Farming / Live Stock for Sustainability
It is our objective as a ministry to multiply donor funds. Rather than propping up programs with a direct-aid approach, we're working to empower our local stake holders through the development of small business enterprises. We grow different crops like; maize, beans, passion fruits, sweet potatoes, water melon, tomatoes, onions, green paper, cassava, banana (matooke) etc. We also rear pigs and rear chicken.
CMI-Uganda also came up with a program of equipping Women with self-sustainable skills. Our trainings include; Tailoring and fashion designing; learning how to make dresses, uniform making, sweater making, overall making, pillow case making, bed sheets making, Craft making; learning how to make hand bags, necklaces, craft shoes among others.
Challenges / future prospectus
- We are operating on a small scale and we need to acquire more land for large scale farming and rearing of animals and birds. The land of 50 acres can be purchased at $15,000 and we are seeking a support of this cause.
- To date, we are using hands with manual hoes which limit us to only small scale farming. Therefore, a tractor is much more needed to boost our farming programs and it can be acquired at a cost of $35,000.
- A heavy duty tipping truck which if acquired will save us a lot of money that we always spend when hiring such trucks to help in the construction work at site. This truck will be a source of income to the ministry as it will always be hired for outside jobs. The cost for this truck is approximately $30,000.
- Great need to get in touch with agricultural experts who can visit our ministry site for agriculture trainings and advise.
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