Uganda’s equatorial location & abundance of fresh water provides it a sheer density of wildlife that can make your head spin. There are (well) over 1000 bird species confirmed in the country alone. And what birds! Some of them look like actual runway models. We have already met the Collard, Malachite & Palestine sunbirds, today we meet the Variable Sunbird (or Cinnyris venustus).
Birds of Uganda – Variable Sunbird
Sponsor Young Arafati Mukisa
At ROWAN we want to empower the women & children whose lives have been affected by HIV/ AIDS. Our main objective is keeping everyone fed, healthy & learning new things or skills. Your donations & sponsorships help us to see our vision, allowing us to focus on the essentials: hugging, loving & building a future for those who need it. Christmas may be over, but the new year is a great time to start bringing hope to a young boy!
Protected: Areas of Financial need
The secret about goats may surprise you.
That’s right, we are putting all our eggs into the goat basket.
Ingredients for our current goat farm:
* 200-250 goats (3-5 male goats, rest female)
* 17 acres
* goat house
* Managers House with full time manager
* office and part time room
* grass and water
* laptop for financial tracking
*local market to sell goats
What reward will ROWAN receive in return?
* Every initial goat is given back to ROWAN from each of our members. They were gifted a female goat back in 2016, and today each one of them is gifting back one baby goat.
* Each goat is worth about $85.00 when sold.
* As the goat farm grows, and we begin selling goats, sustainability is created.
All sales from local goats (About $20,000-$30,000 per year) will go toward sustaining the 20 local salaries in Uganda.
What is the only ingredient missing?
We need a goat well.
It sounds strange, but now you can see why the need is so great. This is the last and final piece needed to really take off. The current water source is over 2 miles away, and we need water right on our land.
Day of the African Child 2011 Pt. 5
Obviously the big day is long gone for this year. However, we hope you will all agree that these photos are too cute not to keep to ourselves. As part of our flashback theme, lets go back to 2011 & see images of some of the happiest little faces (& some big) on Day of the African Child 2011. (more…)