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Converting Efficient Low-Cost Two-Bricks Super Clean Cooking Rocket Stoves (2BSCRS) from Firewood to Charcoal

IMG_9863During user experience sharing session conducted in Mukono District, we realized that some families preferred a model which can easily be converted from firewood to charcoal. The conversion is made easily by inserting a perforated metal plate in between the upper and bottom bricks as per the photos below. Again, you can also insert a developed holed thin clay sheet.

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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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Transforming children’s mind from bee hating to bee loving for Development

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We managed to capture the queen bee and removed her wings so to prevent her from flying away. We successfully transferred the colony into a bee hive so the family can continue to harvest honey plus other bee product.

This is what you need to know to prevent bees from stinging you: First, you need to calm them down by smoking. If you are going to be transferring the bees into an hive, then you need to capture the queen and remove her wings so she can not fly. If you don’t remove her wings, you can enclose her in a cage with holes where she can be fed but not able to get out immediately (the worker bee will be able to open a passage for her to get out after some days). Then the rest of the bees will just come to protect the queen. Also, when a bee moves on you, just leave it and don’t kill it. If you kill it then other bees will smell a certain scent and they will begin to sting you. Also, you don’t have to run but just walk gently and don’t wear perfume. Always smoke yourself and try to smoke around.

Do you have a problem with bees? Just drop us a line and we shall be right there. Thank you

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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

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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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KIRUCODO-Bluebonnet Hills-Sponsored Caged Poultry Keeping; Hens now laying eggs and cocks on sale

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KIRUCODO-Bluebonnet Hills-Sponsored Caged Poultry Keeping project which kicked-up this year with two metal cages with 22 birds has started to yield.

The hens started to lay eggs last month as seen in the photos. The fertilized eggs layed are now being sold to community people at 500/= Uganda money each and the rest of the eggs are being stored for incubation to hatch into chicks for blooding and distribution to other beneficialies and for selling at a cost of 3,500/= Uganda money per chick which is about US$ 1.4.

On the other hand, since there have been 12 cocks in the stock we have been keeping, ten cocks have been sold off this week each at 30,000/= Uganda Money (US$ 11.54) and the raised money have been used for buying feeds and stock more ten three-months old Kuroiler hens.

Remember, this project is aiming at supporting education of poor children in rural communities in Uganda and we believe that if a kid is given a cage with 30 birds then he or she can be able to pay for her or his school needs like scholarstic materials, shoes and uniform, lunches and breakfasts, transport, and upkeep money, etc. Actually a one-time US$ 1,000 donation is enough to provide a kid with a cage of 30 chicks, vaccinations and enough feeds up to the laying period.

Below is a slide photo show of the current project progress:

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100 Bee Hives constructed by KIRUCODO Staffs for Empower and Care Organization

Some of the 100 constructed hives already  up ready to be colonized by bees

Some of the 100 constructed hives already up ready to be colonized by bees

This month of July 2014, Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) staffs were employed by an NGO (Empower And Care Organization – EACO ) based in Mukono on Kayunga road, YMCA Lane in Mukono town, Mukono District-Uganda to construct 100 Bee Hives for Namanganga Community  based in Kyampisi Sub-County, Mukono District-Uganda for more information please follow this LINK: With the utilization of CTA beekeeping publicationsTools With A Mission andWork Aid International donated carpentry tool, KIRUCODO staffs have been able to execute the job within a two-weeks period. A Big THANK YOU to all our supporters for providing us with appropriate tools, materials, skills and financial support which are enabling us to deliver to our target communities with much ease than it used to be. For more information about EACO please you can contact them directly through this email or this alternative email or visit their website

Below is a photo slideshow of what happened during a two-weeks period.

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Bluebonnet Hills Sponsored NetSquared-Uganda 2nd Academic Term Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Schools

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Progress from Second Academic term 2014 Bluebonnet Hills-Sponsored NetSquared-Uganda Computer Training Meetup for Poor Rural Schools in Mukono District, Uganda. Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Landon Shultz, has been sponsoring Poor Rural children in Community schools of Uganda to acquire computer skills since Last year. A total of 100 selected pupils from Kikandwa Church of Uganda Primary School and Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary School are benefiting from this sponsorship every academic term plus their teachers. The training is being conducted by Maendeleo Foundation-Uganda (Computer Solar-Powered Project) under a termly renewable contract by Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization – Kirucodo with the utilization of  continued Support from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas, USA

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A Cage with 22 Chicks was yesterday Delivered to Kibiribiri C/U Primary school (Sponsored by Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas)

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This year Kikandwa Rural Communities Development Organization (KIRUCODO) with assistance from Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin Texas, USA initiated  Small-Scale Commercial Caged Poultry Keeping for supporting Poor Rural Child Education and Nutrition needs

For the passed week, activities have been going on as reflected in this Blog Post and yesterday we were able to deliver a cage with a total of 22 One-Month old Kuroiler chicks to Kibiribiri Church of Uganda Primary school. The cage is attached to selected needy pupils in the school and they are supposed to learn how to keep the chicken in the cage and thereafter each of the pupils will be given his or her own cage with a total of 30 chicks. With this project, a pupil will be able to save not less than $2 a day; totaling to $60 a month which is just enough to cater for his or her education needs as well as feeding.

Based on the above, a donor can extend a life time donation to a needy child worthy $1,000 and this will be enough to have the cage fabricated as well as catering for the chicks till they begin to lay eggs. Once they begin to lay eggs, the kid will not need any additional financial support as he or she can maintain the day today expenses though the sale of poultry products such as eggs, incubated chicks, and off-layers.

Below are some of the photos we captured on delivering the Cage to Kibiribiri C/U Primary school.

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Calling on you to vote for my Blog for the YoBloCo Award

Blooding for Caged Poultry keeping to support Education needs of rural poor primary school children

Blooding for Caged Poultry keeping to support Education needs of rural poor primary school children

Hello friends, my blog was approved for the Youth in Agriculture Blog Competition. I call upon you to help vote and comment on the same Blog for the YoBloCo Award. Here is a link to my submitted blog where you can go and cast your vote as well as commenting on it http://www.yobloco.info/submission/536/rural-africa-facts.

For your vote to be valid, you need to vote for a second blog of your choice from this list http://www.yobloco.info/submission?filter=individual

Lastly, below are the guidelines on how to vote:

(1) Select your 2 favourite blogs by clicking on the “Vote” check-box (in orange); you have to select two blogs;

(2) Provide your email address (in the pop-up window that appears)

(3) Click on “Vote!”

(4) Check your Email. Confirm your vote by clicking on the link that will be sent to your email address just after voting (this might sometimes take a couple of minutes). If you do not click on the link to confirm, your vote will not be valid.

I thank you so much and your vote will not only help me as an individual but the entire rural communities we serve down here in‪#‎Uganda‬‪#‎Net2uganda‬

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