Every year 40 promising young people join the innovative training centre that is Kira Farm. All of them have grown up in poverty, many have been affected by war and HIV. At Kira they receive vocational training, learn conservation farming and acquire holistic life skills - ensuring their lives will be a success in every sense when they graduate 12 months later.
Farming skills were lost due to HIV and the war, and today families are struggling to grow enough to survive. We believe we have part of the solution - conservation farming - a climate-friendly technique which results in crop yields four times greater than traditional methods.
Tailoring, construction, hairdressing and carpentry... the trainees leave Kira Farm equipped with practical skills they can use to set up small businesses. It's simple, life-changing, stuff. Give a man a fish...
At Kira we aim to change the mindset of the trainees, to help them see what they can do for themselves and instill in them the belief that they can transform their own lives. When all you've ever known is poverty it's hard to have hope. We call it: Changing poverty from the inside out.
We have a number of innovative projects that help fund Kira and provide students with valuable skills for the future. Amigos endeavours to be a climate-conscious charity and all Kira trainees learn how to build life-improving, environmentally friendly technologies such as tippy taps and energy efficient stoves.
Find out how the lives of Kira graduates have been transformed thanks to their year at the Farm - and discover how you can sponsor a Kira trainee and help bring change into the lives of their family and community.
Introducing the people who do a fantastic job running Kira Farm and find out how you can sponsor a trainer. It won't take you long to spot that all of our staff are Ugandan - we believe Ugandans are in the best position to understand, support and empower their fellow Ugandans. At Amigos we are led by the people we seek to help.
Bright, aspiring, students need your help today. Together we can give them a brighter future. For just £1 a week you can enable Kira Farm Development Centre to train up to 40 students a year. If 800 people gave £1 a week plus giftaid, Kira would be fully funded.
Amigos Worldwide is a registered Charity/NGO both in the UK and Uganda.
Amigos Worldwide, Registered in England, Company Number 6122350, Registered Charity Number 1119450
Registered Office 7A Beech Grove, Pilton, Barnstaple, Devon. EX31 1PZ
(Amigos International and Amigos are working names of Amigos Worldwide)