Kisa Kya Mukama
Areas of work
Supporting the welfare of needy families in Butego through school sponsorship and training families.
Kisa Kya Mukama is truly an organisation that demonstrates the incredible impact when like-minded people come together with a vision for a better community. This group, led by Kasimagwa, a respected elderly man, has targeted over 300 vulnerable children in his local community of Butego, whose families are struggling to take adequate care of them and send them to school.
Kisa Kya Mukama has 25 members, many of who are experienced farmers and they are using these skills to help the children they’ve identified. Their approach is to focus on maximising house-hold land by creating keyhole gardens that use space extremely efficiently or rearing pigs, which only requires a small area of land and limited manual labour. Kisa Kya Mukama has offered a large communal plot of land of 2 acres to be used by the beneficiaries to grow maize for pig feed. Those families who are rearing pigs can then offer the manure from the pigs to fertilise the keyhole gardens, creating an efficient community system with all elements supporting each other.
This is where you come in…
2019 Goals for Kisa Kya Mukama
- To train 300 families in best practices for space-efficient farming.
- To have 20 pigs passed on to other families, by giving them the first litter born by the gifted pig.
- To collectively generate $876 per month, which is to be used to support 300 vulnerable children through education.
How you’ll help us achieve the goals
This ingenious system is all but set in place, Kisa Kya Mukama only need funding to get this system off the ground. They will offer piglets and seedlings to families who pass their training to get them started, this ‘pass a pig on’ scheme is tried and tested by the Uganda Marathon where families who receive a gift pig must pass the first litter on to another family as a gift. As this grows, more and more parents will be able to support their children through education with the extra money earned through this community scheme.
The money fundraised by Uganda Marathon runners will also be used to expand Kisa Kya Mukama’s own pig farm, turning it into a profit-making demonstration site that will provide more outreach training to members of the community who need a leg up to step out of poverty.
Your Legacy Day During the Uganda Marathon Week
Distance to project: 15 minutes
This will be a fun physical day creating a demonstration farm at the Kis Kya Mukama site. You’ll be working with local experts and the beneficiaries to develop and create a planned garden that will demonstrate urban smallhold land farming techniques. The kind of gardens that you will build will be keyhole gardens, hanging gardens, plastic pots, sack gardens, among other space and resource efficient gardens.
You will get the chance to kickstart the project that you are funding and get to know the beneficiaries who will tell you about their lives and how your fundraising is going to make a real impact.
Legacy day activities are subject to change at any time, this is not a final plan.
Choose this project and support this incredible community initiative that helps so many families become sustainable