KilimOasis improves the livelihood of small scale farmers and create a ready market and or value-chains around their products
Hundreds of refugees from different nations fled from their home countries due to different problems leaving behind all they had to lead their lives in a safe place. In support of UNHCR, WFP provides some kilograms of maize, beans, and cooking oil as food every month which can't sustain up to the end of the month, and on top, it is not responding to nutritional equilibrium. A few months ago WFP has started distributing money instead of food which scares the population in terms of social-economic sustainability because there are no jobs available for the refugees in a country where a big percentage is unemployed. Some refugees have been farmers in their home countries but they can't access funds to enable them to integrate farming in order to grow their income and a few who have done their best to involve in agriculture have faced a market instability leading their product to rottening in the garden or being sold at a low price and due to that their situation didn’t change that much and for some, it went even lower.
KilimOasis invest in small scale farmers' activities from seeding to harvest. Nakivale is a dry place with an 8 to 10 months drought, KilimOasis access the farmers with a mobile irrigation system to make fertile the dry soil. KilimOasis invests in organized groups of farmers from its established social development fund which enables their activities in the proposed purpose and after-sales the farmer can reuse the investment or pass it another one if one is abled to self-invest. KilimOasis is interested in the self-sustainability of the groups and their farmers that is why it encourages the group to start saving groups to enable them future self-support independently form KilimOasis but remaining in the network for other social benefits that are common.
On top KilimOasis gives agricultural and financial training to the group of farmers so that they can improve their livelihood and grow their income from what the gain in farming.
KilimOasis created projects around different value chains of cereals, vegetables. Different initiatives have been established for bakery, milled flour for different purposes and many others to come in a near future. KilimOasis creates these value chains because it intends to create job opportunities to sustain some families in the Nakivale refugee settlement.