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Cloth Home-Made Masks for the less privileges

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Following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, new strange laws are beginning to be put in force and one of them is this one below:

“It has finally been gazetted. Failure to wear a mask while in a Public place is actually a criminal offence.

Section 6(1)(b) as read with section 11 of the Regulations. If found guilty you can be liable to a fine of 20,000/= or imprisonment for 6 months or both. Failure to wear a mask in a public or private transport and public transport operators Section 5(4) must wear mask.”

Currently, majority of people have no access to masks and again to many they are expensive. This has created panic to less privileged groups who actually make up the majority.

After realizing all the challenges and with the utilization of basic tailoring skills acquired from TPR Development Center- Pollination Funded project, Florence started to produce masks for the vulnerable in communities around Mukono District.

Improved Efficient Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS)

IMG_9843After critical review of the feedback collected from users of the first developed Efficient Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS), KIRUCODO and YITEDEV Teams under the leadership of SUN24 have come up with an improved stove.

The improved model has the following:

-Easily installed removable metal pot rests.

-The stove is big enough to the extent that is is now possible to cook a meal of a bigger family.

-Uses less firewood

-Produces very little smoke

-Cooks very fast with very minimal energy loss.

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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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Mukono District NGO Network APPRECIATED Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) for its Community Development Projects

Today, Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) has been appreciated by the Mukono District NGO Network for its Community Development Projects.

This could not be so possible without the Support of all of you our Partners, Volunteers and Friends. We appreciate so much all your continued  Support towards our Organization and God Bless you all.

Yours

Robert Kibaya (Executive Director) on behalf of the Entire KIRUCODO Executive Committee; Staffs and all Members

Certificate-of-Appreciation_KIRUCODO

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 57 trips to carry that many people.

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2013 in review for Rural Africa Facts Blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 2,800 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 47 trips to carry that many people.

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GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

GIVE A CHANCE TO RURAL SCHOOLS AND THE ELDERLY TO ACCESS CLEAN AND SAFE WATER BY DONATING AND PASSING ON TO YOUR RESPECTIVE NETWORKS

Donate now at Global Giving to give the Elderly and Rural Schools a chance to have access to safe and clean water. Follow this LINK to submit your Donation. Check below for more information:

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THREE RAIN WATER HARVESTING TANKS INSTALLATIONS AT THREE RURAL PRIMARY SCHOOLS

Highlights on current tank installations at the three rural community schools.

Highlights on current tank installations at the three rural community schools.

The current Rain Water harvesting Tanks installations in three rural primary schools is being supported by the funds accumulated from last year’s Global Giving online winter holiday Fundraising Drive. The three tanks are being constructed at the following schools below which are currently at the completion phase:

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REPORT ON THE EXPENDITURE OF A GRANT WORTHY US$ 2,300 FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE WITH SEATS AND TABLES; PARTITIONING OF ONE OF KIRUCODO’S OFFICE ROOM FOR A COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC AWARDED BY BLUEBONNET HILLS CHRISTIAN CHURCH (AUSTIN TEXAS, USA) AND EURO 100 FROM Mr. Caspar Schwalbe and Family OF GERMANY (Schwalbe Foundation)

INTRODUCTION
Concept note was submitted to Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church in Austin Texas through Pastor Dr. Landon in the month of May 2011. The concept focused at two projects: (1) Construction of a shelter with a roof to serve as a Community Skills Development Centre (2) Partitioning of one of the Organization’s office rooms to serve as a Community Health Clinic.

The funds were sent to us towards the end of May and it was totaling to US$ 1,800. Again, US$ 500 was sent to us in the month of October to cover the costs of making seats and tables for the constructed Skills Development Centre in Kikandwa village. On the same note, Mr. Caspar Schwalbe and Family of Germany (Schwalbe Foundation) in the month of September 2011, donated Euro 100 help on the same projects.

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WATER TANKS FOR HARVESTING RAIN WATER FOR HOME USE IN RURAL COMMUNITIES

The supply of clean water to area residents is a huge issue for Kirucodo as the vast majority of the population get their water from open sources such as streams, many of which are polluted & distant from the households.

Community water access point for fetching water for domestic use

Providing safe & clean water across the area is a high priority area for us & is the subject of a major project we want to commence in 2012. As we have explored ways to provide solutions, we recently received information from the “Tools with a Mission” organisation in the UK which contains plans for 1500L water storage tanks which can be constructed easily by local volunteers. This information has excited us as the tanks seem to be a very good solution that is fairly easy to implement using local volunteer labour. These tanks have been built in many locations in Africa, including at the nearby Bethany Christian Centre & Orphange – so we know they can work for us!

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We are just starting on a project where we will build an initial tank to make sure that we understand the details & complexities of construction. Once that has been completed we will grow the project to provide solutions to area residents. As with all infrastructure projects, the costs are high & out of reach of the local population, so we will be seeking donations to assist with the purchase of materials to build the tanks. We are collecting information to determine the cost to construct a tank & once this is complete will commece building the initial tank as soon as we have sufficient funds. Watch for updates as we move things forward & if you would like to contribute to help get hte project started, please contact me – all donations are much appreciated!

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