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MAIZE GRINDING MILL, FEEDS, POULTRY SALES, AND MARKETING

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Lead Applicant Organization Name

GIRLS HOPE REVIVAL FOUNDATION

Lead Applicant Organization Type

  • Small NGO (under 50 employees)

If part of a multi-stakeholder entity (i.e. team), provide the names of other organizations and types of stakeholders collaborating with you.

Community Development Foundation at the Office of the Community Development Officer at Mukono Municipality.

Website of Legally Registered Entity

NA

How long have you / your team been working on this Vision?

  • Just beginning now

Lead Applicant: In what city or town are you located?

MUKONO

Lead Applicant: In what country are you located?

UGANDA

Your Selected Place: what’s the name of the Place you’re developing a Vision for?

KITEGA MUKONO DISTRICT

What country is your selected Place located in?

Uganda

Describe your relationship to the place you’ve selected.

RESIDENT

Describe the People and Place: Provide information that would be helpful for an outsider who has never been there and may have no context about this Place to better understand the area.

GHRF Directors have put plans in place that will help them practice Value Addition by launching a standard and world – class maize processing and feeds factory within the first three years of officially running their project investments. They will process and package maize and ensure that they supply food to the markets in Mukono, Kampala Districts, other urban centers and external markets. GHRF leaders want to compete with the best in the Value Addition and Commercial Production basing on the facts that; 1. They have proposed this project to be owned and run by women who will be involved in the purchase of Maize grains from farmers and transport it to the Maize Mill for carrying on Value Addition. 2. They will also hire some key employees who will be undergoing training so as to fit into the ideal picture of the 21st century commercial production standards demanded at Regional and External Markets. 3. They aim at commercial production to service tenders and to sustain big markets. 4. They want to excel in service delivery and attract nearby maize processors to apply their Staff consultancy services and experts they will be working with at their Mill.

What is the estimated population (current 2020) in your Place?

3000000

Challenges: Describe the current (2020) and the future (2050) challenges that your food system faces.

The project aims at redressing the problem of excess demand for fine processed maize flour and absorbing the surplus household maize seeds as seed raw input hence rift the purchase process and sales power to benefit members and the stakeholders in the maize growing business in districts reached. In villages where GHRF has reached, many farmers grow a lot of maize which is purchased very cheaply by the produce buyers, who keep exploiting farmers and make them fail to get value for their time and input in the farming business. The project will purchase maize at reasonable prices and at the same time assist some farmer’s process maize at reasonable costs to enable them market maize flour instead of maize seeds.

Address the Challenges: Describe how your Vision will address the challenges described in the previous question.

1. Profits to the proprietor GHRF Women Members 2. Increased house hold incomes for poor farmers who produce Maize. 3. Improved food security through processing and preservation 4. Increased quality of fine processing maize flour for local and external markets. 5. Offering regular milling services to the local community at a low cost 6. Creating jobs for the women especially the single mothers who are jobless 7. Promoting products for local and external markets by processing Maize flour, animal and birds feeds from the produced maize brand at the project site.

High Level Vision: With these challenges addressed, now provide a high level description of how the Place and the lives of its People will be different than they are now.

1. Processing maize flour and maize bran from maize grains 2. Processing maize and bran brought by individuals, schools, organizations 3. Processing Animal and Bird Feeds from purchased raw materials 4. Selecting and packing suitable maize products for standard markets 5. Purchasing and transporting maize and other raw materials from upcountry 6. Maintaining high grade of maize production by using modern processing methods

Full Vision: How do you describe your Vision for a regenerative and nourishing food future for your Place and People for 2050?

The choice of plant recommended may use of Diesel Operated Machines to reduce costs and to ensure efficiency of production since its reported that at times Mukono suffers power cuts. The Machines quoted are from CHINA HUANGPAI FOOD MACHINES (U) LIMITED. The Technical Team has expressed willingness to sell the machines and equipment’s to GHRF, Install the machines and train staff how to operate the machines accordingly. (1) The machines as quoted have real necessary Horse Powers preferable which are more efficient, readily available and their spares are obtainable. (2) The power needed for serving the project machines with three phase power supply will be generated by recommended diesel engines as quoted in the Budget. That will make the project guarantee cheaper and convenient production. (3) The plant output will be processed maize flour, maize bran, packed processed for the local market and for export. (4) Produced also will be the animal and birds feeds for feeding the poultry and raised animals at the site. (5) The major input will be maize, bran supplied by the farmers in the area of operations while the raw materials for feeds will be purchased from the lake shores. (6) The Installment will also render animal feed for industry within the district. 5. Regulated quality flour of grades A and B C will be produced. Flour residue as a by-product will be turned into animal feed industry within Kampala district. The major input material will be maize used bought from farmers upcountry. The supply of maize is expected to be all the year round since holds do store maize and dispose it from time to time. The project will also stock pile the seed for use inter- seasonally. Thus the plant operate all year round. The plant is planned to run at 8 hours a day and its expected maximum physical capacity is 72,000 bags per annum i.e. 20 bags produced per a day on average. Estimated feasible machine output is 25.000 kg per day which is 980.000 kg per annum while the expected maximum out put is 750,000 kg per annum.

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Needs, aspirations, Motivation and challenges
The Foundation started in 1st Nov 2019, when over 20 Primary Individuals Resolved to established a legally binding Foundation in order to tap into the emerging market and business opportunities in Uganda and East African Region. With the help of Business Development Support providers, the steering Committee developed the Business Plan to ascertain the economic feasibility of producing, processing and marketing maize products by small farmers as a collective enterprise.
The Capital needed is to establish and meet the production costs for additional 9 acres under modern sustainable maize farming system by the 30 groups and 189 individual farmers.is UGX 90 million. Assuming each member establishes One acre land. In addition, the Foundation will invest UGX 45 million in acquisition of Capital Assets in year two (2) for establishing the Farm Agro-Inputs Supply Shop, Maize Grading and Packaging Facility, purchase of mobile maize threshers, tarpaulins and quality control equipment.
The Foundation is projected to be profitable starting year two. The Foundation is expected to run a negative cash flow in the first year (UGX -22 million). By the second year the ending cash balance will be UGX 120 million and UGX 36 million in the year 3.
Financial analysis clearly shows that Maize Society is a profitable venture. However, the biggest obstacle remains access to finance to cover establishment and expansion costs. Linking farmers to affordable and favourable financing which allows for reasonable grace period (Maize takes 4 months for first harvest) is important. In addition, internal share capital mobilisation from members will be looked at as a viable option for capital accumulation. This call for efforts geared towards building capacity of the Girl Hope Revival Foundation and affiliated members to save with a purpose and target.

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