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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.
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.