Economic Development

FAL groups

The backbone of all our projects is the F.A.L.. This is a literacy programme for adults which teaches literacy but at the same time about human rights, first aid, hygiene, agriculture and health. We started in 2011 with one …

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Bunora Sunflower Oil

Update February 2018 We have started to produce our oil in larger containers – 20, 10, 5, 3 and 2-litre Jerrycans                   The Bunura Oil Press is now producing large quantities …

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Buying Materials for the Women’s Group

On every trip to Uganda we spend time in Kampala buying material to take down to the village for the Igayaza Women’s Group to make into cushion covers and aprons and bags. The material comes from Ghana, Rwanda and …

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Farmers’ Co-operatives

Adelante Africa is sponsoring two farmers’ co-operatives. Each group has 30 or so members. They are linked to a project run by World Vision to give long-term loans to farmers in the area to help them to pay for …

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The arrival of the electrical transformer

The transformer provided by the Rural Electrification Agency of Uganda has now arrived in the village and is being hooked up the sunflower oil press. This new cottage industry will provide an alternative cash crop to maize for local farmers and …

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Meeting to promote sunflowers

In August a joint meeting organised by World Vision and Adelante Africa was attended by 95 leaders of co-operative farmer groups and of the local community. It was led by Ocen Geoffrey, Production Officer of World Vision and Mubiru …

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Water Tanks

Adelante Africa has started a project, with the support of Leaping frog publications U.K. to build homemade water tanks to harvest water from the roofs of homesteads. Each tank costs around 75 euros to build. People organise themselves into …

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Eat Greens campaign

As part of a District wide campaign to encourage a higher consumption of fruit and vegetables we are carrying out an Eat Greens campaign. People make co-operative groups. These groups apply for free vegetable seeds, some traditional and some …

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Chicken Vaccination Programme

The aim of this project is for the children in the Omwaana Tugenda Children’s Home to eat at least 3 eggs a week. Almost all of the chickens belonging to local people die of the Newcastle virus. Only the most …

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Community loans

Adelante África lends small amounts of money to families or groups of families with viable development projects. The loans are interest free but participants are asked to volunteer a service or give interest in kind to the Children’s Home. …

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The Igayaza Women’s Group sewing group

The Women’s Group sewing group. This group meets twice weekly. Women from outlying villages come to learn how to sew traditional clothes and school uniforms. They can hire a sewing machines from one of the women in the group …

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Chicken projects

Chicken projects   One of the main health problems that children in this area suffer from is protein deficiency. Adelante África runs two chicken projects to help with this.     “The Tweyombeke Elderly Poultry Keeping Group” has 22 members. …

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