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Kigezi community maize mill now fully operational.

Kigezi community maize mill now fully operational.

The community maize mill in Kigezi established by the foundation under Kigezi Development Association, KIDA and benefiting over 1,000 people is now fully operational.

The facility has brought milling services closer to the people, while doing so at a reduced fee. The income obtained from the milling services is being injected into the community’s savings box which after 6 months of operation shall provide small interest loans to community members to establish sustainable micro-enterprises capable of improving their livelihoods towards achieving poverty relief.

The mill apart from enabling maize value addition so as increase income of the community and improve livelihoods will also provide raw materials (maize bran/by-product of processed maize) to be used as binder in making efficient charcoal briquettes under the foundation’s community project, ‘’sustainable alternative technology to local charcoal production’’, whose goal is ‘to provide an alternative to deforestation for wood fuel as an income generating activity for the community by involving them into the production of effective profitable charcoal briquettes from free post harvest agricultural wastes which are always disposed off after harvest so as to mitigate the effects of climate change which negatively affect agricultural output and thus ensure sustainable agricultural production.

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