Beneficiaries under this project are taken through a craft-making training course over a duration of one month (20 working days), in which they are shown how to make artistic use of locally available materials in their environment.
They develop crafts for commercial purposes, including
• tye & dye patterned cloth
• woven materials – wall hangings, door rugs and ornaments
At the end of the training process, the beneficiaries are then supported to transform their individual micro-projects into a functional group business. SCSP provides them with start-up capital to boost the cottage industry for one month. After this period, the project is usually in the self-sustaining state. Typical Project Costs A project benefiting 20 members costs up to UGX 2,500,000 (approx £900) to cover the training costs of the project.
A further cost of UGX 300,000 (approx £100) will then support the establishment of a cottage industry operating under well-established group dynamics. Poultry Income Generating Project About the Project Beneficiaries under this project initially receive a two-day training course on managing poultry as an income-generating activity (IGA). Follow-up training is also provided during the implementation of the poultry project. Participants are given practical advice on preparing suitable structures to raise their poultry stock and when these are ready, they are then provided with the chicks.
These are raised for 3-12 months, depending on whether they are used for egg or meat production:
• Commercial egg production: mature at 5-7 months, can lay eggs for 12 months consistently.
• Commercial meat production: mature at 3-5 months. Beneficiaries are provided with the necessary vaccines and some foodstuffs for the first 3 months of the project, at which time the projects are usually self-sustaining. Typical Project Costs A project benefiting 15 members in a group costs up to UGX 3,000,000 (approx £1,000.00).
The typical breakdown of costs is as follows:
• Training cost for 15 beneficiaries – £110
• Poultry start-up kit for 1 individual – £35
• Support for 1 individual for 3 months leading up to self-sustenance – £15
Beneficiaries under this project are first trained, together with at least one other member of their household in a two-day basic livestock management course. In this training, the beneficiaries are also taught how to provide good care and support to pigs and how to raise them as a viable income-generating project.
At the end of the training course, the beneficiaries are supported to set up piggery housing structures before they are then given a ‘pig-seed’.
The ‘pig-seed’ comprises of one male and one female piglet that is usually between 2-3 months old. The beneficiaries are expected to raise their livestock for a further 4 months until maturity (7-8 months old). Over the first 3 months of the project, the beneficiaries are given medication and partial dietary support for their livestock.
Upon the first spawning of the female pig, each original beneficiary is then expected to return two piglets of the first brood when they reach two months old, that are in turn passed on to another beneficiary in another phase of the project. Only once a beneficiary has reached this stage can the project be deemed fully theirs.
The second round beneficiaries are also expected to go through the same project procedure as their predecessors, continuing the cycle. From this point, the beneficiaries are expected to begin to realise proceeds from their project through either the sale of piglets or raising them until maturity for sale (at a much higher price).
Typical Project Costs for a project benefiting 20 members, a total of UGX 4,000,000 (approx £1,400) is required to support the first phase beneficiaries of this project.
• ‘Pig-seed’ for one beneficiary – £30
• Training costs for 20 members – £150