Child of Hope has embarked upon a new tree planting project in the nearby village of Kamatur. It’s an income-generating project, one of the ways we are exploring in Uganda to help us become more self-sustainable – and at the same time providing work for about forty youths in the village.
Between them, the young people have planted 6,000 eucalyptus trees which will take three to five years to reach maturity. They will remain casually employed at the tree farm, receiving a stipend for looking after the trees. Mature trees will eventually be felled and either sold for timber or will provide firewood for the two Child of Hope schools. Felled trees will then be replaced by new ones.
Income from the project will sustain further planting and allow the project to expand further.