Phase 3: Mvule Program
We work to improve economic opportunity because 38% of Ugandans live on less than $1.25 per day.
People in a village commit to plant and care for Mvule Trees. Working toward a common goal breaks down divisions and builds trust between community members. Trust allows people to cooperate despite religious, cultural, and family differences.
After a year of working together, the community buys goats using money from Kibo Group. As the goat program matures and the people learn to manage the process of revenue generation through the selling of goat offspring, new ideas begin to emerge for additional economic opportunities.
Using the experience and skills they developed during the Mvule Program, the community can take initiative and work on their own to implement additional projects using local resources. We continue to mentor the group, and will offer assistance in an advisory role when requested.