It ahs been another exciting three months up in Mbata Village in Western Uganda. Even though the fundraising from your generous donations has been a little slow recently, the commuinity are still working as hard as ever to make things happen for themselves.
With brickmaking finished, they have started construction of the building that will house the Farmers Enterprise Centre. The whole community is looking forward to it, and came out to meet us when we were there last month. They showed us all the different crops and produce that they grow on their farms, and which they're looking forward to making much more productive and profitable for themselves once the FEC is operating.
If you want to share the fundraising link for the project with any friends and family, or on social media, the hardworking farmers of Mbata will thank you from the bottoms of their hearts!
Thank you once again for your generous donations to help us build a farmers enterprise centre in Mbata village.
Huge progress has been made in the past few months. The site has been selected and cleared in the community. A legal co-operative made up of local farmers has been formed to lead the project with huge buy-in from the community. Local youths have been trained in the manufacture of interlocking stablised soil blocks (special bricks made using local materials and less cement, so are good for the environment and cheaper!), and they have manufactured 14080 blocks ready for construction. We recieved the permit for construction from the District Physical Planner, and building began on the 8th November.
Its so exciting to see progress being made, and we hope to have the building up and running by early January.
Your support in continuing to invest in this community and provide the infrastructure for them to grow is extremely important to us. Even though we've made good progress with the building, once it is installed there will still be so much to do with capacity building and training, and the installation of agricultural processing technologies inside. GlobalGiving are running a special matching campaign for new montly donors starting in December and we'd love it if you considered signing up! Any amount, however small, will make a difference to us and the community in Mbata.
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