation. The goats will not cost us much and the pig.

Regards,
Emmanuel

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Hi Emmanuel,

Sorry to hear you were sick recently - hope you're doing fine now?

Chicken
Are you sure that charcoal and paraffin would be good for the chicken? Don't you think it might be bad (or even dangerous) for the animals? Don't they produce bad smell or something?
Ken, what is your advice?
Maybe I'm not quite acquainted with all that so I'm saying nonsenses :o) sorry. It just seems to me that it might make problems...

Plan
Also, I have to repeat again that I believe the guys themselves should think of all the possibilities, make plans and estimate costs and profits - our(and your) job is to help them with that, not to do that for them. That's the only way for them to get skills for the future.

Let us know how they decided to organize and divide profits and repay money.
Please don't forget to leave aside some money in the case of unexpected costs.

Also, they had they own 60USD or so. Are they investing that too?

Pigs
Do you plan to buy local pig or improved breed?

Many questions I know :o)
Looking forward to moving forward :o)))

Take care,
Sonja

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Dear all,

Today I went through all the past conversations and comments and tagged all important information and material as resources. So, when the youths will start their project we might close task 1. You then can still find the most important information under resources and the whole conversation under finished tasks as Mary explained.

Emmanuel proposed to talk tomorrow (Saturday) on scype. Does anybody want to join us? We haven´t set a time yet, but I suppose in the evening would be the easiest for everybody. It would be great to get some of you better to know. I give you follow-up on the time tomorrow.

take care,
Maria

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Hi again,

we´ll try at 8pm (Uganda time). Does this work for you?

Hope to see you this night,
Maria

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Hi Maria and everyone,

I'd like to join, but will not be at home from 7:30 Ugandan time. It would be great if we could chat a bit earlier. Would it be possible for the others?

Sonja

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Hi Sonja and everyone,

Emmanuel will try to be online at 7pm (Uganda time). Is this alright?

Maria

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Ok, I'll be there 7pm. Which topics exactly are we going to discuss?

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