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Industry charity buys land for orphans in Uganda

21/07/2011

Meetings Industry Meeting Needs (MIMN) – the event industry charity – has funded the purchase of four acres of land to provide self-sufficiency for orphans at the Adonai Family-Uganda project.  


 


Geoffrey Allwright works in travel procurement for Airbus Operations Ltd and approached MIMN at a presentation by the Institute of Travel & Meetings because his son is based in Uganda with Adonai Family Uganda - a project that cares for 160 orphans and vulnerable children. The project aims to teach and provide basic farming practices as well as provide competence-based education and Geoff’s son was trying to raise funds for the purchase of additional land to enable them to become self-sufficient through organic farming in the face of rising food costs.



The 160 children are housed in 'family' homes of eight children at Adonai and a total of 30 acres is required to make them self-sufficient through organic farming. This four acres will take them up to 10 acres, a third of the target, and enable them to keep livestock and recycle waste for growing crops.



MIMN executive committee member Peter Rand, MBE, said: “This is a highly sustainable project bringing together the best practical help through education. The purchase of the land makes it possible on an on-going basis.”

Pictured: Children of the
Adonai Family-Uganda


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