We received some fantastic news from Nyamwanga Primary School recently. Working with the students, they managed to harvest 80kg of beans that had been planted in their shamba (farm) which was started thanks to GlobalGiving donations. This is an amazing 20kg more than their last harvest of beans earlier this year. We are now eagerly waiting to hear how their crop of maize has done.
Another business kick-started by GlobalGiving donations was the bakery at Kandara Children's Home. This is already breaking even and making a small amount of profit. On a daily basis, an average of 400 cakes are being baked and then sold in the local community. Many of the small shops (kiosks known as dukas) are happy to buy the cakes from Kandara Children's Home and then sell them on to their customers. The next stage of developing the business is to find a way of transporting the products a little further afield to areas which don't currently receive deliveries of fresh cakes. This will help expand the market and hopefully increase the profits. An added benefit of this business is that the children at Kandara Children's Home are sometimes treated to cakes when someone choses to buy them to celebrate an occasion such as a birthday!
Our thanks go to everyone who has supported our small businesses through GlobalGiving. Your donations have made a real difference and it is great to see the projects working towards self-sustainability.
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