Urban Farming by Food tower Understanding the role that urban farmers play in our food systems is key to envisioning what a vibrant, abundant future can look like. There are a number of ways urban farms has contributed to the improved health and economy of their communities in urban areas. Below are some of them benefits. […]
Planting and selling seasonal crops. Apart from urban farming, Housing Cooperatives in the rural areas have been able to practice commercial farming in view to save for housing.In commercial Farming crops are grown and animals are reared for sale in the market, that is, for commercial purposes. In Commercial Farming: The area cultivated and the amount of capital invested is […]
Tie -dye dresses and shopping bags The process of tie–dye typically consists of folding, twisting, pleating, or crumpling fabric or a garment and binding with string or rubber bands, followed by application of dye. Tie and Dye products like hand crafts are equally important in terms of economic development. As an income Generating activity PHCS members have been able […]
Uganda Housing Cooperative Union Limited works with communities which have no or inadequate access to affordable housing. Currently UHOCU has members from the Districts of; Kampala, Mukono, Wakiso, Buikwe, Luwero, Mbale Tororo, Gulu and Bundibugyo.
Kuroiler Keeping Project Kuroiler is a poultry breed from India known for its tasty meat in addition to its productivity and ability to survive in situations typical to any developing country like Uganda. In a bid to increase members’ savings, UHOCU trained and supported PHCS a number of projects through which rearing Kuroiler chicken was […]
Interlocking Stabilized Blocks (ISSB) Although soil is a dominant building material due to its availability and affordability, it is weak in wet weather and will easily disintegrate when exposed to water or rain. Soil stabilization involves the addition of a stabilizing element such as cement of lime to the soil. The soil is further strengthened […]
Financial Inclusion is the process of ensuring access to appropriate financial products and services needed by vulnerable groups such as weaker sections and low-income groups at an affordable cost in a fair and transparent manner by mainstream Institutional players. In an increasingly connected world, having financial services readily available is absolutely key to businesses being able to innovate, […]
Charcoal Briquette cones There are simple techniques of making charcoal from organic waste. For example, Green Heat, a social enterprise run by women of Our Lady of Charity Mulago III in Kampala, work with local communities from whom they buy charcoal produced from banana leaves and peelings using drum kilns. The PHCS use an automated […]
Baskets and hand craft bags Handicrafts are hugely important in terms of economic development. They provide ample opportunities for employment even with low capital investments and thus become a prominent medium for low income earners. A round four housing cooperatives are mainly earning income out of the craft works to boost their savings for housing.