Sadiki registered as an NGO in Kenya!

We are really pleased that Sadiki was recently registered as an NGO in Kenya (in addition to our existing registration as a charity in England and Wales).  This makes us a lot more “official”, enabling us to work more closely with NGOs in Kenya and in particular to benefit from local government expertise and assistance.  To mark the opening, we are holding a launch at the Sadiki office in Kwangamor on 15 December 2009, which will be attended by the District Commissioner of Teso South and various other guests from around Teso District.  Already, our registration has resulted in a visit by the local forestry officer, who encouraged our groups to expand their existing tree nursery so as to be able to supply a much larger section of the district with seedlings (which they have already done with a small financial contribution from Sadiki), and provided additional variety of seeds (in particular trees for timber which use a minimum of water).  We anticipate further such mutually beneficial co-operation with local government, as Sadiki provides groups of motivated, willing and organised community members whom the government can then use to carry out their policy in the community (such as re-forestation in the case of the tree nursery).

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A good egg


Gilgonda and Everlyne - employed by women to care for Poultry with layers eggs collected

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The goal of all Sadiki’s projects is that they become sustainable. We are delighted that our poultry project in Kwangamor has now reached this point. Our 93 hens are now laying around 70 eggs per day and providing protein, employment and profit to our women’s group. Funds raised from the sale of these eggs are now sufficient to purchase the necessary poultry feed, any drugs required, and also to employ 2 group members part-time to look after the hens. Some women are buying a crate of eggs per week, boiling them, and then selling them at the market as a business. There are even excess funds which the group are depositing in their group bank account. The project is very popular and we would like to extend it to other groups in future, funds permitting. We would also like to explore the option of having a joint poultry-fish project (the poultry house is built over a fish pond, with the hen droppings feeding the fish!) Please do let us know if you, or your workplace, might be interested in contributing to such a project.

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Successful Green Maize Project

We are delighted to report on the completion of another Green Maize Harvestsuccessful project by one of our Women’s Groups. At the end of May the Kwangamor Akimor Women’s Group successfully harvested their green maize. The group worked hard to clear the land and plant the seeds in October, and were delighted to see the entire crop sold at market. After initial funding and training from Sadiki this project will now become self sustaining as the women made enough profit to put money aside for planting in October, whilst also splitting the remaining profit amongst themselves. The success of this project has led to keen interest from our other groups, and we are looking forward to assisting them once we have raised some much needed funds.

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