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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

 

 

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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WhatsApp Tool Enables Home Of Kuroiler Members engage in Development discussions

IMG_2270At Home of Kuroilers, we engage ourselves in a number of community development discussions inline with poultry keeping as a business for eliminating poverty. Initially, it was not easy to engage all members but thank God, we recently created a WhatsApp group where members are able to share news from their respective poultry farms, share market opportunities for poultry products, etc

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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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After hatching 98 Kroiler Chicks of 31 December 2014, we are now over 300 Kroiler birds in a period of 3 months from 44 Kroiler Parent Stock.

Hatched-Chicks-Report_31Dec2015The KIRUCODO Bluebonnet-Sponsored Caged Poultry Keeping Project has now multiplied to over 300 Kroiler birds in a period of 3 months from 44 Kroiler Parent Stock. On 31 December, 2014, we delivered 98 chicks from the local hatchery to our blooder in Kikandwa village.

We thank Bluebonnet Hills Christian Church of Austin, Texas USA for supporting the implementation of this project right from the beginning.

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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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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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