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Mass distribution of Clean Cook Rocket Stoves to over 100 women

2Last Sunday the 15th of April we distributed Two-Bricks Clean Cook Rocket Stoves (2BCCROST) to over 100 women of Bunakijja in Mukono District and Namaliri in Buikwe District. The stoves will help to reduce on the amount of firewood used per day in cooking thus reducing cutting down of trees in communities.

On average, a single family in rural Uganda uses between 20-30 firewood of each 2M long. With the introduction of 2BCCROST, a single family is expected to use a maximum of 5 firewood per day of each 2M long.

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Since this kind of stove produces much less smoke, women are going to be saved from illnesses associated with inhering wood burning unhealthy smoke.

Again, this is the Team behind this project

(1) Sun24 of Florida USA as information resource, adviser and financer

(2) Youths In Technology and Development Uganda (YITEDEV) as Coordinating and Technical implementing Team

(3) Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) as Coordinating and Technical Implementing Team

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CHEAP LOCALLY MADE ROCKET STOVES TO HELP REDUCE TREE CUTTING IN UGANDA

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Introduction:

Wood fuel is a broad term covering both the direct use of wood in cooking and heating, the use of charcoal (both for households and for industrial uses) and also recovered wastes in wood-using industries. While all are important in particular situations in developing countries, the use of wood and charcoal in heating and cooking predominate and are the main energy sources for more than two billion people (Nogueira, et al. 1998; Mather 1990; WEC 1999). Continue reading

40 One-Month Old Kuroiler Chicks picked to start a poultry project for their mother

IMG_20180215_105759Last Thursday 15th Feb 2018, Aminah and her brother picked 40 one-month old Kuroiler chicks from our farm in Mukono to start a poultry project for her family. See how we innovatively packed them. We wish them success.

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How Profitable and Sustainable Small-Scale Agribusiness ventures improve Household Income and Nutrition

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If not yet registered to attend this session, feel free to register by following this LINK

PRIORITY THEME: Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all

VENUE: Conference Room D; United Nations Headquarters in New York;

SIDE EVENT ORGANIZER: Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO)

MAIN SIDE EVEN SPONSORS: Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) and Women Thrive


Session Abstract:

The Global Nutrition Report 2017 calls for nutrition to be placed at the heart of efforts to end poverty, fight diseases, raise educational standards and tackle climate change.

According to Akinwumi Adesina President of African Development Bank,  Africa’s economic progress is being undermined by hunger, malnutrition and stunting, which cost at least US$25 billion annually in sub-Saharan Africa, and leave a lasting legacy of loss, pain and ruined potential. Stunted children today lead to stunted economies tomorrow.

Over 75% of the population in Sub-Sahara Africa depends on Agriculture as main source of income and daily food supply. However, with the growing population, land for agriculture is becoming minimal and demand for food is rapidly increasing every now and then. Making Agriculture and Nutrition data open, as well as building capacities of smallholder farmers in Profitable and Sustainable Small-Scale Agribusiness ventures (PS3AgriVents) is key in eradicating poverty and improving nutrition at household level. Further, Investing in gender equality and women empowerment can unlock human potential on a transformational scale because according to the World Bank Women account for one-half of the potential human capital in any economy and they make up 40 percent of the agriculture labor force.

During the session, experiences will be shared about such PS3AgriVents which have been tested and currently changing lives in poor rural households in Uganda. Further, strategies will be discussed in connection to benefits of making Agriculture and Nutrition Data Open, market access, appropriates technologies, gender equality in relation to property ownership, access to startup capital, and value addition of agricultural produces before put on market.


List of Presentations

  1. Recoded Video message from GODAN CEO
  2. Video on Making Agriculture Nutrition Data Free for achieving Global Food Nutrition Security
  3. How Profitable and Sustainable Small-Scale Kuroiler Chicken Keeping is Improving Rural Household Income and Nutrition BY Mr. Robert Kibaya; Executive Director Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).
  4. How Small-Scale Profitable vegetable Farming  is improving Household Income and Nutrition BY Jackie Kyomugisha of Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).

Volunteers:

Mr. Callum McDonald of New York, USA

Ms. Davie Jennifer of New York, USA

Ms. Nguyen Jennifer Thien Huong  of New York USA

Ms. Haley Johnson of New York USA

HERE IS A LIST OF ALL APPROVED SIDE EVENT SESSIONS AND OURS IS ON 07th Feb 2018

 

 

Thank you Ms. Joyce Young for the Packet of Pens

IMG_7803We thank you Ms. Joyce Young for the Packet of assorted pens you sent to our Organization. The pens will be distributed to school children once schools reopen up for 2018 academic year.

We don’t know you and we are not sure if you are on any of our online platforms! If any member on here knows her, please pass on this communication to her so to be able to know that we received her donation and we are very much grateful for her big and caring heart. Lastly, you are all welcome to support our Education Program.

Distribution of Scholastic Material Donation to over 300 pupils of Sittankya Primary School.

Good4Children attending school in Rural Communities of Uganda face a great number of challenges like: lack of materials to use at school, lack of food, walking long distances, lack of clean and safe water, among others.

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Reaching out to poor rural community schools with scholastic materials is one of the key activities of Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO).

On 25th October 2017, we reached out to over 300 children of Sittankya Primary School with scholarship materials like: Pens, Pencils, Exercise Books and Mathematical Geometry Sets. This donation was sponsored by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas under the leadership of Pastor Landon.

Lastly, we still need more support and feel free to contact us with a donation of any kind and we shall be able to reach out to as many needy schools as possible.

Watch Video One

Watch Video Two

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Distribution of Humanitarian Basic Needs to the Elderly in Kikandwa

MainOver 90% of elderly people in Uganda live in rural communities. About 2% of them can afford to provide for themselves in terms of food and other basic needs for life. Life for majority of the elderly is generally bad and a need for constant supply of material is very important. The following are majorly needed: Soap, Sugar, Salt, Paraffin, Food, Beddings, Match Boxes, etc.

On 18th October, 2017, we reached out to over 60 elderly people in Kikandwa with basic needs donated by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church under the leadership of Pastor Landon. The material distribution was managed by Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO). Watch Video

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