We’re raising funds to purchase a project-owned tractor.To guarantee the longevity of our school lunch programs in Uganda and allow for the expansion to new schools. Since beginning our lunch programs in Northern Uganda, we have seen the student population of each school exponentially increase – some by as much as 50%. Children who thought they would never receive an education are now in the classroom every day. We are proud of the growing school populations at our current project sites and would like to see the same encouraging results at new schools. In order to do so, we must eliminate the the yearly cost of hiring a tractor to plow each school’s land.
Benefits of a Tractor:
- The acquisition of a tractor will decrease each school’s project costs by 40% with the potential for even more savings.
- The cost of clearing and plowing will be reduced to just that of fuel and general maintenance. All remaining yearly costs will be covered through the sale of excess crops.
- A tractor will also be a consistent source of income as there is a high demand for their daily hire.
- Money saved will allow us to scale up the number of school lunch programs rapidly by enabling us to expand to schools that have been identified and approved as candidates.