Recently-Funded Humanist Entrepreneur Proposals

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CAFE PRAISE ABOKI - Kaduna, Nigeria (owned by three Nigerian Humanists)- FULLY FUNDED

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Pictures: Hassana Abdul, Mubarak Bala (Nigerian Humanists)

Contact email: mubarakbala@yahoo.com

Bank: 0048060131 GTBank

Mobile Phone: +2348032880989

Why are you an Ex-Muslim?

(Mubarak Bala) I am the President of Nigeria Humanists. I left Islam a decade ago, left the closet 5 years ago, was put in a psych asylum by parents who said I was delusional for denying imagined Allah, and for denying history (they meant the story of Adam and Eve). The lady in the photo is also  humanist, as is the other employee who is not pictured.

Project Description: 

Sell tea, snacks, homemade desserts, beverages, and smoothies from fruits and local herbs. After eating, many Nigerians want a beverages, either natural tea, or a fruit mash. The desserts would be home made, or semi-processed, and finished there.  People want local herbs after dinner, such as slimming and anti-cholesterol tea, or ginger tea, honey drinks, or hibiscus. We are getting bulk orders but we do not have enough working materials. 

Project Budget:

Stand, glass: $60

Hot water Flasks: 2 more at $50

Hot water kettle: $30

Herbs: Ginger, Hibiscus, Lemon grass, Tamarind, Cloves & others with no English name — $70

Flour for Doughs of snacks, yeasts, oils, butter, cheese, sugar: $65

Transportation and logistics, misc. : $25

Total: $300

Projected Income:

In the first week a profit of $50, then progressing to $70 in a fortnight, by the end of the month it would garner $150-$180 profit, given that there always is a ready market for tea herbs, snacks and beverages, especially after taking oily fries as dinner. 

Who Benefits from the Project? 

The two employed girls would take 2/3rd of income, and the restaurant 1/3rd. We also have many destitudes (divorced or abandoned middle aged women, mostly with kids, some even suckling babies, mostly divorced or not fed by husbands, who help washing dishes and clearing tables, who take leftover foods, unsold food, and what we could give away. So they too, have a lifeline behind the restaurant. 

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BRIQUETTE ECO-FRIENDLY PROJECT FOR ECONOMIC WOMEN EMPOWERMENT — FULLY FUNDED

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Katunura humanist association

Members: Lhusenge Mary, 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, Isemutahwa Esther, Nzeru Musa, Musoki Annet

Address:, Katunura, Kasokero, Kyondo. Kasese District

Contact person: MUGUME ENID

Mobile Phone Number: +256786041102. MTN

Project Description:

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND

The key insights to take home from humanistic theory are that: achieving happiness is often a matter of developing the freedom for yourself to pursue your deepest interests.

Katunura humanist association was initiated by 4 founder members who were both Catholic after identifying a secret behind religion. Katunura humanist association is a community based registered humanist association with kasese development Network therefore is operating legally. It is located in katunura village, kasokero parish in Kyondo Sub County. It has affiliation with Uganda Humanist Association (UHASSO) and Halea-Uganda.

Mission:

Embracing secular ethics believing in the common moral decencies of altruism, integrity, honesty, truthfulness and responsibility – essentially being ‘good without god’

OUR GOAL:

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

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

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 recyclingusing 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

Briquette press machine - 550,000

Training of beneficiaries - 460,000=

Transportation of a press machine from Bushenyi -100,000=

Grand total - USD 300

Project Projected Income

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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CHICKEN REARING PROJECT FOR SUSTAINABLE GENERATION - FULLY FUNDED

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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.

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GOAT KEEPING PROJECT FOR WAR-AFFECTED WOMEN IN CONGO - FULLY FUNDED

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Group: DEMOCRATIQUE REPUBLIQUE DU CONGO HUMANIST ASSOCIATION

Members:

1.     AMIERANCE JANE

2.     MUTUKAMBALI NORBERT KAMBALE

3.     DEBORRAH   MUSONDAGHUNDI

4.     KYAKI MARY

5.     ESPOIR MUSU

6.     SAALAMA RITHE

7.     JULLIETTE FURAH

8.     BAHATI CLARRIS

9.     SHAMMU ZAKI

10.  ZAWADE DIEULLA

11.  KAVUGHO  ESPERANCE

12.  SAFI ZERESI

13.  MUTOMBO LEOCE

14.  MORINE SILVIN

15.  SETHU CLUADDE

Do You agree with the Humanist Oath? - YES

Project Location: BOLEMA, BASHU, BASONGORA, BENI, NUD KIVU, FIZI-BENI

Contact person’s name: MUTUKAMBALI  NORBERT  KAMBALE

Contact person’s email address: democratiquerepubliqueducongohumanist@yahoo.com

Contact person for UseRemit wiring: Shamsuddin

Your Mobile Phone Number: +243994224084 MTN

We are humanist because of the following,

Achieving happiness is often a matter of developing the freedom for yourself to pursue your deepest interests, and that 2) there are many ways that your deepest interests can get sabotaged or buried. You will need to overcome any road blocks (which frequently take the form of either fear or duty) before you become free. Techniques that tend to be helpful in getting you back on track tend to play towards your emotions (helping you reconnect with your buried desires and feel their motivating force.

Project Description:

Local goat keeping has been initiated as one of the project that can lift the living standards of rural people most affected women in Democratique Republique du Congo.

Goat keeping was preferred among many projects because of the following reasons,

·        Local goats are resistant to tropical harsh climatic conditions.

·        Goats are easily accepted by all members of the society 

·        Local goats are resistant to tropical climatic diseases.

·        Goat meat is on high demand/most expensive than any other animal kept in Democratique Repub;ique du Congo.

·        Goat milk is pure and more expensive than cow milk in our area

·        They are cheap to keep in terms of feeding, medication.

·        Availability of green pasture/vegetation in the area. Congo is a full of different types of vegetation that will favour grazing.

PROJECT MISSION:

To empower women with skills so as to reduce on the prevailing poverty among war and Ebola affected women in Congo so as to meet their basic needs and their living standards.

Below is the budget on how the funds will be spent and the amount of money funded will be use to purchase local goat of good quality.

Project objectives,

·        It will increases household income to the beneficiaries/women through selling milk a day. One cup of goat milk is $ 0.25

·        It will improve the diet of the women and their children through the milk produced so as to control malnutritional diseases.

·        It will add manure to the soil through the goat dung.

·        It will improve on the standards of living through increasing their life span.

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

Purchase of  goats (10 at $25) $250

Transport of goats - $ 20

Mobilization - $ 5

Trainings - $ 20

veterinary - $ 5

GRAND TOTAL - $ 300

Project Projected Income

·        One cup of goat milk is $ 0.25 and a goat produces 5 cups a day if feed well and a week each beneficiary is expected to earn $ 8.7 and this will help them to meet some of their basic needs. In a year a beneficiary will earn $ 455.

This amount of money will greatly improve the living standards of women and helping them to send their children to school and meeting other basic needs.

Who Benefits from the Project? 

The beneficiary of the project will be the war affected women and Ebola survivors and 10% humanist. We will initially begin with 10 beneficiaries.

Our project will be revolving one where each beneficiary will return on goat (kid) that will be given to another beneficiary by then who will be selected.

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GOAT KEEPING FOR WOMEN ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROJECT

FREE THINKERS HUMANIST ASSOCIATION

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certified by HALEA-UGANDA and UGANDA HUMANIST ASSOCIATION 

17 Members 

Address: Village: Itojo / Parish: Kyabandara / Sub County: Karugutu / District:  Ntoroko

Contact person: Masika Annet

EMAIL: freehumanist@yahoo.com

Mobile Phone: +256789561413 - MTN-Uganda

Project: In the Kasese District of Uganda, women and girls face interconnected challenges such as poverty, malnutrition, and unsafe living conditions. Women Empowerment and Livelihood Links need to addressed so free humanist association has initiated goat keeping for economic women empowerment. We will train women in goat marketing and goat management skills for self reliance to HIV positive/affected, widows and disabled and suffering from related health ailments. The participants will form into 10 self-help groups to share experiences and discuss challenges, and a Village Savings and Loans Association will be established to promote a strong savings culture.

Goats are multi-functional animals. Farmers can produce them for meat and for milk but there are a wide variety of products which can be got from goats, such as fiber, manure and skins, among others.

The most profitable goats at the moment are the white savanna goat. Others include the Boer, Toggenburg and local breeds like the Mubende which will be given out to the direct beneficiaries of the project. Goats can be kept in pens on a small piece of land while those who keep them in their homes keep them in their backyards. The pen system allows the farmer to monitor his or her animals, what they eat, and for any signs of diseases.

They are resistant to tropical diseases and harsh climatic conditions

Goat keeping favours every culture in Uganda because it is the only animal kept by every tribe in our area.

Goat milk and meat is on high demand.

The human population is growing steadily creating a significant and increasing demand for Goat meat in Uganda and in the Arab world.

The capital investment for the farmer is relatively low, the reproductive turnover is high and managing Goats is not labour intensive.

The genetic potential of the local Goats is improved by selection and cross-breeding and if this is combined with improved feeding and health, overall production gains could be considerable.

Feeding of goats
 Goats are good feeders, in that they will eat anything on offer.

  • They require a mixed diet (grasses, legumes, shrubs, tree leaves, crop residues and weeds) in order for them to receive a balanced diet and to reduce the effects of poisonous plants should there be any in the feed.

  • Goats prefer clean, fresh or well-conserved forage.

  • Goats will not eat dirty, wet or rotting feed.

  • Give little feed at a time to avoid wastage.

  • Goats are browsers and will prefer to feed on small trees and shrubs as their basic diet

  • If Goats are housed, tie feed on pegs, side poles, and roof or on horizontal beams from which branches are tied.

  • Goats are selective and will always prefer to eat the better parts of the feed. Young shoots and fleshy leaves are preferred.

  • Goats are able to eat and utilize certain plants that are not utilized by other livestock species, like sheep and cattle.

  • Goat feed is made up of 74% tree and shrub leaves and 26% grass.

Project Budget:

Mobilization - $40

Goats - $213

Transportation - $10

Training $30

Monitoring and Evaluation - $7

Total — $300

Projected Income - One mature female goat produces averagely 4-5 cups of milk in a day where by one cup of goat milk costs ugx 1200 in most parts. a goat can produce 4 cups which will cost ugx 1200 x 4 equals to ugx 4800 per day and in a month it will accumulate ugx 1200 x 4 cups a day x 7 days in a week x 4 weeks which accumulates ugx 134,400 and in a year a farmer will get ugx 6,988,800 ($ 1863.68)

Who Benefits?

The project will directly benefit both humanist and non humanist where only 20% of the beneficiaries will be humanist. We will train women in goat keeping skill so to increase on their household income