July, 2019 Humanist Entrepreneur Proposals

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FISH FARM SOLAR ENERGY SECURITY INSTALLATION ON PONDS AND FIELD OFFICE. 

Introduction 

Symbiosis Applied Science Academy (SASA) is a community based and non government and non religious. It is humanist research organization advocating for a secular Uganda free from religious bigotry, fake tradition beliefs, super- stitution and myths which lacks evidence to human development. 

We are found in the Rwenzori region. North of Lake George and Lake Edward.

SASA is a young organization at its infancy stage, its building a firm foundation based on formulating scientific research findings into action. We look at nature as a provider of all what man needs in interdependence relationship, hence scientific knowledge is required to make the world a better place to live in. It has a membership of 17 individuals who subscribe to the values of humanism critical thinking and secular world.

VISION

SASA hopes to open up a project based training centre to equip the learners with hands on skills in areas of aquaculture, organic farming techniques and animal rearing, while emphasizing the importance of educational humanism and values.

Purpose:

To Install Solar energy system to enable us access solar power for lighting to our fish farm, ponds and field office for strengthening of security and charging our mobile phones and running computers in the training field. 

ORGANISATION OBJECTIVES: 

1.    To establish a hatchery where to;  spawn, hatch catfish, reverse sex in tilapia to male monosex, and sell fingerlings and fries to the surrounding communities to create a sustainable food protein source that nourishes the generation to come.

2.    Carryout on site trainings on farmed fish husbandry to: farmers, schools, researchers and eco-tourists.

3.    Shall offer aquaculture consultancy, training on fish farming, fish feed formulation, pond design and construction, site feasibility assessment, fish farm management, cat fish and tilapia propagation, and many more.

PROBLEM STATEMENT 

Uganda is reach and blessed with the natural resources rivers and lakes especially in kasese as a source of hydro-electricity in Uganda but the local community in kasese have no access electricity. Government has privatized electricity produced in Kasese on all rivers and Kasese being at the Equator line experience heavy sunshine through out the year and this makes solar energy an alternative. 

Overall Objective

1.   SASA Field office will gain to solar energy power to run organizational activities without traveling long distances for charging mobile phones access to internet services. 

2.   Solar Energy will enable publication of humanism activities and work in kasese. 

PROJECT LOCATION

The  Solar energy installation will be installed at SASA Fish Farm project field office located in Kibenge village, Bulembia division Kasese municipality. 

CHALLENGES 

1.   Lack of funds to install hydro electricity which is very costly in maintenance  

2.   Lack of office electricity solar system 

SASA Project and Office Management 

The office is managed by a group of  committed humanist volunteers who have formed this scientific organization and include the following: Program Director, Secretary, Treasurer and these  ensures project supervision and daily monitoring and management of the project.

PROJECT  BUDGET

Solar Panel 70Watts  - $138

Battery 200Watts - $69

Inverter 1000Watts - $42

Mounting Frame - $6

Bulbs and Lamp holders - $22

Charger controller - $28

Switches - $6

Sockets - $6

Labour for installation - $8

Transport - $3

Total cost - $300

SOLAR ENERGY IMPACT ASSESSMENT 

The community and families shall gain access to solar energy light and shall provide security to the neighboring  farm crops against theft.

Solar energy is environmentally friendly since it involves only taping sun from natural sunshine which is uncontrollable by man only nature decides and lighting is a continuous process with no side effect. 

Bwambale Sebastiano

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Natural Millet fiber basket knitting

Name of Group: Nyakasanga Women Empowerment Group

Number of Members:15

Kabugho Agness, Niwamanya Jundith, Biira  Teddy, Nzyabake Juliet, Kyakimwa Janet, Kyakimwa Lazeri, Kabugho Hellen, Kabugho Immaculate, Muhindo Alice, Muhindo Jane Rose, Kyakimwa Joy, Masika Monika, Muhindo Eddy, Muhindo Yersi, Mbambu Annet

Humanist Organization You Belong To: Joy Women’s Group

(or) Humanist Who Recommends You: Mbambu Lavina

Your Address: Kizungu cell Nyakasanga Ward, Nyamwamba Division in Kasese Municipality

Your Mobile Phone # with Bank Account:+256786301292 (Kabugho Agnes)

Project Description:

Our basket project aims to break the cycle of poverty for 15  mothers by empowering them to knit and sell natural bags. We will then carry on producing the bags at home and our meeting point and selling them at our address and taking them to markets.

We intend that the profits will be used to pay tuition and buy scholastic materials for our children. This will help our children acquire a brighter future.

.We would like to have 3 three things:

10 bundles of millet fiber to be used to make/knit natural baskets

30 African black smith needles / Emighera, it is the metal that knits the natural basket.

Funds for renting a room to display/sale our natural baskets

Note: Most people knit bags which are not natural like the ones we are holding in the photo and these have no potential market. (They are made from polythen bags 

In fact we want to shift from such to natural baskets knitting once we are funded by Brighter Brains Institute

Budget

10 bundles of sorghum fiber = $ 194

30 African Needles/Emighera =$ 40

House Rent for 6 months = $ 66 

Total $ 300

Project Projected Income (explain how much money it will make per month, show timeline)

We estimate to make a profit of $ 361 Uganda shillings in a period of one ( 1) month once all the 10  millet Fiber bundles are Knitted. 

This project will make money because Natural baskets are highly demanded and practically, from a bundle that costs $ 16 you will get baskets worth $ 55. This is quiet good money and profit

Who Benefits from the Project? 

15 mothers/ women in our group

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Goat Keeping for Sustainable Economic Empowerment

Name of Group: Ntoroko Humanist Association

Below are the names of members:

Humanist Who Recommends You: Uganda Humanist association (UHASSO) AND HALEA :katomukasa@yahoo.co.uk  and haleauganda@gmail.com

Your Address: Nombe, Rwebisengo, Ntoroko District

Your Mobile Phone # with Bank Account: +256704159277

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

Ntoroko humanist association was initiated by 3 founder members whom 2were are men and oneis a woman. We started early in 2014 and registered in 2015 with Ntoroko District authorities and Uganda Humanist association and Halea. We initiated this organization to eliminate superstition among the people of Ntoroko District.

Mission:

To promote the separation of religion from public policy and foster the development of reason, compassion and critical thinking for all Ugandan through secular education and community support

Our goal:

 Is to realize the good life: creativity, joy, and exuberance for every person. This means a maximization of individual freedom and autonomy, so long as the rights of others are not impinged.

Aims and objectives:

  • Believing in the civic virtues of democracy, the tolerance of individual diversity, allowing each person to make his or her own choices.

  • Ending discrimination based on gender, race, creed, or national origin, and we support equal opportunity for women, gays, transgendered persons, and racial, religious, and ethnic minorities.

  • Implicating the right of every person to live in a peaceful, healthy, productive, and prosperous world.

  • Promoting and conserving the natural ecosystem and protect the biosphere and environment from destruction, coupled with the elimination, where possible, of disease and poverty.

Project Description

The Group will implement a goat production project for 10 poor rural farmers (8 women, 2 humanist members) in the area. The project is expected to provide income to the participating farmers through the sale of milk and meat, in addition to improving the diets of the malnourished children in order to eliminate deficiency diseases. Goat keeping project was initiated after a participatory research that was conducted in the area for 4 days in 8 villages/cells of Karugutu town council. It was found out that most women are denied their rights and they face discrimination in terms of employment because the employment gap of men to women is 4:1. High poverty rate has affected this area for so long after a long devastating ADF rebellion that invaded this area in 1996 leaving many people displaced and causing miserable to children who lost their parents in the war. Many women are involved in criminal acts like robbery and prostitution as a way to look for survival and this has even exposed them to AIDS which has claimed many lives of citizens within Ntoroko district. This project will be an immediate solution to marginalized women to uplift them out of poverty and ending supernaturalism/superstition among the citizens. Ntoroko district is full of religions 99.9% of the citizens believe in Supernatural powers and this project will half solve the problem of supernaturalism among the people where the project will be implemented. 

Goat keeping was preferred among many projects because of the following 

§ Local goats are resistant to tropical harsh climatic conditions since Ntoroko is an area that receive little rainfall and we preferred this project because local goats are adopted to harsh climatic conditions. 

§ Availability of green pasture/vegetation in the area.

§  Goat keeping project is not against any religious domination and it is easily accepted by all members of the society. 

§  Goat meat and milk are on high demand than other livestock animals kept by the people and therefore this project will succeed highly and even dung will also improve the soil nutrients by adding humus to the soil.

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The project will be revolving so as to benefit many women and men who are affected by poverty. After incubation, a beneficiary will return one goat and given to another beneficiaries and we hope to benefit 120 women in a period of 2-3 years.

We are requesting for USD 300 from Brighter Brains and the remaining balance will be contributed by the organization itself from members through direct contribution.

Below are the names of the selected beneficiaries:

Names of beneficiary

1.    Kasika Josinta

2.    Bwarara Loice

3.    Muhindi Rachael

4.    Mhindo Lucius 

5.    Bitswamba Mary

6.    Mudendala Bless

7.    Mbambu Sophius

8.    Musoki Jovinet

9.    Bwambale John

10.Musimenta Jovia

The Toggenburg goat and the Boerare good hybrids that will be purchased and distributed to beneficiaries. These breeds were selected by the members after conducting an agricultural expert. These breeds produce quality meat and pure milk and they are resistant to tropical diseases.

Project Projected Income (explain how much money it will make per month, show timeline)

The Toggenburg goatand the Boer are good hybrids that will be purchased and distributed to beneficiaries. These breeds were selected by the members after conducting an agricultural expert. These breeds produce quality meat and high quantity of pure milk and they are resistant to tropical diseases.

Averagely a a Toggenburg goat produces 4-5cups of milk a day where a beneficiary is expected to sell 120 cups of milk per month and a cup of goat milk1,000 ugx and a beneficiary will get 120,000ugx a months during lactation periods equal to $=34.5 a month.

Who Benefits from the Project? 

The project will benefit all people regardless of any discrimination. The beneficiaries will be the marginalized people and the humanist members. Milk will be sold to hotels and restaurants and individuals as indirect beneficiaries.

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Local Waste into Eco Products 2019

Name of Group: Kyanya Women’s Trust

Number of Members: 85 members

Humanist Organization: Buhanga Thulibaghuma Women’s Group

Email: buhangatwgroup@gmail.com

Your Mobile Phone # with Bank Account: +256780109105

Theme: “Reduce local waste for sustainable environment”

Location: Kidodo Cell, Central Division, Kasese Municipality, Uganda

Email Address: kwtrust20@gmail.com

Project Goal

To promoting health and sanitation in Kasese through recycling local waste into eco products

Project Objectives

To conserve the nature of Kasese through environmental conservation and recycling

To create sustainable small scale social enterprises for women

To address climate change through local waste recycling in Kasese District

Summary

On 10/05/2019 Kyanya Womens Trust will collect wastes across Maliba SubCounty - Kasese district for 6 months. The waste will be recycled into eco-friendly products for 12 months. Participants will be trained how to recycle the collected waste (papers, CDs, metal wires, plastic bottles, bottles tops, polythene, vocado seeds, etc) into eco-friendly products.

Project Methodology

The project is a hands on practical doing. The beneficiaries will be guided on how to manipulate local dry waste (mainly plastic bottles, card boards, polythene, All stationery papers etc.). We are covering the waste with paper Mache. Once dry and harden we hand painting and decorating the items. All waste and other items are locally available. All material used are chemical free and eco friendly

While being guided and trained into craft production we are building the group as a unite.

Conflict resolution, group rules, group shared leadership, craft marketing and craft pricing are some of the topics that will be discussed. The aim is to give the group a foundation to be able to reduce wastes hence environmental conservation.

AFTER Training

After the training, once quality of product and finishing has reached a marketing level. Kyanya Women’s Trust will establish /enter into marketing for products, Equal sharing of the sales and profits will help women pay tuition of children and other schooling requirements.

Target Population

Our first groups will be shops, attraction locations and local population

With a possibility of export in future under the help of our dear donor

Addressing Climate Change

The training is based on the RRR (Reduce, Re – Use and Recycle) approach to address climate change.

Due to global movements and chemical use around the globe, The training will produce chemical free products and this mean that all products have no negative impact on human beings and the environment.

The project is based on ZERO WASTE POLICY.

Short term expected outcomes

  • Reduced local waste in the district

  • Participants will gain skills of recycling local waste into eco-friendly products.

  • Groups formed will train others hence reduced waste in Kasese District.

  • Productions of eco-friendly products like plates, rings, necklaces, animals, etc.

  • Improved health and sanitation around schools, shops, community waste reserves and homes.

  • Long term expected outcomes

  • Increased Setup of improved small scale social enterprises as income generating for sustainable future

  • Improved health and sanitation in Kasese District particularly among shops, schools, colleges and homes

Monitoring and Evaluation

The foundation will continue surveying waste reserves, schools, shops and homes for health and sanitation awareness in Kasese district.

The 85% of reduction in destructive practices will evaluate the training.

Monitoring and evaluation of the activities also involve the community as is in the other stages of project management. Therefore the activities will be monitored in strong and close collaboration with all stakeholders; particularly line government offices and the community.

The activities will be monitored and evaluated through conducting review meetings with the community representatives, visits to the training sites, reporting to line concerned offices quarterly, biannually and annually.

Project Beneficiaries

The project will train and empower a group of 20 participants directly as trainer of trainees and 20000 Community members indirectly

These participants will be divided into 5 groups and deployed in different communities for sensitization and climate change awareness and training community members.

The profits will help women pay tuition of children and other schooling requirements

Mode of beneficiaries’ selection

The training focuses on women who poach firewood as their source of livelihood. The training will create a secure and safe income generating social enterprises for sustainable livelihood and sustainable environmental and climate change adaptation.

OUR YOUTUBE CHANNELS

https://youtu.be/rav8aSkoz7o

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https://youtu.be/rkBxgraKr_E

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THE PINEAPPLE GARDEN

We need to expand our garden. There is a need grow pineapples in our land near the secondary school in a way of generating income for the lunch food for the students. We have 2-3 acres of free land where the pineapple crop was once grown here by my parents in 1992-1997. It is what helped my dad and mom pay school fees for the whole of my primary with my 3 brothers and 4 sisters .The pineapple is a tropical plant, the most economically significant plant in Kanungu. A crop that was largely produced by  Kibwetere followers in Kanungu at Nyabugoto. Pineapple is one of the crops in the fruit subsector that has a high export diversification and sustainable enhancement of household incomes.

As a result,  I have much interest in the pineapple farming on this free land, a free labor and this will have a positive influence on pineapple profitability.

PROJECT BUDGET:

Items needed                           quantity                       Total cost

Pineapple suckers                    600                                 $86

Loading and Transportation                                           $30

Goats manure                3lorries each at $42                $100

Land cultivation                                                                $50

Pesticides                                                                               $30

TOTAL                                                                                   $296

The project will make a profit. Because, there are no other farmers who have this crop and pineapples are most liked by very many people and most used in the factories in Uganda that produce juice like Kazeire products and Tayebwa products. These need pineapples every day. So, I will not be having the competitors. If one pineapple is sold at $1, what about if sell the minimum of 300 pineapples per month?  $1 x 300 = $300 that is 1,050,000 Uganda shillings per month at local market. If I get to supply the factories, one pineapple can be sold at $1.5 Thus, $1.5 x 300 = $450 that is 1,575,000 Uganda shillings per month.  The pineapple garden does not need much labor, it only needs weed control and also control the pests. Therefore, its output is bigger than its input. Thus, a good project to invest in.

Our students will eat pineapples on their meals menu. The surplus will always be sold to generate an income to pay for students lunch food, pay the teacher’s salary, pay for the books and  the pineapple garden will be our demonstration farm for agriculture students. 

Our address is Kanungu Humanist Schools p.o Box 187 Kanungu-Uganda, email robertmagara2014@gmail.com/Telephone number +256783597272

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KITENGI PRINT BAGS AND CRAFT.

This is a HALEA UGANDA creative project that will include making products like bags (backpacks, wallets, shopping bags) ,head bans and necklaces from Kitengi (African Fabric ).

Contact: Viola Namyalo

There is market for these products among youth, tourists and the business community. Among several young mothers we have supported, three of them learnt tailoring skills. These young mothers lack capital to buy machines and materials.

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We are seeking for a start up capital to enable us buy one manual sewing machine and materials that will enable us make these products.

We plan to sell these products at a profit in order to pay the young mothers but also earn some income as an organization.  For a start, we would like to start making backpacks and shopping bags. We want shopping bags because people are currently fighting plastic bags, people need shopping bags that can be used for more than one time. And backpacks because a lot of students and tourists are interested in them.

Please look at our budget in an attachment below.

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1 pack of kitengi fabric (6 yards) can make 10 backpacks.  1 pack of kitengi (6 yards) can make 7 shopping bags. With the material and tools above. We shall be able to make 50 backpacks and 35 shopping bags, this will give us net profit of 325,000/=.We shall be able to sale these products within a period of one month.  

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PEARL BRICK MAKING / LAYING PROJECT

from Peter Claver Birimuye / Pearl Vocational Training College;

INTRODUCTION:
After several years of empowering the vulnerable young mothers and people in the rural setting at Pearl Vocational Training College as well as carrying out a needs assessment in our locality, we have realized that there are many unemployed youth especially boys who are struggling to earn a living as well as making ends meet. This has prompted us to embark on a majorly men-oriented course of brick laying and concrete practice in order to utilize the potentials of these young men in our community. These energetic men have the potential to be productive especially if helped with start up materials and as Pearl we want to spearhead this drive together with you our partners; BBI.

RATIONALE OF THIS PROJECT / JUSTIFICATION:

As Pearl Vocational Training College we look forward to involving these young men in our activities and this very vein, we are therefore introducing a course in brick laying/ making project that will give young unemployed men in our community work to do so as well as earn Pearl Vocational Training College an income. We have made research and discovered that our Community has demand for bricks and we are assured of a steady market. 
This project will employ 10 youth for a start and we shall recruit more youths as the project expands.
We look forward to partnering with BBI to secure the tools needed to make bricks.

MISSION:
To open up a project that will enable the rural youth acquire the necessary training and become financially independent through brick laying and concrete practice.

GENERAL OBJECTIVE:
Skilling unemployed village youth at a rate of 10 each month by offering free training to all those willing to learn how to make bricks for commercial purposes in order to earn a living.

PROJECT LOCATION:

The brick laying project will be situated in Nakatooke village, Kkingo Sub-county, Lwengo District.

CHALLENGES:
The youth in our area lack vocational skills to create jobs as well as limited / scanty resources to raise the needed start up capital to venture into small scale businesses. As an institution we love to take on many vulnerable people but at times constrained due to meagre resources.

PROJECT BUDGET:
The following are the materials needed to start up this venture;

1. 05 Jerycans  $7

2. 02 Water drums  $56

3. 06 Bricklayers (Butiba) $27

4. 10 Polyethylene materials $20

5. 01 Wheel barrow    $28

6. 05 Hoes.                  $17

7. 02 Spades.              $ 8

8. I truck of firewood  $42

9. Arranging the brick furnace $10

10. Labour (preparing the ground, mud, brick laying process, actual production) $55

11. Record books $2

12. Covering grass $28

GRAND TOTAL COST:  $300

LOCAL CONTRIBUTION:
We shall be in position as Pearl to gazette part of our land for this project as our local input as well as doing supervisory work and evaluation.

PROFITABILITY 
According to research made, 01 brick will cost us 60 Ugshs and we shall sell it at 150 Ugshs making a profit of 90Ugshs per each brick. Therefore with the materials and tools above, we shall be able to make 10,000 bricks and this will give us a net profit of 900,000/- Ugshs ($250) and we shall be able to sell these bricks within a period of one month due to the increasing demand.

FUTURE PLAN:
We are looking forward to producing more bricks for commercial purposes coupled with employing the many unemployed youth in our community.

In conclusion, I strongly believe that your generous support will enable us empower many more youth as Pearl Vocational Training College as well as enlarge our income generating sources to enable the smooth running of our activities.

I thank you for your positive consideration dear BBI TEAM.

YOURS IN SERVICE,
PETER CLAVER BIRIMUYE
PRINCIPAL, PEARL VOCATIONAL TRAINING COLLEGE, located in Ttagga-Nakatooke, Kkingo Sub-county, Lwengo District.

Peter Claver Birimuye <birimuye2016@gmail.com>

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