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    Helping young folks at Oruchinga's Youth Center jump start their garden

    Day 71

    Growing Up

    For many refugees in Uganda, farming is their main source of income. When done well, harvesting and selling crops can be a great way to earn some income. The young folks at Oruchinga’s Youth Center knew that having their own farm could help support their activities, could help them grow.

    The group, led by their President Cubaka, had a small garden but they were running out of supplies – things like good seeds, fertilizer, hoes, boots, watering cans, and trowels.

    So, we thought, there was something we could do about that!

    For Day 71, we got the Youth Center all the things they need to get their community garden in great working order.

    “We teach our members how to farm in the best way,” said Christian, the treasurer of the group. “So the members will not only have access to the profits generated by our garden, but also will be better farmers themselves.”

    “What we can’t plant right now we’ll put in our store,” said Cubaka. “And we’ll share with everyone. Some of the seeds will go directly to our Youth Center garden, and some will go to individual member gardens. That way it will help both the group as a whole and the member’s families.”

    The profits made from the Youth Center garden will go toward powering the group’s other pursuits – things like soccer tournaments, English lessons, and a small salon business. “We have very many ideas!” said Cubaka.

    And we’re glad to play even a small role in bringing these ideas to life!

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