Update from Lira, UgandaRich Stigall
Update by Betty Awori, Coordinator at The Father’s House, Lira
We have managed to add 80 more bananas and 300 pineapples this month, and I believe it will do well since the rain is in plenty. In one year’s time, we shall be producing enough bananas for the children and for sale. This is aiming towards sustainability
The chicken rearing project should have kicked off early this year, but the problem was that the cost of constructing the house itself was expensive. Now, we have resorted to construction using old iron sheet for both the wall and the roof. We shall cement the floor for easy cleaning, and possibly, God willing, we shall buy the chicken soon. It is going to be on free range, but with time we shall have to fence the house with enough space so they can come out and stay within the fenced area to avoid contracting diseases from the neighborhood. We might begin with 100 chicken and 3 turkeys. I hope when the number increases in future, we shall have enough to sell for income and to add to the children’s daily diets.
Training for Farming God’s way was carried out in September by Hillary, GO Africa’s sustainability manager. We learned how to farm using the natural available materials like waste, which increases the fertility of the land in a natural way leading to high yield productivity. The participants included committee members of Father’s House, church members, and diocesan staff. Many who attended were so grateful and promised to practiced it.
Below is a group of the girls who started in the Father’s House as little girls, but as you see now they are grown up!