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Make a meaningful impact for the local community an help on our 5 acre farm near Bukanya, Uganda

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  • Última actividad: 18 jul 2024



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  • Descripción


    Jebale! Hi!

    My name is Ken and I am the founder of a project in the rural village of Mayirinya, Eastern Uganda. Me and my family, we are focused on community development. Here we run a farm house and plot of 5 acres of land, which I decided to turn into a community-based solidarity project with the intention of helping our local community by providing varied crops, support, and education. Additionam priorities include sand, in turn, easy access to water and renewable energy. Empowerment through infrastructure is my passion.

    I live on this community-centered farm, working with the locals, and I am trying to raise the funds required to turn our place into a small sustainable village that will support other communities. Our farm needs help. From planting to harvesting, and from weeding to construction. We always require extra hands, knowledge, and skills, especially in permaculture. The majority of our land still requires to be cultivated so there is a lot of work to be done!

    As our project is now still at its very beginning and our long term goal is to be a sustainable farm that produces varied crops, we urgently need people who have experience or knowledge of:

    - farming, agriculture and permaculture who can pass their knowledge on to the locals and train them,

    - marketing/communication/fundraising in order to help us with our online content and attract donors,

    - up-cycling and DIYing, especially in waste recycling, to train the locals on how to make a living out of waste upcycling.

    We promise you a fun and inspiring time. You will work among locals, get to know Ugandan culture and be rewarded by the purity of the local childrens’ smiles.

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: if you come from Europe or the US we advise you to bring anti-malaria tablets with you. Malaria is certainly something one has to be aware of when travelling to Africa and should NOT be underestimated. We speak from experience and the most important thing for us is that you remain healthy.

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Trabajo de caridad
    Proyectos artísticos
    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Cocinar para toda la familia
    Ayuda doméstica
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will get to know country life and learn Africa from the inside out. We are happy to teach you our language and cooking, and you may learn how mud huts are built. Our village is alive, night and day, so your cultural immersion is authentic. We believe that experience is the best teacher, and there is a lot you can learn here!

  • Ayuda


    Our work schedule begins at 8:00A.M after breakfast and ends at 12:00P.M with a break between 10:30A.M - 11:00A.M. We would require you to work in the fields, prepare meals, help the staff to clean (and maybe upgrade) the farmhouse, organize training sessions with the locals, fundraise / help us with our social media and other communication channels. What we really like are ideas. Bring those and there is no end of change you can make.

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Inglés: Fluido
    Luganda, Ganda: Fluido

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    We welcome everyone!

  • Alojamiento


    Our farmhouse is 50km east from Jinja, near Nankoma, in the small village of Mayirinya. There is electicity thanks to a solar panel, but no running water. Our water is pumped manually from boreholes (however, there is a plan to install a solar pump). Bottled water is readily available for purchase in the village.

    BEDS: single dorm beds, sheets and a few mosquito nets (bring your own if you want a DEET repellent one) are provided in the farmhouse. In case of a surplus of volunteers, we also have tents to house you – in which case we will warn you and ask you to bring a mat.

    FOOD: our kitchen has 4 gas rings and pots and pans, we also use coal/charcoal stove for cooking and energy saving. We are able to provide you with vegetables and food from our farm and family house, normally corn meal, beans and sometimes rice. We always make sure we store food from our harvest season and vegetables available as we plant all year round and you will enjoy them during their harvest season. Otherwise we invite you to contact us concerning what is currently available on the farm and if you have any dishes or tradtional meals from your country, culture that you would love to share with us, any other ingredients you might need not available at home, you can find these in the market in Jinja or Nankoma) – but there are most ingredients available in local shops and even an evening market in Nankoma. We have great relationships with local producers of veg and fruit!

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    We usually get around on bodabodas (motorbike taxis). In the next, bigger village there are public buses or matatus heading to Kampala and Jinja. Ken has a good knowledge of Uganda and has been almost everywhere, so if you are adventurous or looking for fun we are always keen to lend out our tents for weekends!

    We can also help you organize your trips anywhere in the country. At all national parks and adventure places, we can be your guides. Let’s talk about it together :)

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    We have limited Wi-Fi during day time however you can get local simcard and connect or we can share the costs for unlimited data

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Our farm is situated on 5acres, there's lots of space for parking of any size of vehicle. Feel free!

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    All pets welcome as long as the owner will give time to take care of it

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 4 - 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 718483563627

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