KIZIGO CORN AND OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH OMUTO UGANDA
Creating a local economy where there was none, empowering local farmers, creating good jobs, and supporting the village school with nutritious meals.
LEVERAGING THE EMPOWERMENT MODEL
PROVIDING REAL JOBS AND CREATING A LOCAL ECONOMY WHERE THERE WAS NONE
In 2018, MMW launched Kizigo Corn Mill, a mission through business enterprise strategically suited for the region. This enterprise provides jobs that pay a living wage to local workers and enables farmers in the village to grow a cash crop on their land that was previously only used for subsistence farming. The ability to monetize their crops empowers families to participate in the marketplace in ways they could not before. Even if families don't have the money to send their children to school, Emmaus School, in connection with Omuto Uganda will accept corn in lieu of money for tuition. All this is made possible by our strategy of cooperation to empower villagers through economic development, education for their children, transforming lives - body, mind, and spirit.
TRANSFORMATIONAL, SUSTAINABLE & REPRODUCIBLE
We are creating an economy at the local level, where it has the greatest impact. We are giving people a chance at life and helping them improve their current conditions. By generating incremental opportunities for people who need a job, we are directly impacting the economic realities that contribute to social injustices and poverty.
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