I wanted to share this resource with you because I think it may help you in further defining your project with the help of local community members. It contains multiple resources, trouble-shooting guides and different approaches that you could consider for identifying the type of project(s) that should be focused on in your community.
I would like to commend such a hard working local representative! Thanks Emmanuel for all the info. That's great that you managed to speak to the families that breed goats and to get valuable information.
I found this article about mushroom growing in Uganda.
"Uganda enjoys significant advantages in mushroom production due to the availability of a good environment and organic substrates such as saw dust and coffee husks...
“The mushroom business is an income-generating venture and more communities living around Mt. Elgon are becoming knowledgeable of its benefits,” says Martin Mwende, a teacher in Mbale. In Mbale a kilogramme costs sh3,000.
Mushrooms are delicate and sensitive to light, so they must be grown in humid enclosed rooms.
Greetings from the south Pacific Virginia,
Thanks for the warm welcome. I did read the business plan. And it already looks very good! I did put some notes and changes in the text. I did write in bleu, so that you can find what I did write. Hope it will be usefull for you.
Warm regards, Lotte
Thanks for your efforts you are putting in to Wakitaka!! Well the updated version of the business plan is attached. However, more adjustments are expected to go on as the Neighbors have commented under step1 that broilers are capital intensive and therefore we will either opt for goat rearing and native chickens. The idea is still under discussion and therefore you can check it under step1 for further details.
Otherwise this is our tentative business plan. Do not hesitate to make additions and subtractions about the business plan as the discussions go on under step1.
Howis Wakitaka and Jinja Town, I was in Jinja in 2006. From reading Jennifer's email I agree that discussions should be held as to what could be achieved in the village by the youth and what they want to undertake.
Below are some discussion points of projects that have been successful elsewhere and could act as starting points for discussion.
I will continue to source out other examples.
Hi Emmanuel and neighbours,
I did some research on the internet. And found some usefull links.
The first one is about goat farms. There are some tips on the website and maybe there is a possibility to join the give a goat project? Or approach a funding organisation? The Mukwano project is a Nabuur project so maybe we can get their help to develop the goat breeding business? http://www.belastingvrij.org/projecten/nabuur/Kakabada.htm
Don't think I can get actively involved, but a while ago I came across a guide on how to do a market assessment for the best training to provide at a vocational training centre. It is produced by the Women's Refugee Commission based on their research in northern Uganda.
I know its aimed at VCTs rather than individuals, but the information about assessing the market may be relevant to you too.
Market Assessment Toolkit for Vocational Training Providers and Youth
- Re: Find various examples of projects that can help the school dropouts and the unemployed youth in the village.
First I welcome you to Wakitaka!I am sorry for taking too long to communicate. Thanks so much for your suggestions. Below are some of the responses to the questions that you posed. I hope they will work for you.
1. Are the youth skilled in agriculture, how much and in which areas? Did they have any trainings or have been taught by their parents or something similar?