Newsletter: Project Updates

The last newsletter reported on the first year of the first two projects funded through the Student Grants Program of the Haley McCready Outreach and Development Fund.  The grants are intended to be seed money to assist in the start-up of development projects that will be, hopefully, self-staining and continue long after the first year.  The first two projects are continuing into their second year.

Pig Farming at Muyebe, Project Managers: Eddyne Irankunda and Evelyne Kanyana

Eddyne Irankunda and Evelyne Kanyana have provided a brief update on their project.  At the time of their First Year report, the two female pigs were pregnant and the project was expecting about 14 new piglets. The project managers planned to invest some of their own money to cover the costs of caring for the pigs.  They were planning to sell the big male pig in order to produce some money to continue feeding the pigs.  The project managers were planning to keep two of the piglets, sell about nine of the piglets and place a piglet with each of three local families and share in the next generation of piglets. 

The big male pig has been sold.  One of the female pigs has had seven piglets.  At least one of the project managers will be seeking advice from a man who has many pigs and piglets and lots of knowledge and experience. 

Piglets at Play



Tailoring for Women at Nyanza-lac (Kinama), Project Manager Christine Kamirameya

When the First Year report was submitted, Christine Kamirameya, the project manager, had developed a plan for the renewal of the project and it was expected to continue into the future in the new location on a smaller scale.  The project manager has been busy putting the renewal plan into action.

A church in Kinama, near Hope Africa University, provided a building for free, providing the project would rehabilitate it.  From her own funds, apparently, the project manager had some bricks made for the building. 

Church Yard More Big Bricks
Good Size Bricks


In addition to the three project sewing machines, she somehow purchased two additional machines; a zigzag machine and serger machine. 

Zigzag Machine


Serging Machine

 The project has new trainer and some needy women ready to participate in the restart and renewal of the project as it heads into its second year.



Ready Participant
Wants Training

Second Call for Proposals

The African Governing Committee has completed an extended process of reviewing, selecting and recommending projects for funding.  Three new development projects have been approved for funding through the Student Grants Program of the Haley McCready Outreach and Development Fund.  In the near future, the projects are expected to receive the related funding and, then, an announcement will be made, the projects will be described and implementation will begi.