U.S. Nonprofit Hosts Uganda Project Coordinator Our Ugandan project coordinator, David Ocitti, recently returned to Uganda after spending three weeks in the United States for his first visit ever. Our U.S. nonprofit, Outreach Uganda, was very excited to host him here in Colorado for twelve days before he left for California to attend a week long […]
Archive for Category: "Agriculture Projects"
In late May, our five Agwata women’s group clusters were each actively working on opening and plowing more land where they intend to plant peas and maize. Most of the oxen that were donated to them in early 2012, have grown into mature trained oxen teams. This has enabled each cluster to open more land […]
Abera Beehive Project Brings Sweet Returns: In the northern Uganda village of Agwata, the approximate 90 women with whom we work have organized themselves into five smaller work clusters. Each cluster elects their own officers and chooses their own income-generation projects as they work to overcome poverty. The Abera cluster decided last year to […]
Our Kitgum beaders are expanding their group agricultural project from 4 acres to 24 acres thanks to a grant received from a Boston area church! In late March and April they have been doing as much hand clearing of the land as possible. Next, they plan on renting a tractor to help clear out […]
Our Agwata beaders harvested their second crop of honey in late March. They have an apiary area in the bush not too far from the road which they started in mid-2011 with a special grant from a U.S. church. Northern Ugandan honey is especially prized by customers because of its good taste influenced by the bees […]
Aloyo Margaret and other members of the Kitgum beaders’ group proudly show Outreach Uganda president, Carol Davis, their new 4 acre garden where they are growing cash crops as a group income-generation project. The group planted 2 acres of sim sim interspersed with some sunflowers plus 2 acres of ground nuts (similar to peanuts) about 6 kilometers […]
Our Agwata beaders’ group began training its five oxen teams in early May this year. Each of their five work clusters received a donation of an ox team and plow from a supporting church in Massachusetts. Each cluster of about 18 women each plan to plow additional acreage on which to grow more cash crops […]