AIM Uganda's sustainability initiatives are a critical part of its development strategy. The purpose of our sustainability program is threefold:
- To generate income that sustains some of our activities, allowing us to provide for the orphaned children and vulnerable women in our care.
- To create a training component for our young adults so that they are equipped to become future business leaders.
- To create employment opportunities for some of our young adults and for members of the extended community.
AIM Uganda operates various income-generating projects, as listed below:
Amazing Grace Bakery
The Amazing Grace Bakery was started by a donation by one of our partners. It is operating at capacity, employing 35 people and gives income to the women who sell the baked goods in their shops. The main goals of the project were to locally raise funds to support some orphans in school and to create employment for uneducated youths, widows and single mothers. We are so thankful to friends and partners whose donations have made it possible to afford major capital investments. The bakery is now operating at capacity, employing 50 youth and giving income to the women who sell the baked goods in their shops.
Our fabrications unit creates all of the necessary items to furnish our schools and other construction projects. The production unit is designed to give uneducated youths an opportunity to acquire skills and knowledge in welding and carpentry. The production unit provides employment for some of these youths and the greater community.
The ACT Medical Centre
This is still a dream! Although Uganda has made major strides in improving healthcare over the last two decades, but the need remains great especially in rural areas. The ACT Medical Centre will provide a solution that puts patients first. The mission of the ACT Medical Centre is to create a sustainable health care model of compassionate excellence in which patients are served through their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, for the glory of Jesus Christ while generating funds to other health related programs especially those focusing on HIV/AIDS control and Support for the elderly. We need your support to make this dream a reality. Be a champion for this project.
The ACT Milling Factory
This project will provide a market for women raising corn, millet, sorghum and cassava and will allow them to earn the income they need to care for their families. The flour produced by the mill will be used at the school and also at our Amazing Grace. In addition, chicken feed will be produced at the mill and sold in the community to raise funds for school fees for children who attend the ACT schools but cannot afford to pay any costs.
The ACT Poultry Farm
It is another dream! This farm will be located on the outskirts of Act Junior School and Act High School. The eggs produced will be delivered to our schools as well as sold to the local market. The Amazing Grace Bakery is ready market for these eggs for use in making cakes and other products. We believe that our children can also gain valuable knowledge, skills and experiences which may be helpful in the future. Bob, a long-time friend and partner passed away recently but before he went to be with the Lord, he also requested that any memorials that come in be earmarked for this project. Let us know if you would like to know more about the current status of the project.