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By urbanrewild | November 25, 2022

Poachers used to go hunting in the Bwindi gorilla National Park for food, when our charity studied how animals were being killed for food, we started a program to show them that there are alternative food sources other than hunting. โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

We then came up with a program to train those poachers how to grow vegetables for food, and we also decided to start a garden to provide us with vegetables to feed the children of the charity to fight malnutrition.โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

โ€‹โ€‹These vegetables are attended to by the children we support and some reformed poachers at different times. We grow Eggplant, Cabbage, Dodo, and Sukuma Wiki. We are also planning to grow Onions and Tomatoes. โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

We are now starting up fruit growing garden of mangoes, guavas, avocados, pineapples, oranges, etc. When we harvest, we cook for children on meeting days (weekends), give some to families of reformed poachers, give some to the elderly who work, and sell some for income to sustain the organization.

โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹Nicholas Ampeire

Bwindi Vulnerable and Orphan children’s Support Project

https://www.bwindiorphanageuganda.org/โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹

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