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TRC strives to be economically self - sufficient
Models of self - sufficiency are built into every program and project
It is important for TRC to become free of foreign funding for its operations
In everything we do, we build in a self - sufficiency component. This ensures that programs and projects that are implemented have a long - term focus.
WhyWe work with communities to achieve 100% self - sufficiency
StoryEach of the four departments (Primary/Vocational Schools, Demonstration/Co-operative/Community Farms, Midwifery and Medical Clinic, Women's Craft Club) each have specific goals for increasing income and sustainability.
Demonstration/Co-operative/Community Farms: Without the TRC volunteers, community farming members, and marketing of produce in the village and Masaka township, the local population that rely on agriculture for their income would not be able to transport their goods to distant locations. With the provision of that service the average income per farmer has multiplied significantly since ICEF's involvement.
Midwifery and Medical Clinic: Providing a local venue for mothers to give birth and families to participate has meant the birthing has become safer and immunization can be immediately provided. As the levels of the clinics increase, more opportunity will be provided for additional staffing alongside the service.
Women's Craft Club: With the hiring of our field director Maureen Nakalinzi, the local women have been improving their skills and adding variety to the products that are offered for sale both at TRC and markets around the country. As well, some of these goods are sent internationally where they are sold at fair-trade competitive prices.