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Value addition on Moringa brings in more income

Blog-Picture.pubThough Moringa is consumed unprocessed in countries such as India, the Agricultural Research Centre (ARC) of South Africa is making massive profits out of assorted products produced from Moringa.

Research at ARC has proved that Moringa is 7 times the vitamin C of Orange, 10 times the vitamin A of carrot, 17 times the calcium of milk, 15 times the potassium of banana, and 25 times the iron of spinach.

The just concluded Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development (GCARD3), exposed participants on innovative research approaches leading to value addition on indigenous medicinal plants in South Africa. A field trip to ARC revealed how result-oriented research can increase income of both research institutions and household farmers through the processing of agricultural produces into a number of branded products.  One of such plants looked at during the trip on 07th April, 2016 was Moringa which is grown locally at the ARC and local farmers.

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HELP By Liking, Commenting on YAP Proposal #30: “Kuroiler Chickens” (Robert Kibaya, Uganda)

IMG_0170This Project is going to help Youths in our community and it is included among the YAP Project Proposals. We ask you to help us by visiting the Project Link Below and do the following:

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Bluebonnet House to House delivery to the Elderly in Nakifuma villages

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In December 2015, KIRUCODO volunteers delivered Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church donated Humanitarian basic needs to the elderly people in Nakifuma villages. Most of the elderly are very weak to travel longer distances and because of this we decided to deliver the materials home to home unlike in Kikandwa villages where most of the elderly people walked up to the KIRUCODO offices to pick up their respective donations. Below is a photos slideshow covering the entire exercise. Again, we thank the Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of such great assistance to our communities. God Bless you. Enjoy the slideshow.

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2015 in review

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.

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Bluebonnet Hills December 2015 Support to the Elderly (Kikandwa Villages)

Blog-picThis December 2015 material donations to the elderly was distributed on 18th December, 2015 and it was again sponsored by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA. We reached to over 70 elderly in Kikandwa Villages; over 30 elderly in Nakifuma village and over 30 in Mbarara.
Thank you so much Bluebonnet Hills for helping the elderly in our communities. God Bless you as you enjoy the photo slide show below

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From 40 Kuroiler Hens and 4 cocks, we are now able to supply 1500 Kuroiler chicks to one of our clients in Mukono, Uganda

 A few weeks back, a client submitted an order to our Organization for supplying him 1500 one-day old Kuroiler chicks and last week we were able to deliver 500 chicks as you can see in the photo slideshow below and in the video above while brooding. The chicks were hatched from fertilized eggs from our 40 hens and 4 cocks plus 40 hens and 4 cocks from our two staffs. As you can remember, we started with 40 Kuroiler Hens and 4 cocks as per this Link provides for. At the comment, we have hatched over 4000 fertilized eggs into over 4000 Kuroiler chicks. Every week we take fertilized eggs to the hatchery and every week we deliver new one-day old chicks to our clients and to our local Brooding Centre in Kikandwa village. As an Organization (Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization – KIRUCODO), we no longer have an office space as almost all the office space was turned into a Brooding space. Some of our clients press orders for one day old, one week old, two weeks old and one month old Kuroiler chicks. Lastly, if you are out there and need to buy good quality Kuroiler chicks, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at any time. Please enjoy the photos below:

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Distribution of Pens and Pencils (from Pens for Kids UK) to over 230 children of St. John Kaama Primary School

DSCN0538On 30th June, 2015, we distributed Pens and Pencils to over 230 children of St. John Kaama Primary School in Nakifuma, Mukono, Uganda. The distributed Pens and Pencils were donated by Pens for Kids of UK. We thank Pens for Kids UK for this great assistance to poor schools in our community. Below in photos, is what happened during the distribution.

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