In December 2017, Eco Mama’s Uganda acquired 6.3 acres of land in Wakalenge Village near Jinja, Uganda. In the short time since acquiring the property a bore hole was drilled to provide easy access to clean water for our members and the community at large. Composting toilets were also built. A shipping container was moved onto the site where it has been repurposed and renovated into a classroom, storage and extensive covered outdoor educational space.
Our Community Garden has been a success from its infancy. Two acres has been allocated exclusively for demonstration gardens. With out team of Kenyan and Ugandan facilitators providing training to local community members, our demonstration gardens have been built from the ground up by hands-on certifiable workshops. This year, EMU community members receiving free education in bio intensive agriculture will form a CBO (Community Based Organization) as a means of formally banning together to utilize their new skill set and get their organic produce to the market for sale.
This project has gained recognition both nationally and internationally for its sustainability efforts.
Juliet Wakesa was mentored in holistic nutrition, herbal medicine and Biointensive farming practices from several avenues in the last five years. As a dedicated team member and integral part of EMG, Juliet travels to various communities around Kitale teaching women (primarily) how to grow their own food and about the nutritional benefits of the foods they’re growing and consuming. EMG allocates funds to Juliet’s salary so she can continue doing her valuable and much needed outreach work in Kitale.
From 2009 to 2017 EMG was able to purchase mattresses, build compost toilets, and pay tuition for almost 20 orphan girls at Rosemary’s Girls Home. Rosemary is a single mother who brought these children into her home, simply because she could not stand to see them on the streets. After the sudden death of her husband in 2008, Rosemary had to resort to begging from local churches and organizations for help. Due to a lack of sustainability in providing funding for this group, EMG has not been able to provide tuition for the girls home. WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING SPONSORS FOR THIS PROJECT. Please email us to find out more. These young women are amazing and deserving of an education!
EMG is a proud sponsor of the Busoga Cycling Club in Jinja Uganda. We were able to sponsor 5 riders so they could participate in Pedal4Peace, a 6 day racing tour across Tanzania in April 2018. Also, in July 2018 we are sponsoring the cycling club so they can compete in the National Championship cycling competition in the Kabale District, Uganda.