Wairaka Village Projects
The Giving Circle has built for all village children a large playground and soccer field.
Our Greenhouse was funded by a grant thanks to SGS, a multinational company headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland which provides inspection, verification, testing and certification services world wide
This program provides eggs, meat and income to our Koi Koi House orphanage, our many projects. This program also provides start up chicks and rooster to each of our sponsorship children’s guardians so they may start their own chicken raising projects. This provides for each family better nutrition and income from selling eggs and chickens at market.
Agriculture & Farming Programs
TGCA is looking at many aspects of farming and agriculture from planting gardens, a green house project, cows, chickens, farming and other sustainable projects. We have begun the chicken program. They are thriving well. We purchased 300 chicks to raise and to lay eggs. The Croiler chicken from India turns to be the best breed for our location in our Wairaka village in Uganda. The chicks are doing well and growing. The plan is to give each sponsored child's family chicks to raise at their huts to produce eggs for their family. We get our seeds from Seeds for Peace (eggplant, cabbage, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, strawberries, summer squash and eggplant) in order to aim for sustainability. We have a farmer at Wairaka, Peter, and he does an amazing job with the greenhouse and gardens! In addition we raise funds to provide cows to our school at Busoga and in the village of Wairaka. Protein and fat are an essential part of every child’s health & development. In Africa both protein and fats are severely lacking in children’s limited diets. At both of our schools we seek to feed the children each day, for some the best meal they get for some many days the only meal. In an effort to increase the protein and fats in the children’s diet we need to add milk to their diet by adding cows milk to the children’s simple porridge each morning.
Our grand self-sustainable farming vision:
The Giving Circle is working hard to improve food stability for this village; this includes planting of the village’s first fruit trees. In 2015 we will be working on a plan to lease and farm 30 acres of land where we will produce the staple foods needed for
- Our Koi Koi Orphanage family and TGCA team
- Our Busoga & Kagoma Gate School feeding programs
- Address the food stability in Kagoma Gate where there is no land to farm.
- This project will also produce jobs and enough food to sell at market producing a self sustaining income stream to run this project far into the future including within just a few years buying this land rather than leasing.
This project too, becomes fully self-sustainable within a short period.