Wednesday, December 3, 2008


One of the biggest projects we do here in Kibaale is the farm project. We have 3 major departments on the farm; cows, chickens and trees. Our farm is approximately 65 acres.

Chickens. We have around 400 chickens and they lay around 220 eggs per day. We use those eggs to feed the children that go to the school. Any left over (which is a lot), gets sold to local shops or even some bigger hotels in nearby cities.

Cows. We have 17 dairy cows. 2 of which are milking right now. Every day they produce around 12 Litres of milk. This milk is also used to feed the children at the school. Another 7 of those cows are due to give birth any day now. We recently lost one of our cows after it was bit by a cobra snake.

Trees. Last year we planted around 14 000 pine trees. This is an excellent source of income, if you have the patience to wait. These will mature in the next 15-20 years and can then be sold for around $400 per tree. Each seedling only cost us about 30 cents! We hope to plant another 10 000 pine trees in the next year.

Elkanah is our Farm manager. He is a former student here and has a Bachelors degree in Vocational Studies of Agriculture.

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