Humanity Healing International

Humanity Healing International is a humanitarian, nonpolitical, nondenominational spiritual organization promoting Spiritual Activism as a means to foster Healing for communities around the world. Our Mission is to seek out and identify specific projects worldwide and to implement definable and sustainable solutions. Our initiatives are not broad mandates, but targeted undertakings created to restore Hope in the lives of children and communities that have lost it.
Dec 6, 2011

Goats for Cows

Dear Friends of HHI,

Here is a quick update of the Vocational Training project at Future Victory School.

The agricultural section of the Vocational Training Center at FVS continues to expand and diversity.  Recently, 30 of the goats were traded for 2 cows. This leaves a balance of 10 goats.  Goats bread quickly and in pairs, so that this number will come back up quickly.

These cows will be bred so that we will be looking forward to calves next summer.

The children are excited about the new animals and are learning the proper care and handling of cattle.

We do not have pictures of the cows yet, but will post them shortly.

Much Metta,

HH Team

Aug 30, 2011

Vocational Center Helps Local Community, Looks to Expand

Cassava at Model Farm
Cassava at Model Farm

As has been reported in the news, Eastern Africa has been hit with a famine that was brought on by drought.  The cassava that is being grown at the Vocational Training Center and Model Farm is a special drought resistant hybrid.  We have been sharing cuttings from the cassava plants out to the local communities to help increase food security in the region.  This strand of cassava was purchased through the generosity of the community on GlobalGiving.

Our goat herd at the Vocational Training Center, located at Future Victory School, is growing.  From an initial start of 30 goats, the herd is up to 40.  We are currently looking to trade/sell some of the goats to purchase some cows which can be raised along with the goats.  The cows we intend to raise are local but exotic by a percentage of 50%. These are resistant to the climatic conditions of Uganda and requirement a minimal veterinary expenditure compared to the 75% or 100% exotics. A young heifer of 5 months old costs about 500,000 Shillings (1.00 USD = 2,500.00 UGX) but since we were proposing to exchange with goats, we are yet to know the number of goats that they may need from us. The cows will be raised for milk.

Much Metta,
Christopher Buck
President
Humanity Healing International

Cassava at Model Farm 2
Cassava at Model Farm 2
Cassava roots
Cassava roots
Cassava Root close-up
Cassava Root close-up
Cassava cuttings ready to replant
Cassava cuttings ready to replant
Cassava cuttings ready to share with community
Cassava cuttings ready to share with community

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May 4, 2011

Vocational Center selected by Uganda Government

Goats at the School
Goats at the School

The following report is from the Administrative Directory at the school where the Vocational Program is located.

Today, we have already increased the number of goats from 33-35 and we are hoping the number to increase as the years goes by. The Village has also benefited a lot since our exotic he Goats are used for
cross-breeding and we are charging a little fee for this service as to maintain and expand our project. As I talk now, we have so far provided cross-breeding services to the local community for 67 female goats. This has helped us earn 134,000 Shillings (approximately $67 USD) which will be used to buy salt and other needs of the farm.

The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) selected our Goat Project and Cassava Farm for the demonstration and alliance with the Uganda Government, Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry. This will help us to win local financial support from NAADS offices in Kamuli District offices.
Below are the few principles that we are going to deliver to the whole community in partnership with NAADS offices:

  • Empowerment of farmers and building their capacity to demand appropriate technologies and agricultural advisory services.
  • Targeting agricultural advisory services to the poor farmers especially women who constitute the major farming population.
  • Mainstreaming of gender issues into the policy framework and integration of gender concerns into implementation plans.
  • Deepening decentralization to enable farmers to own and control agricultural services.
  • Increased commercialization – including intensification of productivity and specialization.
  • Use of participatory processes in planning, contracting, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ensure sustainable management of natural resource productivity.
  • Increasing institutional efficiency in providing agricultural advisory services through contracting out of services.
  • Creation of better linkages between research, advisors and farmers.
  • Harmonisation of externally supported projects with PMA principles.  PMA means, Plan for Modernization of Agriculture.

The reason that has made our projects more special is due to the fact that they target and empower the children with skills which in the same sense increase their learning abilities in Science and Environmental studies that are now integrated in the Main stream of the curriculum. I know, most schools lack what we have. During our last meeting, one member of our staff suggested that we at least start donating 2 exotic goats to every School per year which will at last empower every School and child like our Future Victory.

Yours Faithfully,
Wilson Ngobi,
Administrative Director
Future Victory School - Uganda

Learning about Goats
Learning about Goats
Cassava
Cassava

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