Healing Focus Sustainability Project
The objective of this dairy production and management project is to establish a sustainable source of income that can support Healing Children's School and Vocational Centre so that there is reduction or no financial dependence on donors. In addition to being a self-sustainable income generating enterprise, the project will create a source of milk for supplementing children's diet, generate biogas for cooking and lighting at the school, and will create a demo site for the school and the community. The Schools current income entirely depends on grants from donors which is not enough to sustain the financial needs of the institutions. In addition, the school lacks a steady and reliable source of protein rich food to supplement children in their diet. Therefore, there is a need to create a sustainable source of income and protein rich food to the institutions.
The investment in the project has been estimated at an initial cost of UGX 46,668,780 ($16,800 CDN) of which UGX 31,872,000 ($11,460 CDN) is the initial capital investment and UGX 14,796,780 ($5,340 CDN) are the recurrent costs needed for the first 1 year to break even. This enterprise has been projected to break even in the second year of operation and thereafter generate a net income of not less than UGX 30,253,220 per year.
Zero-Grazing Cow Project
A group of 25 women have come together in a women’s cooperative and are working to change their lives and support their children. Together they have constructed a shelter for cattle which has cost them 2 million Ugandan Shillings (USH), the equivalent of $475 CDN, and they are requesting support from ACP to help them purchase three cows, a water tank and food to kickstart a cow based cooperative.
In addition to the cows, former staff of ACP identified the need for the provision of agricultural training to ensure success of this project and an expansion of knowledge across the community. This training would sensitize on how to keep livestock, prevent disease and identify sickness and how to treat. It would also involve sharing new methods of farming and how to control pests. The goal of the training is that there will be a capacity to strengthen production and have well cared for livestock. Siima Loyce, the former country director, would support the implementation of the project. The costs of the project is $4,200.