Some years ago, Abingdon Vesper was visited by a Ugandan Rotarian who had been sent to the UK to learn about sustainable farming techniques. She introduced us to Elijah Kyamuwendo, the Chief Executive of Kulika, a Kampala based charity specialising in promoting sustainable, organic farming.
A report by the Mubende Projects Coordinator on the work we have done, and continue to do, in Mubende.
Paul and Maya made a 12 day visit to Mubende, mainly to restart the Learning 4 Life project, but we also to spend a few days on the microcredit business.
The weekend before Christmas, a camping trip is organised for the street children of Action for Children in Conflict (AfCiC). This simple experience is these children's Christmas present. It allows the children to experience part of their own country and a completely different environment.
This was the fourth visit to Uganda by Vesper members since we first met Elijah Kyamuwendo from the Kulika charity in the '90s. A party of five spent time in Jinja, Kampala and Mubende.
We have been working with farmers in the district since 1997 when we first met a Ugandan Rotarian who worked with charities promoting sustainable, organic farming methods.
The Rotary Club of Abingdon Vesper has sixteen villages operating an agricultural-based microcredit scheme in rural Western Uganda in Mubende District. This project has been developed with our charity partner, Kulika Uganda.
Drawing on our experiences from other international projects throughout Africa, our plan is to provide ”healthy and effective homes in sustainable communities“.