The needs include (1) the high unemployment rate, particularly among the youth; (2) low vocational skill levels; and (3) low family incomes are due to over-dependence on one economic activity of fishing using rudimentary technology and skills. At the same time, there is substantial under-utilized land that could be farmed to produce income.
Project objectives: (1) To establish an agricultural skills training initiative in the Luwerere Community in Jinja, Uganda on arable land to be provided by Arise Africa Internatioinal(AAI), who are also the administrators of the Christian school for deaf children; (2) To procure from local suppliers in Uganda a tractor and associated farm implements as part of the on-the-farm skills training program; and (3) To implement project sustainability through the formation of a savings and credit farmers' cooperative that will provide small loans and other financial services to the farmers. The project timeline is one year. The project funds will be used to purchase a farm tractor and accessories; seed, fertilizer and related supplies; sufficient fuel, oil and supplies to operate and maintain the tractor for one year; transportation costs; training; monitoring and evaluation of the project; and project management. Six members of the Rotary Club Source of the Nile and eight members of the Bristol, VA/TN Noon Rotary Club will be involved in this global grant project.
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Project listed for the 2022-23 Rotary Year.
The TRF Grant application number is #2238328.
Existing Contributions Towards This Project
Source of the Nile (9213)
Bristol, Va.-Tn. (7570)
Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation
Additional Contribution (not matched by The Rotary Foundation)
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