$1 provides a meal for one child per day ($ 30 a month).
$5 provides personal hygiene kits per child.
$10 buys school supplies for one school term.
$15 buys a mosquito net or school uniform enough for 1 year.
$25 buys a pair of school shoes.
$30 buys a set of new clothing for one child
$25 provides medication for 1 child
$50 buys a child bedding for a child for one year
$200 supports a staff teacher at a Special Needs school.
$150 supports a care-giver per month
$200 supports a Therapy staff per month e.g O.T, Speech, Physio.
$ 100 supports a welfare staff (e.g Security Guard, Cook, Cleaner).
$ 300 pays school fees for a school child for one school term
$ 200 supports an administration and management staff per month.
$ 900 provides food and supplies for 30 special needs Children in the School per month.
$ 8000 can help set-up a standard therapy department.


Craft Making Income Generating Project About the Project 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

• mats

• baskets

• tye & dye patterned cloth

• woven materials - wall hangings, door rugs and ornaments

• beads

• cards 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 a start-up capital to boost the cottage industry for one month. After this period, the project is usually in 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 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). They 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 Piggery Income Generating Project About the Project 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 are 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.

Breakdown: • ‘Pig-seed’ for one beneficiary - £30

• Training costs for 20 members - £150

• IGA support (medication, feeds, follow-up supervision) costs for 20 members over 3 months - £650 Tailoring Income Generating Project

About the Project

Beneficiaries under this project are inducted through a 5 month course in tailoring skills. During this training, beneficiaries learn and develop skills in making shirts, trousers, skirts, school uniforms,Sweaters, African traditional wear such as: kanzu, gomesi, and kitenge.

At the end of the skills empowerment training, the beneficiaries usually have two options:

• finding employment in an established tailoring business

• signing up to receive a sewing machine, on loan from SCSP, to begin self-employment. The beneficiaries under this arrangement are expected to repay a small cost every month towards the purchase of the sewing machines over the period of the next 12 months from the time that they begin to engage the machine that they have received on loan, commercially. Typical Project Costs

A project benefiting 10 members costs a total of UGX 4,000,000 (approx £1,400).


• 5 month training course for 10 members - £650

• 1 sewing machine with treadle base for 1 individual - £70

• Investment costs for training activity - £50

Candle Making Income Generating Project

About the Project

Initially, the single parents are taken through a candle-making training process in a 10-day workshop. They are taught to maximise the use of materials that can be readily obtained on the local market.

During the training, parents of children with disabilities are also shown how to make various designs of candles; from the simple ones used for basic lighting in homes, to the more elaborate ones that also serve a decorative purpose in churches and for special occasions. In addition to these, the beneficiaries are also given skills to make candles that give off a mosquito-repellent scent, when they are burned.

At the end of the training, the beneficiaries are then supported with capital to carry on with the candle-making as an economic activity over an initial 3-month period. By the end of the first 3 months, the beneficiaries are expected to be able to sustain their own project out of the project proceeds, without need for further capital from SCSP. Typical Project Costs

For a project benefiting 20 members in one group costs up to UGX 3,500,000 (approx £1,230)

• Set-up costs for 20 people - £1,230

• Set-up costs for 1 person - £60