At Hope Village we have several micro enterprise projects, mainly agricultural ones, such as a vegetable garden, fish pond and chicken farms. With these projects we want to be able to provided food to our daycare programme for free or at a reduced cost.
We also want to look at ways we can help the guardians in the local communities start businesses of their own.
For a full list of all the projects that need sponsorship please email us at Hopevillage@hftn.co.uk.
Here are just a few of the most needy projects:
DRIP IRRIGATION KIT PROJECT
With the heat, dry ground and lack of water farming is extremely difficult and many of the guardians of our children have gardens but struggle to grow vegetables to help feed their families.
Simple drip irrigation kits that are specially designed to be used by villagers help save water and reduce labour and energy costs. The controlled application of water also reduces growth of weeds.
We would like to buy 7 kits ranging in sizes and also a treadle pump which is used to pump water from a water source to the land.
* For $264 you can help provide a drip irrigation kit to one of our guardians and so help them to become self sufficient.
Our chicken farm will be a good source of eggs for our day care program and also provide an income when we sell to local villages.
Initially though there will be an outlay for food as they grow from being chicks to a stage where they produce eggs and also a wage for worker looking after them.
* For $845 you can help cover all the costs for a whole year until the chicken farm is fully up and running and bringing in a profit.
* For $75 you can purchase 10 chickens.
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