The Foundation strives to develop sustainable sources of income for the modernizing and increasingly overpopulated areas we provide help to.
One of the things my Foundation wants to do is to become as unnecessary as it is possible to be. That means we need to develop sustainable sources of income for the modernizing and increasingly overpopulated areas we provide help to. We are presently working on a chicken project, a pig project and a dairy cattle project. We have already provided one person with the funds to buy 20 piglets, and 4 months of food for them. At the end of 4 months, when they are fattened up it is expected we can make close to $100 on each pig if we sell it. That money will be used to replace the pigs at $20 each and to add more pigs to the project and continue that method every 4 or so months. Eventually there will be a large amount of income for multiple families by raising pigs. We have also very recently bought 2 acres of land and built on it a building that will hold up to 15 cows for milking. In addition we’ve built a small self contained shelter that land for a couple who we will hire to look after the cows and milk them etc. We hope that once established with 12 cows and 2 bulls we will be able to realize a quite large profit each month – especially as most maasai people will drink several cups of milk a day and fresh milk is in high demand. What we will do with the profits is to provide for around 10-12 communities to each have their own chicken coop, with an incubator for the eggs, and the ability to not only have eggs and chickens to eat but to be able to sell excess eggs and chickens to provide income, Therefore we will have pig production, we will have dairy cattle producing milk, and chickens for many communities – all in an attempt to prevent hunger and in severe cases, starvation when the nest pandemic or something equally as bad hits the maasai. When the chicken coops have all been built – in about a year or so, the profits from the dairy cattle business will be used to provide high school education for so very many of the bright young people whose parents simply don’t have the $1000 a year or so that it costs to go to high school in Kenya.