December 2013

Eggs-ample of Success

One of our missions as a ministry is to nurture and promote an environment that is self-sustaining and responsive to the socio-economic fundamentals for spiritual  and socio-economic development. We believe that God prepared the community and filled it with diversity of potentials necessary for development. Uganda was famously known as the peal of Africa (during the pre-colonial times) because of the unique natural endowments such as good climate, abundant lakes and river resources and crowned by the hospitality of the Ugandans.

In spite of ally hess hits fro God, Ugandans still suffer from three chronic problems, namely: ignorance, poverty, and disease. Our mission is targeting attitudinal change and to breed sustainable solutions to the main problem of our society in Uganda. We consider sustainability as the major factor to creating a fundamental change in the society because sustainable change cannot happen without establishing income-generating projects. Among the income generating project that we put hands on is the Omega School Chicken Farm.

chicken

Established in March, 2013, with 1000 birds, the chicken farm was started with the aim of supplementing the income of the school to ensure its sustainability. Resources to start the farm were raised through sponsors and friends of REACH in the USA.

PRODUCTION

The egg production started five months down the road and it has steadily improved. In the first three months the farm gave us an average of 10 trays of eggs daily, but I can now proudly tell you that we are now getting an average of 25 trays of eggs daily. The trend is going on and in the future I expect to collect an average of 28 trays (30 eggs per tray = 840 eggs) on a daily basis.

eggs

Challenges

The farm is faced with a number of challenges, but by the grace of God I can say we have prevailed with lots of success. Some of the challenges faced include the following:

  • Death of birds due to sickness. We currently have 921 birds out of 1000 birds that we started with, meaning that we faced a lose of 79 birds.
  • The water source is in a distant place so we have to move some good distance every day to fetch water for the chickens.

The farm is now used by Omega School to train children and their caretakers in the skill of poultry keeping. We kindly request you to keep the chicken farm in you constant prayers so that God can see it achieving its intended objective of making us a self-sustaining ministry.

God bless you all for your prayers and financial support.