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Community Harvest Store
Grains 4 Wealth
Each UP! Tour continues to invest in innovative approaches to harvest storage which have drammatically stopped the Paya village community group losing up to 50% of its food to vermin, mold and weevils. With more crop to sell later when the price is higher, the community income has increased and the investment reinvested. Every tour group sees an improvement in the strength and resilience of the group with now all the children able to go to school and get medicines when they need it. The 2019 tour funded the refurbishment of the harvest storage facility and the 2020 tour funded farming improvement and harvest management training. The upcoming 2022 tour will be keen to see the value of this training through the Covid 19 pandemic.
Magalen Community Services
We have funded bicycles to support women spreading traditional nutrition, business advice and other support to many more rural women near Tororo. Currently (early 2022) we are talking with them about supporting young women establish a sanitary pad enterprise. Our partners Magalen Community Services run a fantastic pad making class in the local school. Attendance of young women at school has been transformed!
Vocational School Toilet
Seeds for Development
A school without a toilet! No longer thanks to our 2019 tour funding a toilet block for the large community established school in Otici. Key programmes include tailoring business development. The 2020 tour has funded the addition of even more toilets which are now up and running. This will allow the school to expand and train even more young business people.
Northern Farm Masters
In Gulu we are investing more and more in trialling and scaling World Food Programme crop storage bags and drying tarpaulins to reduce food waste. Great results already and we are really excited to see this group become stronger and stronger after the 2020 tour groups significant funding.
Farming to Baking
RDAA Yambio South Sudan
We are really pleased that through the Covid 19 pandemic we have been able to support many new enterprises in South Sudan. Working with local agency RDAA they invest a loan from us to fund farmers making bread from their crops to get a better return. The farmers repay the loan after some months which is then reinvested in other farmers to help them set up their own bakeries. A great example of revolving finance.
Youth Pig Enterprise
Layibi Mixed Farm
We are increasing our investment in funding breeding sows in Gulu. Already many bright but vulnerable orphans have used the income from selling piglets and pork to fund their education even including university. A lovely example of community enterprise solving hunger and poverty.