Children  Uganda Project #33499

A herbal soap making machine for a youth group

A microproject by Mountains of hope childrens ministries Vetted since 2011 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

The programme will enable a group of 25 youth to acquire a locally made multipurpose herbal soap machine and other products used to make a complete product. Skin diseases have been of major concern recently due to their association with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), central and Eastern Uganda have the highest HIV infection rate which made them more prone to a wide range of skin conditions.

$1,800
total goal
$1,775
remaining
1
donor
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

The project will enable a youth group acquire a locally made herbal soap making machine to fight skin dis orders in their communities.Skin diseases amount to approximately 34% of all occupational diseases encountered in Uganda. They affect people of all ages. Skin diseases have been of major concern recently due to their association with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immunity Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).

Solution

This project will train a team of 25 youth who have already formed a group, these youth will be trained to make both bar and liquid herbal soap using locally available herbs like banana peelings,etc, the available land owned by Mountains of Hope will also be used for herbal gardening as well as for making the final product, the youth will sell the product at an affordable cost to the community, this will reduce the infections as well as creating an employment and an income to the youth

Long-Term Impact

The community will have a reduced rate of common skin disorders like rashes,viral infections,bacterial infections,parasitic infections and other conditions, the youth will have gained an employment in the long run.Traditional medicinal resources, especially plants have been found to play a major role in managing skin disorders

Resources

http:/​/​www.mountains-ofhope.com
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Organization Information

Mountains of hope childrens ministries

Location: Mpigi, Uganda - Uganda
Website: http:/​/​www.mountains-ofhope.com
Project Leader:
James Malinga
Project Director
Kampala, Uganda
$25 raised of $1,800 goal
 
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$1,775 to go
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