All of the chickens are all growing up fast in the Vodacom Foundation funded coop at Rafiki Child Care Center. By the end of this year we plan to have this chicken coop producing a significant contribution to the ongoing operating costs of Rafiki. Thank you all who contributed to and continue to support Rafiki and Orphans Foundation Fund.
Here are a few shots of the fully completed Chicken Coop for Rafiki Child Care Center funded by the Vodacom Foundation. Orphans Foundation Fund is truly please with the quality and functionality of the structure and hope that it provides well for the child for many years to come. Asante Vodacom Foundation!
Orphans Foundation Fund is near the completion of new chicken coop, the building should be done by 29th Feb 2011. This is a Income Generating Activity for Rafiki Child Care Center. When the building is completed it will be fumigated and will remain closed for two weeks before bringing in the chicks. Many thanks to the Vodacom Foundation for their generous donation of 15 million Tanzania Shillings which made this project possible.
The Rafiki Farm is golden brown with this past season’s crop of Safflower Cartamo. The drought resistant plant yields over 70% oil which is used for cooking. It will be sold to partially cover operating expenses of Rafiki Child Care Home and also for reinvestment in next years crop. Since this year went so well, we are considering leasing additional acreage to even further boost the profits from this income generating activity. We are working towards sustainability, which is truly the ideal end goal for any organization or individual.
Rafiki Child Care Center has been for some time now looking for ways to become sustainable. The first idea was to become a clean water distribution point for the town of Mererani, but after further consideration it wasn’t as needed because of the other Orphans Foundation Fund water project nearby. Thanks to Catherine Mulvale Rafiki had $5,000 on hand and asked if it could be used to make a farm. The staff and children have been hard at work on the new farm and reaping the results of fresh crops!
Doctor James Lace and his colleagues from Childhood Health with Orphans Foundation Fund continue their ongoing support of Mt. Meru Hospital and their dedicated staff. With the donation of a refrigerator and a large supply of PPD, which is used to test for Tuberculosis, brought to Tanzania by Adam and Tatiana will help to save many lives. It is through partnerships spurred by compassion, and responibility to help the community, that keeps our projects and societal good growing.