AUGUST 2019 Humanist Entrepreneur Proposals



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 Kabughobe Humanist Association



Humanist Organization You Belong To. Send a copy of the certification. 

·       Uganda Humanist Association


Address where the Project is:






Contact person’s name who will receive funds:


Their Mobile Phone Number that Can Receive Funds:

+256781681222 MTN

Address of the contact person who has the phone account: 

Village…Kamughobe 1


S/County: Kisinga

Project Description:

Rural women are key agents for development. They play a catalytic role towards achievement of transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development. But limited access to credit, health care and education are among the many challenges they face. These are further aggravated by the global food and economic crises and climate change. Empowering them is essential, not only for the well-being of individuals, families and rural communities, but also for overall economic productivity, given women’s large presence in the agricultural workforce in kasese district. Many of the world’s most poor are women. Poverty eradication is a key challenge for rural women in kasese. New poverty estimates from the UNBS show that the proportion of people living on less than USD 1.25 a day most of them are women and this has forced them to engage in sexual work that has exposed to un wanted pregnancy, AIDS, un wanted abortion and criminal acts.  78.45% of women living in kisinga Sub County live below poverty index line.

Kabughobe Humanist association conducted a baseline approach survey to find out why most women are poor and the findings indicated that most women never got a chance to attain formal education and the long devastating civil war that affected this area. Among the many proposed projects, we initiated shopping hand bag craft making project among the many because of the following factors,

·       Shopping Hand bags are on demand meaning that is marketable in the community

·       This project is friendly environmental because it does not pollute the environment

·       It does not need skilled labourer to perform it

·       Does not need a lot of capital to start.

·       Shopping hand bag making is an entrepreneur business that can lift majority of women out of poverty because every woman can make them at her own home therefore does not need to rent a place where to operate it.

Project Budget:

Mobilization - 50,000 shillings

Purchase of raw material - 20 rolls - 1,000,000 shillings

Training allowance - 180,000 shillings

Transportation - 50,000 shillings

Monitoring and evaluation - 50,000 shillings

 Total project cost…………….. $442.66



The extra amount of money will be our local contribution. We are only requesting $ 300 to help meet our budget.

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

According to research made, it shows that one hand shopping bag cost ugx 4000 (USD 1.142) and in a day a women can make 3 hand shopping bags that will earn her 12000 (USD 3.426) a day meaning that in a week she will make 21 hand craft shopping bags totaling to USD 24 a week and in a month she will earn (USD 96). This project is business oriented and it accumulates a lot of money.

Who Benefits from the Project? 

We will train 50 rural women in this project especially young mothers, widows and disabled ones. We will involve 20% of the beneficiaries to be humanist especially from our group. 



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Katunura humanist association

Names of Members: Kabugho Joyce, Baghenda Joseph, Sarah Mbambu, Jovia Muhindo, Masika Kustence, Thungu Sylivia, Ralence Kabugho, Mbambu Sawughusi, Kasughusu Moris, Mugume Enid, Muhindo Sonda, Thembo Sanasio, Muhindo Sanairi, Thungu Joyce, Nzyabake Jane, Fauzia Kabugho, Semutahwa Esther, Nzeru Musa, Musoki Annet

We belong to UHASSO an umbrella organization that unites humanist in Uganda headed by KATO MUKASA  or

Address where Project is: Katunura, Kasokero, Kyondo, Kasese District

Contact person’s name who will receive funds:


Their Mobile Phone Number : +256786041102 MTN

Address of the contact person who has the phone account: 

Katunura village, kasokero parish, Kyondo sub county in kasese Uganda

Project Description: 


Aims and objectives:

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

  • Promoting humanist ethics and value in every corner of the country.

  • Interested in cultivating the scientific outlook and are committed to the use of scientific methods, reason, critical thinking in evaluating truth claims without reference to any transcendental source.

  • Awareness of our responsibilities to others, the need for empathy and altruism, and the expression of goodwill


Worldwide, many different types of briquettes exist for a variety of applications. In industrialized countries briquettes are commonly used as a fuel in industrial boilers and biomass cogeneration plants. In East Africa, where biomass dominates the domestic energy market, briquetting technology is gaining momentum in Uganda particularly as wood resources become scarcer and the price of regular charcoal increases. Although they can come in an assortment of shapes and sizes, there are two main types; carbonized and non-carbonized.

Carbonized briquettes can act as a replacement for charcoal for domestic and institutional cooking and heating, where they are favoured for their near-smokeless use and this will totally help the community to preserve the environment from degradation by cutting down trees for wood fuel and also this briquette making will greatly reduce on lung diseases caused by huge smoke from wood fuel especially to women who do household work especially cooking for their children and husbands. In comparison to charcoal, they generally burn for longer and have a more consistent heat output, which is preferred by certain market segments such as restaurants, hospitals, homes and schools. Poultry farming is a large industry in Uganda and smokeless, longer burning briquettes are also well suited to heating cages overnight when temperatures are low as a cheaper alternative to electric heating lamps.

Briquettes can be made out of any biomass material, although the choice of feedstock can determine its heating potential as a fuel.

The available biomass resource consists primarily of:

• Wood

• Agricultural Waste (field residues and process residues like maize cobs, millet husk, coffee husks)

• Animal Manure

• Municipal Solid Waste (Household and Food Processing Wastes)

While wood from trees constitutes the greatest amount of biomass stock available in Uganda and consequently the most used form of biomass (including its use for charcoal), crop residues are also utilized and are receiving increased attention as awareness of the un-sustainability of the wood and charcoal trades grows. Wood fuel consumes a lot of money to most household that has claimed poverty amongst themselves through this project; women will be trained on how to make affordable briquettes for entrepreneurship and for their home use to avoid high expenditures on wood fuel and as one way of preserving natural vegetation for future generation.

Support for bio briquettes production will not only provide local marginalized women an additional fuel source and income stream, but will also positively impact local initiatives to combat climate change and deforestation. The market for cooking fuel is increasing year by year. Population growth in Uganda is 5.60 % per year according to UNBS and the increased demand for cooking fuel is more or less equal to this figure. If this increased demand is met by charcoal and firewood, Uganda will have become a desert due to massive cutting down of trees for wood fuel and charcoal. Uganda will also import firewood in the coming years. It is impossible to say where this would come from because deforestation is an issue in all surrounding countries and they all face the same dilemma. Therefore an alternative has to be found for charcoal and firewood. This is why katunura humanist members have adopted this wonderful friendly environment briquette making project.

The project objectives:

  • Replace the use of wood and charcoal fuels, which is a major cause of deforestation and environment degradation.

  • It will increase on household income of women in kasese so to meet their daily basic needs because briquette is on demand.

  • Adding value to agro-waste and household by-products that would otherwise end-up unused, causing local waste pollution especially air and water pollution

  • Increase the utilization of biomass resources in developing and promoting more efficient and cleaner fuel substitutes.

  • Alleviation of urban energy poverty, Charcoal supply from rural Kasese is becoming scarce, so the production of charcoal from the urban waste stream can supplement this supply and thus alleviate this charcoal bottleneck. This can in turn lessen the economic burden on the urban household (therefore allowing them to cook 3 meals/ day).

  • Waste recycling, using the 3 R strategies: reduce, reuse and recycle, biomass provides a new waste management strategy; reduces environmental pollution especially in the urban and peri-urban areas.

  • Project Budget (list all items needed and their cost) Total must the $300 or less:

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

We last visited an entrepreneur in fort portal municipality who sells briquette in this big town it was found out that one kg cost UGX 1000 (0.285 $) see the photo below. One woman can produce 10-15kg a day and since 1kg of briquettes costs ugx 1,000 means that one woman will earn 1000 x 10 kg= Ugx10,000 implying that in a month she will earn Ugx 300,000 ( 85.71$) in a year she will earn $ 1028.571) which is good money to rural women and which will make them self reliant.

Who Benefits from the Project? 

The project will benefit 20% humanist families and other non humanist families regardless of any discrimination act. Briquettes will be sold to hotels, schools, families around and restaurants and individuals as indirect beneficiaries these will the customers to the business of briquettes.



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Group name: Women Initiative Network.

director: Edith Kabugho

Group list: Mrs. Mbambu Joseline, Edith Kabugho, Mrs. Mbambu Sadress, Mrs. Masika Mariam, Balubasa Harriet, Kayomba Grace, Mrs. Nziabake Yonia, Mrs. Biira Faith, Kyakimwa Rahab and Mrs. Mbambu Alice etc.

Humanist Organization You Belong To: HALEA UGANDA, a Humanist Association

Humanist Who Recommends You: Kato Mukasa

Your Address: Buhimbadele, Kitsutsu-Kasese District.

Your Mobile Phone. 0783914757

Project Title: chicken rearing project for sustainable income generation

Project Description:

We are a group of women who operate in Buhimbadele area, Kitsutsu, Kasese District and we are located on a mountaineous area where women are hit by extreme poverty and are unable to send their children to schools. This is why we have come up with this income generation project where by these women will rear chicken at their homes and be able to sell them when they grow old especially the chicks.

In this chicken rearing project the women will also rear two species that is to say the layers and broilers. The chicken for meat and the local hens will also be bought for hutching the eggs.

This project will help to reduce poverty among women of mountainous area of Rwenzori in Kasese district.

Project Budget (list all items needed and their cost) Total must the $300 or less:

  • Purchase of Chicken

(a). 20 Broilers each 15,000 equal to 300,000

(b). 20 Layers each 20,000  equal to 400,000

(c). 10 local breeds each 15,000 equal to 150,000

  • Purchase of start-up Chicken feeds 4 sacks each 35,000 equal to 150,000

  • Purchase of chicken drinking mesh and feeds serving woody trays 80,000.

Note: The Total budget is Uganda shillings 1,080,000 which is equal to $ 300 only.

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

Chicken rearing will yield highly since it is a combination of obtaining sales from chicks, eggs and broilers. However, all the sales collected from chicks will be used to purchase more lawyers so as to increase the profits from eggs. The more the eggs, chicks and broilers the more the money.

Who Benefits from the Project? 

All the members of the organization are beneficiaries, they are the direct beneficiaries and their children are the indirect beneficiaries.


Cake-Baking Business - Rwenzori Group

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The group is made up of 7 members and these are their names

                 Name                                        Gender                     Age








Humanist Organization You Belong To:


Your Mobile Phone #


Project Title:


Project Description:

Making CAKES is an entrepreneurial business.  The Cakes will be made and be sold to the people who make functions such as wedding parties, graduation parties, Anniversary parties, birth day parties, dinner parties, cocktail and farewell parties.

Cakes are highly demanded by people in our area, as there is always functions that require cakes .most people travel long distances looking for cakes and yet we have skills to make good quality cakes but we are only lacking startup capital and startup equipment.

The business will also be making small cakes like queen cakes for students and pupils to buy on daily basis since our business will be located near 3 colleges and 2 primary schools. Therefore, our business is likely to attract many customers because of the food hygiene that will be practiced and the good quality of cakes that will be produced 

Project Budget (list all items needed and their cost) Total must the $300 or less:


1 Local oven__________________$94

2 Foil paper___________________$8

3 Wheat flour_________________$51

4 Eggs________________________$19

5 Sugar_______________________$20

6 Blue band____________________$15

7 Food colour__________________  $7

8 Icing sugar___________________  $21

9 Baking powder------------------------ $10

10 Rent-------------------------------------------   $50

GRAND TOTAL                     $295

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


The business will be able to make a profit of USHS 17500 equivalent to $5 on daily basis and in a month the business will be able to make a profit of USHS 525000 equivalent to $150

In order to promote our products and keeping the business running we shall make sure that we do the following:

-By making good quality so that it attracts peoples’ attention

-Through radio advertisement 

-Applying customer care in the business

-Applying food hygiene and personal hygiene

Who Benefits from the Project?

The group members will benefit as the primary beneficiary and the community members will benefit as the secondary beneficiary. The community members will benefit through extending services/products like quality cakes nearer to them and some of the community members near the production area will get skills in pastry. 




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20 ORPHANS IN Kidodo village slum

Members: Mbambu Marry, Biira Jovia, Mbambu JUELET, Masiks Brand, Mosiki Dafine, Mbabu brand, Biira Joneless, Kabugh marry, Bagonza Eliza, Kabirra Ellen, Kobusinga ANNA, Baluke costa, Kanik Julia, Biira Josenta

Humanist Organization You Belong To: HALEA

Address of Applicant: PO BOX 590 KASESE UGANDA 

Project Manager: Ngene Masika Hellen Tel:+256777270405

IN KASESE PO BOX 590 Umoja Kasese Municipality Uganda

Tel:+256777270405 is MTN MOBILE MONEY REGISTERED. — 

Project Description:

Due to climate change in Uganda we shall use measures to help reverse and mitigate it using friendly means in production of BRIQUETEES to be used in homes and schools to reduce alarming cutting down trees due to increased population and industries as urban increases.

The briquette machine line is used to press powder materials that are hard to be formed under high pressure by high-strength balls such as quick lime, magnesia powder, copper concentrate, chromium powder, lead and zinc waste, bauxite, non-ferrous metal powder, refractory matter, ceramics etc.

The briquette machine line first makes green balls with even granularity and enough strength by adding proper proportion of water and binder to the powder minerals. The green balls are pelletized in the oxidizing atmosphere after being dried and pre-heated. Because of the pellets’ good clod state strength, reducibility and granularity, they become the blast furnace burdens with the same importance with the sinter. They can form a good burden material structure.

Differing waste materials have different energy contents. If you are working with commercial or export markets, they may want to know the energy contents of the briquettes. For those markets, you may want to know the energy content of the materials you are briquetting.

Act women foundation Uganda shall orphans shall briquette waste disposals to ensure that landfills in urban and Cassese units disposals are used properly by man

Requires the following considerations:

The difficulty of firewood access and other sources for cooking energy sources

 If firewood is difficult to access, then conduct a briquettes production project. If cheap,

There is no need.

 The local policies related to fuel wood consumption

 Get an overview on policies in favor of or against collection of firewood.

 The limitations to using alternative fuels and restrictions on marketing

 Find space in the market

Can charcoal sellers be integrated?

The proximity to the local market for sale of fuel briquettes

 If demand is there, pool resources together and transport the fuel briquettes

The experience of the group with entrepreneurial self-reliance and sustainable activity

 Group must be innovative, interested, and creative in order to survive

 Make briquettes production a business, not an activity

The availability and applicability of published baseline information on fuel wood/rural energy

consumption for eventual impact assessment of the project/enterprise

 Key data: Population size, household sizes and expenditure on cooking fuel (e.g.

kerosene, charcoal and similar); electricity, gas (LPG), rate of deforestation and plans for

reforestation, and types of woodlots

The availability of water supplies

 200-300 liters of water are needed daily for commercial fuel briquettes making

10 liters of clean drinking water for producers (daily)

 Trap and recycle used water during fuel briquettes pressing process

 Whether there is sufficient space for the production activity

 Enough space, room or ground is needed

 Storage space must be dry and well aerated

 Space for decomposing a good number of rows of raw materials

Whether there are sufficient resources for production

 Raw materials for fuel briquettes production

·               Funds

·               Time

·               Hot weather

·               Human labor

·               Equipment (e.g. press machine and chopper/thresher)

The commitment of the group/trainees

·               Preparedness to source materials, invest their time and energy

·               Regular production

·               Self-monitoring and evaluation

·               Consultations and meet consultancy expenses

·               Assess financial feasibility during this first visit


Involves a full day of meetings in order to:

Refine the Selection Process of Trainees to ensure success of the activity, and ascertain whether

trainees are ready and willingFind out if:

·               There are interested groups; venue is available and any deterrent factor?

·               The community is aware of alternative sources of cooking energy?

·               Any perception of wood fuel availability and environmental impact?

·               There are any other suggestions

·               Demonstrate Fuel Briquettes Making and Cooking

 Briquette Making

Successful demonstration needs:

  •  Equipment for briquetting

  •  Raw materials (readily decomposed)

  •  Water

  •  Labor

 Cooking Demonstration


  • Stoves

  •  Food to be cooked

  •  Some dry briquettes

  •  Eating the cooked food

  •  Allaying any fears

  •  Grasping briquettes lighting and replacement during burning process

  •  Comments from trainees



a)    Use usual decomposing procedures but do not add soil

b)    The material should not decompose into compost fertilizer, about 4 weeks maximum

c)    Make successive heaps of 50cm high x 1metre wide x 5metres long rows to avoid

d)    missing what to briquette

e)    Dry decomposed material and store safely to save pounding time and trouble

f)     Mixing/Blending the Materials after Decomposing

g)    Suitably decomposed material can be blended

h)    Pound in mortar, adding water in bits

i)     Conduct three hand tests which apply to materials that require chopping/milling:

 Ooze test – Scoop some materials into your fist then squeeze; if it oozes through your fingers, it is too ripe

 Spring back test – If the material expands when squeezed in your hand, it is not ready

 Shake test – Material well decomposed, when squeezed in your hand and then shaken vertically, never falls apart

The Press and Briquette Making

Prepare material for press making using available measurements from the trainer

The press machine compresses fuel briquettes into uniform shapes and sizes better than bare hands

 When decomposed material is ready, start fuel briquetting. Let different groups produce different blends

Six people can produce 750 –1000 fuel briquettes per 8 hrs, daily

 Holey briquettes dry faster and burn effectively

Follow procedures for quality fuel briquettes making (e.g., right blending and ingredients

measure, pressing, drying, storage, protection from wetness, etc.)

Handle wet fuel briquettes with care and dry them in direct hot sun for 3–6 days,

electricity/solar dryer or in a dark well-aerated place – but this takes time

 Press Maintenance

a)    Ensure care to lengthen its lifespan

b)    Do not dry it in the sun to avoid cracking

c)    Preserve it with waterproof paints

d)    Oil or grease the nuts

e)    Keep under shade or cover it when not in use


a)    To increase employment and entrepreneurship development among orphans.

b)   Create self reliance business among people with disability 

c)    Increase income generating projects among street children in slums

d)   Promote environmental conservation among young people through recycling 



 Due to increasing population In Uganda and lack of fuel. The Briquette are required in huge numbers and are limited in urban areas. The production is low while dem

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Who Benefits from the Project? 

The 20 Orphans and people with disability in Kasese slum areas Kidodo Uganda 


Castor Oil Processing Plant - Rwenzori Female Commercial Castor Bean Farmers Group

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Members: Mrs Kirere Katusime Mrs. Biira Loice, Mrs Kamuhanda Grace, Ms. Medius Masika, Mrs Eva Mbambu, Ms. Biira Florance, Mrs. Mbambu Suzan, Mrs, Ithungu Regina, Mrs. Bukirwa Jacquiline, Mrs. Bonane Mary, Ms Masika Meresi, Ms. Kabugho Eresi, Mrs. Medius Muhasa and Ms. Kabugho Stella.

Humanist Organization: HALEA

Contact Person: Kirere Katusime

CHAIRPERSON Rwenzori Female Commercial Castor Beans Farmers Group

- My Physical address is Isango Village, Kanyughunya Parish, Kisinga Subcounty in Kasese district Western Uganda.

Mobile Phone # that Can Receive Funds:  +256779785711

Your Mobile Money Service: (Airtel, Warid, MTN, etc) MTN UGANDA

Address is Isango Village, Kanyughunya Parish, Kisinga Subcounty in Kasese district Western Uganda.

 MRS. KIRERE KATUSIME — TEL: +256779785711

Project Description:


This project has been proposed and selected by the members of Rwenzori female Commercial castor been Growers group and has been selected after conducting a feasibility study on its cost and returns. The project will be done through setting up a micro castor oil processing unit where castor beans will be processed through using the local tradition and appropriate means. The plant will be producing quality and standard castor oil through applying proper techniques in oil extraction, filtration, purification and refining. And this project has been selected purposely to add value to the castor seeds produced by the farmers and will generate high extra income due to the castor oil demand from the general public and medical world due to its medicinal values. Initially a house where to install the plant has been donated by one of the group members and what is needed is the processing facilities.

Project Budget (list all items needed and their cost) Total must the $300 or less:

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

This proposed project is projected to process and produce 50 litters of quality castor oil and then generate a net income of 675 US$ per Month. 

Who Benefits from the Project? 

The project beneficiaries are the female castor bean farmers in the community whom will benefit through gaining value to their castor beans and secondly, the project will benefit the community health wise as the community will get access to castor oil for treating different abdominal diseases which affects much of the community members and more especially children.