Posted: Wed, September 21, 2016 | By: Uganda
Mother Givers Humanist School had an entrepreneurial “Chicken Project” it wanted funding for - a plan to raise chickens, sell the eggs and old chickens, and thus produce enough income to sustainably fund the school’s clinic: the “Pellissier Student Health Centre.”
The project proposal was email-submitted to Brighter Brains Institute (BBI) by Kabugho Victorina, the chairperson of the Buhanga Thuligahuma Women’s Group - the organization that directs Mother Givers Humanist School.
The proposal was read by Cindy Pellissier; she’s an RN for Cardiac Rehabilitation at Good Samaritan Hospital. Cindy visited Uganda in November 2015, and she has enjoyed raising chickens in her backyard, in Sunol, California.
Cindy had a few questions. Kabugho Victorina answered the questions very well.
The “Pellissier Student Health Centre” offers a valuable service to the 202 children at Mother Givers Humanist School. It provides treatment for malaria, and mosquito nets, it has extensive medication for all local ailments, and it provides a salary for a medic. The “Chicken Project” would generate enough funds to keep the clinic operating indefinitely.
Cindy liked the proposal and she agreed to fund it, to the amount of $1,720.
The Chicken Project provides 150 chickens, that are raised in small flocks tended by each of the 38 members of the Buhanga Thuligahuma Women’s Group.
The funding money will be wired to Buhanga Women’s bank account on Monday, September 26.
Cindy has previously provided funds for education, food, and multiple other services that assist Ugandan children.
Photo of Buhanga women, with some chickens, below: