July 2019 Humanist Entrepreneur Proposals

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GROUNDNUT PROCESSING PROJECT

Basima Womens Foundation

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Kapuru Zephanus - contact person

Members of the Group: Kapuru Zephanus, Muhindo Pross, Biira Marcyline, Kabugho Moreen, Masereka Jimmy, Ahehwa Albert, Kyakimwa Agness, Baluku Joackim, Masika Gybellah Atho, Mumbere Mic Asinjya, Mbambu Juliet, Ithungu Dorick, Kule Ronald, Kule Julius 

Humanist Organization: African Women’s Dignity Foundation                  

Address: Mubawa Village, Mubawa parish, Bwera Sub-county

Mobile Phone # with Bank Account: 0772446232

Project Description:

We intend to establish a groundnut grinding center which will help to increase the incomes of the organization. The groundnuts will be bought, fried, then grinded and ready to be eaten. The grinded groundnuts will be sold to the local community by the women members of the organization in the surrounding communities. In the project area there is a high demand for groundnuts as well as groundnut oils. After extracting groundnut oils the groundnut remaining will be sold as pigs, chicken meals etc hence getting double profits

Project Budget

Groundnut grinding machine - 70

Groundnut oil extraction - 110

1 sack of groundnut - 71

1 Frying pans - 10

1Backets - 10

1 Saucepans - 10

1 Weighing scale  - 19

TOTALS - $ 300

Project Projected Income

We expect to produce one hundred kilograms of grinded groundnuts a day and a kilogram is equivalent to 4700 Uganda shillings thus 470,000 a day and equals $ 103 in a single day. ALSO about 57 liters of groundnut oils will be produced, 1 Letter of grounded oil being sold at 11000 (Eleven thousand Uganda shillings, that means each day we will be collecting 627000 (six hundred twenty seven thousand shillings only. Hence 4389000 (Four million three hundred eighty nine thousand shillings) will be collected within a shortest period of time. All the estimated income and profits are for a single day and a week.

Who Benefits from the Project?

 The members will benefit from the project their children and the community members who will get services in their locality. No wastage of funds for transport purposes to get a service.

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Sun-Day Music Group (Kurdish Humanists - in Istanbul, Turkey)

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contact person: Dilan Yesilyaprak (a member of Sun-Day Music Group) 

4 Members: Kajin Dara, Zelis Kizilkan, Firat Cakilci and Dilan Yesilyaprak

Address: Telsizler Mahallesi, Besik Sokak No: 36/5, Kagithane, Istanbul

Mobile Phone: +90 507 817 15 97

Bank Account: Turkiye Is Bankasi - IBAN: TR690006400000134220736583

Project Description:

We do Kurdish music in Istanbul with drum, santoor, kemancha, clarinet. We are humanist musicians that want to reach out and share our Kurdish culture. 

Project Budget: Rehearsal space and Publicity

Who benefits? Humanists, free thinkers, music lovers, and the Kurdish community. 

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Rice Farming Project

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Your Name or Name of Group

Kabiru Bala Muhammad

Humanist Organization You Belong To —- Humanist Association of Nigeria

Address: Kofar Arewa, Danhassan, Kano State

Your Mobile Phone # with Bank Account:

+2348037046054

Guaranty Trust Bank — 0208856767

Project Description:

I want to go into rice farming as I live in a fertile area where farming is profitable.

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

Land hire $50

Seed $60

Fertilizer $85

Transportation $40

I will do the manual work myself to cut cost. Total= $235

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

Rice is usually harvested after an average of 3 months. when everything goes according to plan, 50% of the operational cost can be realized as profit. Another round of farming will follow after harvesting and before the end of the raining season, a significant amount of profit can be made.

 Who Benefits from the Project? 

Myself and my family, the community I live and any other person that I can be able to help

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Eco-Briquette Project for Women Empowerment - Kasitu Humanist Association

Members: NAUME BAHATI, KISEHYA BEBSON, KYAKIMWA ANNA, KANANGA MARY, MBAMBASI SARA, ALICE LEBU, JENIPHER KATSIMBA, POLONIA KISORO, JANE MUHOTO, MEDRESS KABUGO, MIRINGA JESCA, TINAH SHAMMAH, SYLIVIA KASARA, BREILYN ALISTON, MUSOKA SADRESS

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Humanist Organization You Belong To: Uganda Humanist association (UHASSO) AND HALEA-Uganda haleauganda@gmail.com or katomukasa@yahoo.co.uk

Address: Kasitu village, Kisinga Sub County, Kasese District

Your Mobile Phone # with Bank Account: +256781983950

WHY WE ARE HUMANIST

Humanism is important because it a time when people believe in humanity rather than supernatural power and superstition.

Humanism is a democratic and ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. We become humanist because we found out that many women are becoming poor because they rely on religious beliefs telling them that praying to supernatural powers they will overcome their problems.

We only believed that through humanism the world can change and develop rapidly through our own thinking and implementing science, technology and critical thinking.

Kasitu Humanist Association was founded by 2 founder members and registered with kasese district development network (kadde-net)authorities and Uganda Humanist association and Halea. For reference haleauganda@gmail.com. Kasitu humanist association has 15 registered members who participate in humanistic activities and promoting humanism value and ethics. 

Mission statement

Our mission is to build a secular community where non-believers can feel safe and supported. We support critical thinking and evidence-based understanding of the natural world. ... We seek to use our human capacities of empathy, compassion and rational thinking as the foundation for ethical behaviour.

Slogan - Take the risk for thinking yourself, much more happiness, truth, beauty and wisdom will come your way

Aims and objectives of Kasitu Humanist Association:

  • Promoting democracy, the tolerance of individual diversity, allowing each person to exercise his or her own choices/right.

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

  • Conserving the natural ecosystem and environment from destruction, coupled with the elimination, of disease and poverty.

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

Project Description

Biomass briquettes are a bio fuel alternative to coal, charcoal and wood. Briquettes, made of compressed blocks of coal dust, are commonly used in the developing world, where alternative cooking fuels are often in short supply. Biomass briquettes, mostly made of green waste and other organic materials, provide not only a more eco-friendly alternative to coal based briquettes and wood, but are manufactured from a readily available, low-cost fuel source, often disposed off as waste.

The Bio Briquettes Project, will be coordinated locally by Kasitu Humanist association, envisions supporting and expanding an existing bio briquettes cottage industry in Kasese, Uganda that turns maize and cassava bi-product into a source of fuel.

Support for bio briquettes production in Kasese will not only provide local women an additional fuel source and income stream, but will also positively impact local initiatives to combat climate change and deforestation.

The project is directed toward achieving the following objectives:

  • Add value to agro-waste and household by-products that would otherwise end-up unused, causing local waste pollution.

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

  • 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.

In addition, 20 women from four villages will be trained in the treatment of biomass as a source of income and the use biomass briquettes as an alternative heating and cooking fuel.

Although targeted at women and adolescent mothers, who are mostly responsible for cooking and heating, training will include instruction for the entire community to learn of and adopt the use of biomass briquette as a readily available and dependable fuel source.

Project Background

Sustainable sources of wood fuel have diminished. Many poor families’ household budgets strain under the dwindling supply and increasing cost of fuel sources. Deforestation has also become a worldwide epidemic due to poverty, pressures of population growth, and low innovations in the clean energy sector. There is an urgent need for substitutes to the production of charcoal briquettes due to the scarcity of firewood and trees for charcoal-making. Charcoal consumption in Kasese and surrounding areas is unsustainable. Unless a viable alternative is successfully implemented, the urban poor in Kasese and surrounding neighborhoods will suffer an energy crisis with serious nutritional and health consequences. 

This project addresses the greenhouse emissions from both unmanaged decomposing waste, as well as from deforestation by replacing wood and charcoal. If the biomass resources are properly utilized through simple technology in making a cleaner and efficient form of energy, it will bring many positive changes to the lifestyle and economy of the local people. 

This project aims to achieve community driven socio-economic development in an area where 80% of the population live on less than 1 USD a day, while promoting environmental sustainability in communities where there is an increasing unmet demand for charcoal. The project will establish a useful model of waste cycling into alternative low cost biomass fuel, which is healthier than charcoal through compressing waste materials such as corn-cobs, charcoal dust, saw-dust and organic household waste in combination with mill waste (flour) or used paper to bind them. The resultant briquettes are also cost-effective and smokeless, thus being beneficial in terms of economic, environment and public health. It also provides a new waste management strategy that reduces environmental pollution.

It is also well known that many people earn their income from fuel wood and charcoal production, distribution and sales. In many nations this employment constitutes the single largest form of employment in the informal sector of the national economy. In short, forest destruction will continue unless an equally attractive employment opportunity is found in the provision of a sustainable fuel alternative.

  • Almost 2 million deaths each year are caused by breathing smoke from indoor cooking fires.

  • Respiratory infections are the leading cause of death of young children worldwide

  • An estimated 50 billion hours are spent collecting firewood each year.

  • In some areas where wood and charcoal are scarce, more than a quarter of a family’s income is spent on fuel.

The market for cooking fuel is increasing year by year. Population growth in Uganda is 5.6 % per year 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 to import firewood from 2020 onwards. 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 we have initiated this briquette making project.

LOCAL INNOVATION

Maize and cassava are key staple foods in the area, the cobs, which remain when the corn is removed, are unusable and thus waste. However, their internal structure makes them ideal for carbonization through partial oxidation which turns the cobs into charcoal. To increase the efficiency, the corn cobs will be combined with charcoal residues, which can be acquired freely through charcoal sales point clean-up, and organic components of the garbage collected from households which is dried, ground and compacted. The mill waste (flour residues) will also be used as the binder in the briquetting process.

The project has the following key benefits:-

(a) Energy demand and supply: Replacement of inefficient existing “household energy” and improvement of energy efficiency. New innovation for renewable energy promoting the switching from fuel-wood to charcoal briquettes from abandoned agro-wastes.

(b) Livelihood support: New form of skills training for the community creating new jobs and a little supplementary income.

(c) Climate change mitigation: For every ton of biomass charcoal briquette, about 88 trees with a diameter of about 10 cm is saved from cutting for firewood and charcoal making, decreasing the rate of deforestation which will in turn serve as carbon sink; emissions from transportation of charcoal is of smaller magnitude, and thus ignored. 

(d) 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. This solution makes efficient use of organic waste because (i) charcoal pyrolysis has a much shorter turnover time than composting, and (ii) charcoal is in extremely high demand in urban areas where the waste originates, thereby foregoing the need for long-distance transport.

(e) Alleviation of urban energy poverty: Charcoal supply from rural Uganda 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).

(f) Land Use and Forestry: Land degradation prevented by conserving the trees/ woodlands that otherwise will be cut-down for fuel-wood and charcoal. 

PROJECT MISSION:

To empower women with skills so as to reduce on the prevailing poverty so as to meet their basic needs and their living standards and creating a friendly eco-system.

Below is the budget on how the funds will be spent and the amount of money funded will be use to purchase a briquette pressing machine, facilitators allowance.

Briquette Production Process

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PROJECT BENEFICIARIES AND SELECTION 

50% of the beneficiaries will be humanist families and 50% will none humanist. We have so far selected those families after a participatory approach we conducted to find out why many families are poor and we were partnered by the community local leaders in selecting them through a fair selection.

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

 Through research conducted, it was discovered that a day a woman can produce 10 kgs of briquettes where one kilogram costs UGX 1,000 meaning that one day a woman will earn ugx 10,000,in a month she will earn ugx 300,000 (USD 86.0) and in a year she will earn 3,650,000 which is equivalent to USD 1042.85) which is a lot of money to sustain the family.

Who Benefits from the Project? 

The project will benefit all families regardless of any discrimination. The beneficiaries will be the marginalized families and the humanist members. Briquettes will be sold to hotels, schools, families around and restaurants and individuals as indirect beneficiaries.

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LOCAL WASTE INTO ECO-PRODUCTS - 2019- Kyanya Women’s Trust

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Number of Members: 85 members

Humanist Organization: Buhanga Thulibaghuma Women’s Group

Email: kwtrust20@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

https://youtu.be/C-8W6rxFVnM

https://youtu.be/rkBxgraKr_E

https://youtu.be/2H6LKUku6T8

https://youtu.be/A1t_SUKR1og

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PEARL BRICK MAKING & LAYING PROJECT

from Peter Claver Birimuye / Pearl Vocational Training College;

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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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PIGGERY KEEPING PROJECT

Katunura Humanist Association

Katunura Humanist association has a total number of members 20 in number including women and men. Below are the names of members,

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Humanist Who Recommends You: 

Uganda Humanist association (UHASSO)  haleauganda@gmail.com  /kato.mukasa@yahoo.com 

Your Address:

Village: Katunura

Parish: Kasokero 

Sub County: Kyondo 

District:  Kasese District

Your Mobile Phone # with Bank Account:

TEL NO: +256786041102 — Mugume Enid)

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 therefore is operating legally. It is located in katunura village, kasokero parish in Kyondo Sub County. It has affiliation with Uganda Humanist Association (UHASSO).

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

The Group will implement a piggery production project for 14 poor rural farmers (10 women, 4 humanist members) in the area. The project is expected to provide income to the participating. Most of our beneficiaries are women who either didn’t have any formal education or had some but stopped at very low level which cannot grant them employment in the formal sector.   On qualifying with the basics of functional adult literacy, reading, writing and numeracy, this still cannot guarantee them employment in the formal sector. More Ugandans are slipping into poverty with the number of poor people increasing from 6.6 million in 2012/13 to 10 million in 2016/17, according to the Uganda National Household Survey (UNHS) 2016/17 report released by the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS). MOST women still live on less than $1.25 per day and they cannot afford to meet all their basics needs and cannot afford three meals a day,” poverty rose in western Uganda especially in parts of kasese, because people in the region purely depend on small scale agriculture and is always hit hardest during drought having no alternative source of income to supplement their families.

Piggery project was selected among many projects after a surveillance that was conducted by us in two sub counties. It was found out that women are the one hit by poverty because they are denied their chances to join the economic world. Beneficiaries were selected through a true and fair methodology where the community leaders especially local council leaders are the one selected in partnership with us after a serious assessment. 

Piggery project was selected among many projects due to the following reasons,

  • Pigs are the only livestock stock animals that mature in the shortest period of time.

  • Pigs produce more piglets compared to other farm animals meaning that can generate income in the quickest and shortest period of time and this indicates that it can lift women out of prevailing poverty affecting them and helping them to start their own business. One pig can produce approximately 8-12 piglets that will generate income farrowing

  • Pigs feed on any food stuff provided to it.

Expected project outcomes,

  • Increased household income among the beneficiaries 

  • Good health among the community through enjoying pork and bacon

  • Improved high standards of living and stable income that will help them to meet their basic needs.

  • Pig dropping/dung is a source of organic manure that will improve on the soil fertility so to support crop growth.

Project Budget

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Grand total — 1,730,000

We are only requesting $ 300 to supplement our project and the remaining amount will be catered by Katunura Humanist Association.

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

Among the live stock animals, pigs are the only one that can accumulate or generates income in the quickest and shortest possible time among the rural poor farmers. One pig produces 8-12 piglets per one farrowing where one piglet is sold ugx 60,000 (USD 17.14) meaning that a farmer will get approximately Ugx 480,000 equal to (USD 137.14) if a pig produces only 8 piglets.

Who Benefits from the Project? 

The project will benefit all people regardless blood, tribe, religion, and ethnicity. The beneficiaries will be humanist affected by poverty and needy women. 14 beneficiaries will benefit directly by receiving pigs. Pigs will be distributed in 5 villages of Kyondo sub county namely,

  • Kasokero

  • Bulighisa

  • Bweta

  • Ngome

  • Kinyabiseke

The above mentioned villages were hit by drought and left many women in distress condition and living them in poverty.

FOR MORE REFERENCE CONTACT

1. Director Uganda Humanist Association (UHASSO) haleauganda@gmail.com  

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SPOKEN ENGLISH CLASS - TAUGHT BY EX-MUSLIM-IN-HIDING - IN SRI LANKA

  • FUNDED

EX-MUSLIM-IN-HIDING-IN-SRI LANKA — needs relocation & startup funding for a new career teaching English

– “Amir Husain” (pseudonym for protection) - Activist

PROJECT BACKGROUND: 

”I HAVE RECEIVED NUMEROUS DEATH THREATS FROM EXTREMIST ISLAMIC GROUPS DUE TO MY ACTIVITIES THAT PROMOTES RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, HUMAN RIGHTS, WOMEN RIGHTS, AND CHILD PROTECTION. I HAVE ALSO PARTICIPATED IN MANY ON FIELD ACTIVITIES FOR THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN & WOMEN. (I OPPOSE THE SLAVERY CONDITIONS OF CHILDREN IN THE MADRASSAS.)

I AM IN GREAT DANGER IN THE LARGE CITY WHERE I LIVE AND I NEED TO RELOCATE TO A SAFER PLACE – A SMALLER TOWN IN ANOTHER PART OF SRI LANKA.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

I WILL SUPPORT MYSELF HERE WITH A NEW CAREER - TEACHING SPOKEN ENGLISH TO JOB SEEKERS. I AM WELL-QUALIFIED TO DO THIS BECAUSE I RECEIVED AN A GRADE – WITH DISTINCTION - IN THE ENGLISH G.C.E. EXAMINATION. I STUDIED ENGLISH IN A WELL REPUTED INSTITUTE UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF EPERT TEACHERS IN SRI LANKA, AND I EXCELLED IN PUBLIC SPEAKING AND DEBATE AT MY ENGLISH LANGUAGE SCHOOL.”

PROJECT BUDGET: 

RELOCATION ( FINDING BOARDING ROOM ) 75$

RENTING A PLACE TO TEACH: 90$

FURNITURE ( DESK / TABLES / CHAIRS) 60$

WRITING BOARD AND MARKER PENS - 25$ 

PUBLICITY AND HANDBILLS - 50$

TOTAL : 300$

PROJECT PROJECTED INCOME:

40 STUDENTS EXPECTED FOR THE BEGINNING. EACH STUDENT WOULD BE CHARGED 8$.

MONTHLY INCOME: 8 X 40 = 320$

THESE FUNDS WILL ENABLE ME TO SURVIVE AND CONTINUE CONTRIBUTING TO THE WORK AND ACTIVITIES IN ALL POSSIBLE WAYS.

DONATE HERE:

https://humanists.global/business-projects/sri-lanka-spoken-english-class-taught-by-ex-muslim-in-hiding

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THE EMBROIDERY PROJECT - FUNDED

Name of contact person: Mrs. ITHUNGU GRACE

Contact  details:  +256 (0)782279645

Humanist organization.  African Women’s Dignity Foundation-AWDF

                                         P.O. BOX 282 KINYAMASEKE

Board members:

  1. Mrs. Ithungu Grace

  2. Mbambu Juliet

  3. Pelucy Biira

  4. Masika Jovia

  5. Biira Oliva

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Description of Project:

This project has been selected by the members of African Women’s Dignity Foundation to equip knowledge and skills into the members in locally designing clothes by use of hand niddles. The pieces of clothes that will be designed and sold are table clothes, curtains, hand chiefs, hand bags, mobile telephone bags made of cloth, pillows and embroidery crafts which make wear and display including all other kinds of clothes that are highly demanded. The clothes will be put in rings of different sizes in either circle or square rings of different sizes respectively made of metal and the  niddles and threads of different colors will be used by use of hands.

In addition touches and textures on all clothes will be designed. This project will equip 30 women with knowledge and skills and this will help to reduce the vulnerability of women in the project area.  The sales from the embroidery project will be used to buy more of the clothes to ensure progress of the project.

Project Budget

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Project projected income

This project will earn Shs20,000  on a daily basis. This means that the Embroidery business will make a monthly profit of Shs600,000.  This will be realized in approximately a period of two month.ed income.

This project will earn Shs20,000  on a daily basis. This means that the Embroidery business will make a monthly profit of Shs600,000.  This will be realized in approximately a period of two month. 

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NATURAL MILLET FIBER BASKET KNITTING

(50% FUNDED)

Name of Group: Nyakasanga Women Empowerment Group

Number of Members:15

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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: HALEA

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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PINEAPPLE PROJECT - FUNDED

Kanungu Humanist Association

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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GOAT KEEPING FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT — FUNDED

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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KITENGI PRINT BAGS AND CRAFT - FUNDED

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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Basket Making Project By Underprivileged Community Integrated Development Initiative (UCOIDI) for the Batwa (Pygmy) Community.

(NOT YET ELIGIBLE, NEEDS HUMANIST CERTIFICATION, AND FEMALE LEADERSHIP)

Applicant: UCOIDI 

Location:  Ntandi Ward  opposite Semlik National Park              

Ntandi Town Council – Bundibugyo Uganda

Hadad  Asuman Tel: 0779312512  Project Leader

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Email: batwacommunity@gmail.com

Project Members:

1.   Kainja Wilson brother to the king of the Batwa

2.   Mbambu Zahara  Murungi

3.   Marion Kobusinge

4.   Marion Kobusinge

5.   Biira Margret

6.   Kabugho Julian

7.   Masika  Lilian

8.   Biira Maculate.

9.   Bagambe Eve

10.Biira Sheilla

11.Thungu Lukia

12.Masika  Robina

13.Biira Sania 

14.Mbambu  Asiimwe

Start-Up Funds Needed: 300 $

Project Description: 

Basket Making is a unique project by us the Batwa Community who live near the semlik forest National park in Ntandi town Council a place which receives 15,000 tourists annually. We used to stay in the Semlik forest National Park but later Government and other Humanitarian agencies rehabilitated us into the community just adjacent the National park. This did not change our way of living in the forest life. Semi permanent Houses were built for us but the iron thatched houses make a lot of noise. A lot of beliefs attached to our Culture but as a humanist initiative in this area, we have high hope that the projects will create a lot of impact in changing us from certain beliefs and dogma as well as building on values that will lead to sustainable livelihoods.

The project is Unique that the Baskets are made from plastic stripe recycled materials and the finished products are cost effective which renders it a profit making status initiative that can empower and sustain our lives of the Batwa who most of the members in this group are women. The project will help to raise income to support our children to go to school. The project will also create motivation and self esteem to understand to be important Human beings and reduce on the beliefs that when non Batwa community members When they have sex with us it treats back ache which has made us vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and most of the times we spend time on alcoholism because we are marginalized to the extent that we don’t access government programs hence absolute poverty and high illiteracy levels in our community. The project will also enhance ecotourism because the visitors who come to see us because of our unique image and being short people they would like to see our natural colored baskets and all other aspects of hand work that we make. We are very proud to be humanists because all most in our life history we believed in certain beliefs and witchcrafts but when we were mentored into humanism we therefore adopted Humanism values for development and believing in one life that we own.

 Local Competition: 

There is little competition

This project will make money because of the huge demand of basket products and the costs of the materials used are not as much expensive and locally available in the nearby shops and the Natural colored baskets that will be produced will be a boost to the tourism industry in Bundibugyo because Bundibugyo receives 15,000 tourists annually and they like the Natural colored baskets. 

The cost of one roll of recycled plastic strip is 60,000 UGX and 20 baskets can be made from one Roll. 

A small hand bag or basket product is sold at 5000 UGX and a big one at 8000 UGX

Budget

Cost of Items Needed for Project

18 Rolls of recycled stripes -284$

Transport – 16$

Total : 300$

INCOME

18 Roll costs 284$ and each roll makes 20 products sold each 5000 the small ones and 8000 a big basket since one roll will make 12 small baskets and 8 big baskets this means the total cost of the sale of small baskets is 60,000 UGX and the total sale amount of the big baskets per roll is 64,000 when you add both the small and the big baskets it makes a total of 124,000 UGX Per sale.

18 rolls will make 360 products , 216 small baskets and 144 big baskets using the calculations above it will make a total amount of  cash at hand 2,232,000 UGX  which is equivalent to 587$ Per sale every month .

This will be a highly Profitable Project that will create impact soon and building hope for the Batwa community in Bundibugyo District.

TIMELINE

The project will be making a profit right a way with in the first month of project inception.

287$ is expected per quarter and 1148$ annually.

COMMUNITY BENEFIT

The Profits Raised will help to buy scholastic materials for our children attending school.

Buy sanitary pads for the girls.

Pay tuition to bright and needy Children.

Fully Participate in Corporate Social Responsibilities like supporting maternal health  , HIV/AIDS ,VCT Services , Youth friendly services , Hygiene and sanitation Campaigns , Health Camps to mention but a few. This will be an assurance for Sustainability of this project beyond funding.