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.
A generous donor has given her childhood collection of pigs, made from everything from glass to porcelain, to the Kasiisi Porridge Project. They have added great charm and interest to our recent craft sales and more than half these vintage pig figurines have already found new homes.Continue Reading... No Comments.
As well as greens grown on the farm, our hens receive feed carefully mixed and measured by farmers Abel and Sedrak.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Hanne Haugen, an employee of London advertising agency Wieden and Kennedy, has generated a business and communications strategy to help the Kasiisi Project market our income generating programs, including the School Farm, and increase awareness of the work we do, both locally and internationally.Continue Reading... No Comments.
UK-based Abby Payne from AfID (Accountants for International Development) has been working this autumn with our project accountant, Amanyire James, pictured here in the project office. As a professional accounting volunteer, she has been helping James to put all our accounts onto Quickbooks.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Three of our sows have produced 26 healthy piglets between them in the last couple of weeks. The new piggery funded by Scott Bader has made this possible. A great Christmas present for our project!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thanks to funds granted by the Peter Stebbings Memorial Trust, the building of onsite accommodation is well under way. With two spacious dormitories, a kitchen, bathroom and a veranda, there will be space for at least 8 working volunteers / student interns. This will make it much easier and more pleasant for those working temporarily […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our three Christmas sales in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire, (in Buckden High St, St Mary’s Church Ashwell and Sutton Church), brought us a total of £552. Thank you to all those who supported our efforts.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Year 11 students at Cambridge International School showed great selling expertise at their lunchtime Christmas Fair on 1st Dec. Their enthusiasm and commitment were handsomely rewarded – they sold £126 worth of Ugandan crafts, and we are very grateful to them and the buyers.Continue Reading... No Comments.
On 11 January 2013 we announced that SCIMP (a multi-church project in Stevenage, Herts, UK) had chosen the KPP as its charity of the year. With the £5000 that their generous congregations raised, we have built a new 4-room chicken house on the Kasiisi School Farm. On Sat. and Sun. 21/22 Sept, no fewer than 7 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
£435 was taken at our stall which was part of the Sutton Flower Show in Bedfordshire, UK, on 21 and 22 September. Moet donated a magnum of champagne which boosted the number of raffle tickets sold. Our thanks go to them, and to all who supported the weekend efforts.Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thorne’s Poultry Centre, in Hertfordshire, UK (http://www.thornespoultrycentre.co.uk/) has raised £79.23 for the Kasiisi Chicken Appeal by encouraging their customers to put their spare change in to a charity box. A big thank you to Karl Laming, who runs the Centre, and who has replaced his full box with another empty one. By Christmas there should be […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Our second group of agriculture student interns Alex, Ezra and Amuza worked on many different aspects of the farm this summer, including mixing chicken feed, as pictured here. Soon we hope to be able to offer accommodation on the farm itself for such groups.Continue Reading... No Comments.
To help make sure that the porridge project will be able to pay for itself in the future, we are planning to seek investment for an ecocampsite near the pretty river which runs along the farm boundary. This is the site that has been identified. We are beginning to clear it now to facilitate the overall design […]Continue Reading... No Comments.