Previous Humanist Entrepreneur Grant Winners (samples)




$300 project directed by Mr. Kule Noah - Tel:+256756987602


The increased number of vehicles has led to a tremendous growth in the volume of scrap tyres. Every year, approximately 800 million scrap tyres and 3 million tonnes of used com-pounded rubber products are disposed around the globe and this amount is expected to increase by 1.4% for cars and 2.2% for commercial vehicles. In Uganda the number of motor vehicles on the road has maintained an upward trend, increasing by 34% between 1997 and 2001. That is an average of about 7% annually. Our major goal at Kasese  and kampala Waste Tire Recycling Center to reduce the number of waste tyres contaminating the environment by 98% through recycling, reuse and waste prevention by producing green products for the East African Community.

What problem is this project trying to address?

Improper disposal of used tires poses negative environmental impacts and it is also a waste of valuable materials and energy.Tires are resistant to natural decomposition and improper disposal pose negative environmental impacts, a waste of valuable materials and energy. When disposed of by landfills, tires remain intact for decades posing potential risk for leakage of zinc, sulphur and other pollutants into the groundwater.Many of Uganda's natural ecosystems are undergoing conversion, degradation, and decline in a totally unplanned and uncontrolled manner. Examples include: uncontrolled expansion of agricultural land; erosion of soils and a decline in soil fertility; falling quality and availability of water; unregulated encroachment and degradation of wetlands; encroachment of forest reserves; deforestation and overgrazing of rangelands; and invasion of weed species and bush encroachment. With the country's current population of 32 million set to double by the year 2020, these pressures are bound to be insurmountable without sustainable action at both the national and community levels.

GOAL: To improved economic development of orphans in primary schools and dropouts to access employment for self reliance in Kasese Uganda


a)   To train 30 orphans from salaam and African ark primary school drop outs in Tyres recycling into foot shoes for safety and health sanitation.

b)   To increase skills in tyre recycling to respond on impacts of climate change in Uganda.

c)    To promote entrepreneurship development through vocational skills in Making foot shoes out of tyres

d)   To procure recycling tool used for making tyres shoes for people to wear

How shoes are made out of tyres: PROPOSED PROJECT.


The project is dedicated to companies around the area that use scrap tires to produce different kinds of footwear. Tire tread is a precious material with very high wear-resistant properties and footwear benefits a lot from inclusion of this material in shoe soles. Examples we cite below use tyres to design bags and foot wears .

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Each person trained in shoe making shall be making profit of 600,000 and earning shall be 900000 ugandan shillings each month.



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Name of Group: Mubarak Bala, currently President, Nigeria Humanists

Number of Members: database shows 13,000

Humanist Organization: Nigeria Humanists

Address: No 40, Karkasara Qtrs, Kano, Nigeria.

Mobile Phone # with Bank Account: +23480328809889 Account: GTB 0048060131

(or) PayPal account: GTB 0048060131

Establishment of a Grill Joint beside my restaurant.

Project Description:

I will establish a grill joint outside of my restaurant to sell grilled fish, fried chips and eggs to customers, as per treat or fast food take-away. This would enhance the quality of food delivery for 'in-a-hurry' customers who would rather drive by than stay and eat the food inside the restaurant.

Project Budget (list all items needed and their cost) 

1. Grill Stand Metal-work and accompanying, gauze, coal trough for fries $95

2. Frying pan big/small and fetchers $75

3. Containers, and take-away packs, $45

4. Potatoes, Oil, Sauce/Spices components $35

5. Logistic/Labour/Transport $50

TOTAL — $300

Project Projected Income 

1 unit of fried chips with egg sells average at $1. We will make 20-30 units per day and higher at peak hours. Fish sells $3 and $5 for catfish and tilapia respectively. 

We would work six days a week excluding Sundays. 

We expect Makes $400-600 on average in a week, and $1,800 to $2,400 in a month. 

Enough to restock and pay the boys a salary of $100 in a month, huge compared to what they pay such workers in other places, we hope to train them as well as employ more boys as the business expands. 

If this plan works we would brand and make it more formal, increase welfare for the employees and open up branches somewhere else. 

Who Benefits from the Project? 

Both the shop and the grill side, would employ Almajiri, the abandoned boys that roam the streets begging for money and food, without proper education.

The restaurant already employed 10 of them, and gives them free food, as well as daily wages and stipends, also encourages them to save, enrol in school, or hawk small items that would independently sustain them in future.

Also, small profit, goes to sustain the Nigeria Humanist Project, as well as individuals with urgency from within our members, this happens time to time outside of our administrative schedule.



Name of Group: Nyakeya Women’s Foundation

Number of Members: 45 members

Humanist Organization: BuhangaThulibaghuma Women’s Group


Mobile Phone # with Bank Account: +256778784199

Project Theme: “Reduce zero hunger in poor families”

Project Location: Nyakeya Village, Kihungu Parish, Kyarumbu Sub County, Bukonzo East, Kasese District Uganda

Email Address:

To promote economic sustainability in kihungu parish, kyarumba sub county through mushroom growing

Objectives of the project

To create sustainable small scale enterprises for women

To maintain the natural foods through mushroom growing

To improve on human health through mushroom growing in kihungu parish, kyarumba sub county

Project Summary

On 13/05/2019 and End Date: 13/11/2019 Nyakeya women’s foundation shall start mushroom growing in kihungu parish – kyarumba Sub County, Kasese district for 3 months. The product improves human health because a mushroom has all food valves Participants shall be trained on how to cultivate mushrooms on a small scale project and has a short gestation period

Project Methodology

The project is a hand on practical doing. The beneficiaries will be guided on how to manipulate mushroom growing. Mushrooms are produced in dry and wet seasons. Few substrates are not locally available like mushroom seeds and others are locally available like cotton husks, coffee husks, lime stone, tapelines and all material used is chemical free

While being guided and trained into practical production we are building the group as a unite,

Gender and development in families, group rules, and group shared leadership; practical marketing and product pricing are some of the topics that will be discussed. The aim is to give the group a foundation to be able to improve economic sustainability hence mushroom growing

End of project ideas

After the training, once the time of harvest has reached to a marketing level, nyakeya womens foundation will establish /enter into marketing for products or produce and funds will be saved and shared among unite in line with payments of school fees at nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary schools so as to attain better and quality education in Kasese Uganda.

Target markets and entities

Our first groups will be public markets, shops, super markets, families and to anybody who needs our produce and skills for income generation at all levels.

When our products reach and gets famous, improved and branded spores will instantly and commercially produced leading to importation and exportation in the Rwenzori Region and Uganda as a whole.

Poverty alleviation concept

The training is based on the benefits, uses and ways of managing mushroom growing approaches to address food valves to boost human health leading to attainment of sustainable development goals.

Due to natural changes around the world, the training will stand on the use of mushroom and facts that limits good quality production and this mean that mushroom is of great benefit to human live because it is nitrous to human life and has no harm on the environment because substrates a wastes from other products like cotton husks from cotton and coffee husks form coffee

The project is based on sustainable farming policy

Immediate project outcomes

Improved small scale enterprises that boost human health and food security.

Space saving for sustainable agriculture.

Participants will gain skills of mushroom growing using local and improved substrates like mushroom seeds, lime stones, water, and black polythene assists in production

Groups formed will train others hence increase in production in kyarumba Cub County

Long Strategic outcomes

Agro-processing which involves drying shall be done after getting good market and expand in production

Improve human health to all people or homes affordable on a cheap price.

Increased Setup of improved small scale enterprises as income generating for economic sustainability.

Improve health and reduce malnutrition in kyarumba Sub County particularly among families or home states.

Project M&E Plan

The foundation will continue surveying to members participating in mushroom growing to families or homes states for human life awareness in kyarumba Sub County.

The 75% of reduction in destructive practices will sustain the project beneficiaries where evaluation forms, attendances, meetings, reports will evaluate the project.

Community involvement in project design, implementation and evaluation will last for the project lifecycle hence attaining our project goals and objectives.

The instant trainings, meetings with the community representatives and visitors at the project site which lead to project replication in various areas will enhance our new partners; government collaborations regarding the project hence attain our goal.

Project Budget

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Project Projected Income

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The project will train and empower a group of 24 participants directly as production unite and 1000 Community members indirectly.

These participants will be divided into 2 groups and deployed in different communities where 1 group will be for sensitization, awareness and training community members and another will be for mushroom growing and production at the project site.

How we selected beneficiaries.

The training focuses on women who burnt charcoal as their source of livelihood and power. The training will create a secure and safe income generating economic enterprises for sustainable livelihood and sustainable natural resources and village’s adaptation.










CONTACTS: MTN ACCOUNT: 0783699300/0789988338

Project Description

Juice selling is an entrepreneurial business that is highly demanded by people as the area is most times hit by high temperature that force most people to have refreshments as they cool out the body temperatures.  At our local centres, there are very few business people who have refrigerated items for selling and therefore, a lot of money is being missed at these centres since they are no service providers who are constant at those centres. 

The business will operate on a day to day basis as we the partners will be sharing days of work where every partner will be having some days of work in a week. 

The budget Cost of Items needed for the Project


Refrigerator - $96

Blender machines - $55

Buckets - $11          

Polythene bags - $5

Drinking straws - $5

Fruits to squeeze (passion fruits, mangoes, lemons and beetroots) - $82

Rent - $13

Dust been - $5

Glasses and cups - $11


Estimated profit and timeline

On average, the business is able to make a profit of Shs15,000 daily which is a monthly profit of Shs450,000. 

This may be realized after two months time after the business will have gained and be known by some customers.


Sales plan

Þ    We hope to lobby local shop attendants and other different business operators to buy our products/drinks

Þ    The business will ensure a clean environment that is appealing to all customers to motivate them like our services and products. 

Þ   We shall make sure that we make a mixture of flavoured squeezing local materials valuable fruits like passion fruits and Beetroots mixed together to attract clients from taking on our products.

How the community will benefit from the project

The community members will benefit by extending local drink products nearer to them that they can access at whichever time they may need them. 

Additionally, the community members are able to buy products from us which have a combination of fruits with different food values which are of health to their body systems especially to the young children.