...that we see as opportunities:
Understanding the Problems...
Agriculture is one of Uganda's greatest assets that is grossly under supported in most rural communities where poverty is at its worst. This is due to lack of access to quality resources, proper knowledge and limited understanding of business practices to be sustainable.
The Boon Project believes that with a focus on improving even the most basic farming practices we can make a change, however, we want profound change at an accelerated pace that improves the quality of lives forever.
Focusing on improving production of their greatest asset with an emphasis on increasing local consumption through by-product development, will provide more household income, more entrepreneurial and business opportunities locally, more jobs and further develop their economy. In turn, creating more access to food, funding health care, implementing clean water systems, evolving children's education and even more, eliminating the statistic of Ugandans falling back into poverty.
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Region: Bugiri, Eastern Uganda
Village Scope: 299 Villages
Households in Scope: 40,000
Agricultural Focus: Coffee, Hemp,
Cocoa, Mushrooms, Peppers, Citrus
Livestock (Chicken, Goat, Cow, Fish and Pig)
Business Development: Coffee Roasting, Barista, Coffee Houses and Internet Cafes
Innovation Initiatives: Coffee By-Product (fertilizer, fuel, flour, nutritional supplements, etc.), Hemp Products (textiles, hygiene, nutrition, medicine, building materials, etc.)
"We believe that with the proper education, access to the right resources, and helping the destitute know their self-worth, "boon" economies can be created and poverty can be eliminated."
- Natosha Wallace, Founder of The Boon Project