Micro-Enterprise Development

Links have identified a partner who shares the vision of changing lives and transforming their communities. Steven saw Pamoza as the means of achieving that and we at Bunches shared his vision. Together, we set out a plan in order to achieve that goal. We are now some way along that path. Ultimately Pamoza will be self funding, we just planted the seeds for them to grow. Clearly there are people who are benefitting: the recipients from the pig project and the people who are housed within Pamoza and earn a living because of its existence. The real number of lives being changed extends far beyond what we see when we visit. The vision and plan is coming together and this will provide a template for others to learn from and take to other communities.- Will Hibbert, Bunches (bunches.co.uk)

On behalf of Pamoza Christian Centre I would like to thank Links International for partnering with us to accomplish a number of projects and goals.
A. Land: You started by supporting us to purchase 2 acres more of land where the project is now standing.

B. Piggery Project: 
Links has sponsored and helped us in purchasing four seed pigs, construction of a caretaker house that is good and decent accommodation for 9 family members, and the construction of a permanent pig house that can accommodate 32 pigs at one go that multiplied to nineteen in stock after we had already given pigs to eight households. (Meanwhile funding has already been approved for the construction of a second caretaker house by Links)
C. Poultry Project: We thank God for the positive response by Links that they have supported the poultry project in the following way: Links has sponsored us in constructing two permanent 12m x 6m houses, feed to the time they will start laying eggs and helped in purchasing 400 day old layer chicks and feed. We plan to establish multiple supportive projects such as: constructing 3 more chicken houses, two broilers, constructing 2  fish ponds and developing a lay training centre and accommodation for local free range chickens which resists diseases.Update: We are also pleased to report that the solar electricity has been installed at Pamoza Christian Centre and the houses are now ready for the chickens. People are also coming for training and conducting seminars. As they do that, we will be providing food for sale and at the same time creating a market for our farm products.

– Steven Chisale, Pamoza Christian Centre

Would you like to help us provide more for the Pamoza Project? Email us HERE.

We believe sustainable freedom from poverty is about giving people a hand up, not a hand out. Micro-enterprise is one way we can give such a hand up.

Since it was established, Links International has established successful micro-enterprise initiatives in Uganda, Malawi, Kenya, Colombia, Nepal, India, Peru and The Philippines. An adaptable training programme, the careful selection of local administrators, and ongoing support and advice has resulted in a very high loan repayment rate.

Business training is given to selected candidates who have shown an interest. If they produce a workable business plan, they can apply for a business loan from the local administrators. With this, they can start a new business which should generate sufficient income to break free from the cycle of poverty. Once the original loan is repaid, the money is recycled, giving others the same opportunity.

Micro-Enterprise achieves so much more than simply providing income for food, clothing and education. It empowers, restores dignity, and ensures sustainable poverty relief.

If you’d like to help with some Micro-Enterprise training, please have a look at our Trip information to find more details.

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