The new chicken house funded by the Stevenage Churches group, SCIMP, now has guttering and large new water tanks in time for the arrival of a new batch of chickens.Continue Reading... No Comments.
International Law Firm Vinson & Elkins LLP have ended their 18 month sponsorship of the Kasiisi Porridge Project with a donation of £562, bringing their overall contribution to £4,700. We are deeply grateful for their support and look forward to using their most recent funds on the children’s porridge. The farm is doing well, but it will […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom and veranda are built. Now all we need is shelving, cupboards, beds and tables. And volunteers of course. We hope to welcome our first ones of 2014 in a few months.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to the Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity, with a generous top up from the Marr-Munning Trust, a new onsite 8-person house for volunteers and student interns is nearing completion. Here, one of our recent visitors, Stephen Barnard is being shown the well constructed veranda by the farm workers.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Professor Jane Maxim and husband Stephen Barnard, (and their colleague Professor Moira Yip), seen here before their January trip to Uganda, were very impressed with both the school and the farm. We are delighted that they decided to make a visit, in which Abel, Francis, Esther and Debi spared time to give them an enthusiastic and informative welcome.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our sows have all produced large litters recently, and once big enough, the piglets are sold on locally. These photos show the two piggeries now in action, the clean conditions and good husbandry practised by our farmer, Abel, and his workers.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Debi Hoege started as the new Field Director for the Kasiisi Project in February 2014. Debi is a graduate of Boston University and has worked in Fort Portal for the past 18 months as the project director of a safe water programme under the umbrella of Notre Dame University, Indiana. Debi joins Ugandan Director Elect Dr […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With a luxurious carpet of coffee husks and charcoal heaters to help our newcomers survive and thrive, the new chicks take up residence in our second chicken house, financed last year by SCIMP – the Stevenage Churches Interdenominational Project. Within a few months they should join our current hens in laying up to £50 worth of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Marr-Munning Trust has pledged another generous grant, to be spread over 2014 and 2015. This time their funds are destined to help with the provision of porridge itself. The £2000 for each of the two years will be of enormous help while the farm is developing and becoming more financially independent. Marr-Munning have supported us for a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Part of the biodigester system constructed for the farm by cadets from West Point Military Academy in the summer of 2013. The gas produced will be used for cooking in the volunteer house kitchen, once it is complete.Continue Reading... No Comments.