Thanks to the business skills he acquired at Kira Farm, Geoffrey was able to make his mother's failing business profitable once more. As a result the family could afford to pay school fees so all of his siblings could get back into education again. Read his full story here
Evelyn, a single mum from Kitgum, is a recent graduate from Kira Farm. She couldn’t afford to send her two young children to school and was determined to learn a skill that could help fund their future. Evelyn was extremely focused and chose tailoring as her main vocational skill. Within six months of graduation, armed with some micro finance (a small loan to help her get started), Evelyn is happily making garments for sale, which is funding her children's education and keeping her little family comfortable.
William works as a milkman, supplying 40 litres of milk every day to shops and restaurants in Masindi town on the back of his motorbike. He is confident, happy and in a position to support his family and save for the future. This is remarkable for someone who never went to secondary school and grew up in desperate poverty. After a year at Kira, where he felt loved and supported, William has gained the skills needed to start his own business. Read more about the transformation William has brought about in his own life.
Kira graduate, Johnson, was forced to be a child soldier. In this video he talks about his experience of Kira Farm.
This is a unique opportunity that enables a sponsor to really get involved with one of our Kira students.
What you receive
How are trainees selected? Each trainee has been handpicked from some of the most disadvantaged regions of Uganda, which have experienced many years of AIDS, rebel activity and extreme poverty.
How does it work? Through training in vocational skills, conservation farming and holistic life-skills, the trainees are equipped and empowered to have a bright and secure future.
What impact will my sponsorship have? On graduation, trainees have the ability to support themselves and pass on what they have learnt to at least 50 members of their community, creating sustainable change in rural Uganda.
Who is sponsorship suitable for? Due to the higher cost, this sponsorship scheme often works well for a business, church, school or club, but we also have generous individuals who enjoy this type of 'hands on' sponsorship opportunity.
Please download our information pack for more details.
For just £1 a week you can enable Kira Farm Development Centre to train up to 40 trainees a year. If 800 people gave £1 a week, Kira would fund itself. Take a look at our information pack to find out more.
Every penny you give will go directly to Kira Farm.
Watch this short film to hear how Kira graduates, William, Samuel and Eveline, explain how a year at the Farm changed their lives.
Bright, aspiring trainees need your help today. Together we can give them a brighter future.
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