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Future Hope Foundation Uganda: skills for youth employment

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Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came

Medrine Nabaasa is the founder and the idea came as a result of youths and women  unemployment rate that stands at 70% for youths and 84 for women in Kisoro district southwestern Uganda and the need to create suitable income for the unemployed in the district through self-employment skills especially in beetroot, pineapple growing and value addition through winemaking.

Also, this was coupled with other factors like gender discrimination favouring at least boys to attain a bit of education, this has made most of the young girls no attending school hence early marriages and unwanted pregnancies. So I thought initiating this project could solve the above.

Your products and services 

Since 2014, we have been training youths and women aged 18-35 years with skills in beetroots, pineapple growing and adding value through winemaking production. So far we have trained over 250 youths and women in beetroot, pineapple growing and winemaking which has helped our beneficiaries to earn income from selling both fresh beetroots, pineapples and wine.

Your success factors 

The project has created 250 jobs for both direct and indirect beneficiaries.

A wider market base has been created due to quality products which will also lead to attraction of more youths and women into business.

250 youth and women have gained enough skills in quality production and marketing that will enable them to produce high-quality products matching with market standards.

The business has reduced unemployment among the youths and women because many have adopted the idea of growing beetroots and pineapples to earn a living.

It has also reduced the community attitude change towards girls.

Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing 

Unfavorable climatic conditions more especially during the dry season which exerts pressure to use irrigation method.

Your business model  

We sell fresh beetroots, pineapples and add value on these products to generate income from winemaking.

We sell wine residues to farmers which act as manure.

We train other community people on winemaking from beetroots and pineapples at affordable fee.

Some people willingly support our project as it is seen as one of the developmental projects that can solve unemployment in Kisoro district.

A few words about your competitors

Our competitors have capital machinery like bottling companies and at the same time, they act as our bottling suppliers which reduces our net income.

Your website 

http://hopeugandanews.wix.com/future-hope

 

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87 Comments

87 Comments

  1. Pecias Atukwatse

    02/01/2017 at 19:47

    This project will help the youth and women to create jobs for their own.

  2. kenan

    03/01/2017 at 12:17

    Well done ,its a good innovation

  3. Mugume Zak

    03/01/2017 at 21:10

    It’s a great and educative idea especially to youth and entire community at large.
    I do encourage promoters to raise their voices to the government for more support such that to reduce on number of un employed people, and train more job makers not job seekers.
    Thanks goes to the organizers and promoters .

  4. abenawebenard

    04/01/2017 at 21:05

    Good innovation that can help the youth and women to become self reliant

  5. muhumuzac76

    04/01/2017 at 21:20

    Your project is very innovative and its part of Uganda operation wealth Creation. We need to engage unemployed youth including women into agriculture where they can earn a living as one way of of reducing unemployment in the country. Keep it up.

  6. Abakwetsire Barnabas

    04/01/2017 at 21:45

    Good project idea not only for youth but the entire community . all the best.

  7. tboaz40

    05/01/2017 at 14:11

    Your project is very innovative.

  8. atwineadex

    05/01/2017 at 14:31

    Would like to come and share with you people entrepreneurship skills. Great project.

  9. Odoth Nabwire

    08/01/2017 at 11:25

    Good project Medrine

  10. Mathew Jophlies

    08/01/2017 at 20:39

    We have seen entrepreneurship projects but this one is still unique. Have never tasted beetroot and pineapple wine. Would like to taste and join the initiative. Great idea that will solve unemployment problem.

  11. Joseph wandela

    08/01/2017 at 20:53

    Good work for our community. Wish this idea/project can be supported.

  12. odek Michael

    08/01/2017 at 21:02

    I don’t know whether this is counted Medrine coz i didn’t see the sign you told us.
    Good work my dear.

  13. Edith keitesi

    09/01/2017 at 17:11

    Am sure if this project is given an opportunity, it will reduce poverty not only in our country but across the globe.
    Great idea.

  14. fortunate ainembambazi

    09/01/2017 at 19:26

    Dear Medrine,thanks for helping our people by eladicating unemployment. Well done my dear and this project is one of the projects that we need in our country. Good luck

  15. Kabarole Paul

    09/01/2017 at 20:35

    She has demostrated a realistic and relevant project among young people. The project will help yeah youngsters with practical skills in wine making and pineapple and beetroot growing which actually could be of interest to many youth in Uganda as the raw materials are easily growing and available in local markets. Her idea teach the youngsters on growing beetroot and pineapple affirms for sustainability of the intervation towards addressing youth unemployment , as this will assure continuous supply of the raw materials to produce the products of intent. Production of fresh local wines through beetroot and pineapple is expected to trap the untaped local market of wines in Uganda as the production process stated from the project seems to be none chemical cause to customers. Good idea Medrine!!!

  16. Partnership for Strive Youth Initiative

    10/01/2017 at 10:48

    Well detailed project showing the agriculture outcome. I encourage youth to get involved in agriculture. Prosperity comes from hard.I liked the idea. Good luck

  17. Kellen Katumusiime

    10/01/2017 at 12:18

    In abid to fight against unemployment among the youth in Uganda. Uganda requires such enterprise like Nabaasa’s because it doesn’t only offer employment to the Ugandan youth but also makes them actively involved in agriculture. If Uganda can have many more Nabaasa, it would be able to have a better future generation. Nabaasa thank you a million times and God bless you.

  18. Nyombi Gabriel

    10/01/2017 at 18:46

    Youth unemployment remains one of the biggest challenges under NRM. Thx for the initiative but lobby government for support. Hope the programme will soon spread to other district. Thx

  19. patience nyiramahirwe

    10/01/2017 at 18:52

    This is a good project my dear and I pray that African award will have the ability to realize how rich the project is. All the best.

  20. Mwesigwa Alex

    10/01/2017 at 19:27

    Am impressed with your project which has/is intending yo create jobs and businesses for young people. Many young Ugandans outside there are unemployed and this an indicator that once we combine such ideas, Uganda will be a good place for young people. Well done for coming out with this initiative. Consider my support.

  21. Henry Kiiza

    10/01/2017 at 19:32

    Indeed good work of transforming the community.

  22. Jerop Caroline

    10/01/2017 at 19:36

    Youth driven actively to initiate development with in the region. Good luck.

  23. Allan Mugabe

    10/01/2017 at 21:01

    Dear medrine, hope you are doing well. Am encouraged with what you are doing for our people. I read through your project and it looks sustainable and can be useful to the youth and has potential for expanssion. Good luck

  24. Isaac okello

    10/01/2017 at 21:11

    Great project. This will uplift the standards of the youth by becoming self reliant. Best wishes

  25. Musinguzi Bosco

    11/01/2017 at 19:27

    Ugandan population is mainly comprised of youth with about 78% of the population below the age of 30years. An comfortably big majority of these youth find themselves entrenched in un employment and i think you Medrine you must inspire youth to believe that agriculture should be one of the livelihoods emphasis as a strategy for addressing the problem of youth unemployment. There is notable reluctance for the said youth to engage in agriculture, a project with which many organizations and development partners have attempted to theorize and diagnose the cause.
    It is more strategic to have youth intimately aware and engage in agribusiness process from beginning to end(i.e. from working in the field, harvesting, transporting crops from the market, sell crops in the market, receiving money to pay school fees….) youth would benefit from this form of apprenticeship gaining agricultural skills in addition to their academic education. Thus, they would be in position to take the agribusiness to the next level if they elect to work in the agricultural sector.
    Big up to you dear for this wonderful initiative. May God bless you.

  26. Paul Kabanda

    11/01/2017 at 19:30

    Best of luck dear.

  27. Joel Mwenya

    11/01/2017 at 19:38

    This is very enterprising and amazing undertaking. Youth unemployment is the biggest demon Ugandan youth have to battle day in day out. With this on ground and spreading to different parts of the country, many people would be in position to beat poverty that is eating many of us and our families away. well done dear…. i can only hope and pray that this will be considered and you get the Award needed to offset it and transform our communities. “Cheers”

    • Future Hope Foundation Uganda

      12/01/2017 at 13:44

      Thanks

  28. Empower Women

    11/01/2017 at 19:41

    “Skills never die”beetroot and pineapple growing and wine making, youth will be empowered. Best of luck dear.

  29. Olaniyi Lanike

    11/01/2017 at 19:45

    I strong support this project and believe that agriculture will solve youth un employment problem if given the chance to win this Award. Best luck

  30. Micro Fund

    11/01/2017 at 19:48

    well done dear for showing support to the youth.

  31. Wangira Dennis

    11/01/2017 at 20:19

    Great job

  32. Ntamali Matilida

    11/01/2017 at 20:22

    Dear Medrine, thanks for the good job

  33. Medrine Nabaasa

    11/01/2017 at 20:26

    Hope our project will be given a priority to win the award.

  34. Otim simon

    11/01/2017 at 20:34

    I support your project Medrine 100 times. its good for youth.

  35. Robert Angenonga

    11/01/2017 at 20:53

    This idea need to be shared across the world. if young people can be engaged into agriculture,there would be no trouble of youth demonstrating for jobs.This is a project that shall solve the problem. as a person, i don’t see it for only youth but also aged who lack what to do for a living. Medrine, you have given us the hope of reducing poverty at household level as well as youth unemployment.

  36. Lawrence Kamanzi

    11/01/2017 at 20:57

    I support you project and you need also to register with Uganda Operation Wealth Creation for support because it mainly focuses on agriculture. i hope you can get support too from the government.

  37. Stephen Egessa

    11/01/2017 at 21:12

    Projects focusing on youth job creation and businesses start, should be given a chance because in the long run they will be able to create employment for themselves through acquiring knowledge and skills. i will be grateful to learn more about beetroot and pineapple growing and wine making from them. good project.

  38. Andrea Damilla

    11/01/2017 at 21:14

    Best of luck

  39. Pisillo Atumanya

    11/01/2017 at 21:20

    Good idea for young people in Uganda who are looking for jobs, embless the idea, reduce unemployment and increase personal income if given the opportunity. Well done

  40. Damasy Doreka

    11/01/2017 at 21:23

    i support your project and Best of luck my dear

  41. lydia Musoroni

    11/01/2017 at 21:27

    Consider my support and vote. Good bless you.

  42. Sacodelina Yahaya

    11/01/2017 at 21:32

    its a good project for youth. wish you all the best in fighting unemployment and creating jobs.

  43. Paul Muki Vicent

    11/01/2017 at 21:34

    Nice project for solving youth unemployment.

  44. Finehance Penelope

    12/01/2017 at 14:23

    Reducing poverty, we need to engage ourselves into agriculture. I think think a good initiative and hoping that many people will adopt this idea. Good luck

  45. rehema Anjolly

    12/01/2017 at 20:51

    Empowering youth and women with agriculture skills, will help them create employment for themselves and I believe many youth will benefit from this project. Best wishes.

  46. Fred Jayazah

    12/01/2017 at 20:56

    I support this project. Gd luck

  47. Issa Collins

    12/01/2017 at 21:14

    Good project. All the best.

  48. Adibea kadibea

    12/01/2017 at 21:21

    I have liked this project and I think its about time we engage our bros and sisters into agriculture. God bless youA

  49. Amos Angatai

    13/01/2017 at 20:50

    Skills for youth employment project is a good project targeting un employed youth and training with entrepreneurship skills in beetroot and pineapple growing and wine making. I have seen some of the out comes and i hope it will do the best once given the opportunity to win this Award. Good luck.

  50. Boniface Irarora

    14/01/2017 at 13:02

    Best of luck for your project.

  51. Brian Akankwasa

    14/01/2017 at 13:05

    This project will reduce youth unemployment in the district. Gd luck

  52. Boringo Rukundo

    14/01/2017 at 13:23

    My support too for this project.

  53. Gloria Mutuze

    14/01/2017 at 13:31

    You have a strong passion to entrepreneurship given that business start. All the best.

  54. Alex Igiraneza

    14/01/2017 at 13:33

    Gd job

  55. Nwachuckwu oneolline

    14/01/2017 at 13:36

    Good luck

  56. Sleon Mbaform

    14/01/2017 at 13:40

    Good project that will solve unemployment among Ugandan youth. Great work.

  57. Damulira Muheise

    14/01/2017 at 13:44

    Move a head, entrepreneurs don’t give up what they have already started. Good luck.

  58. Gerva Setilline

    14/01/2017 at 13:48

    Wish you well

  59. Tabaro Robert

    14/01/2017 at 20:21

    Great work of trying to help the youth and women with different skills. Like your idea and good luck.

  60. Mwesigwa Innocent

    14/01/2017 at 20:28

    Good luck

  61. Phionah Natuha

    14/01/2017 at 20:31

    Wish you well. Be blessed

  62. kumakech michael

    14/01/2017 at 20:40

    Bririant idea for poverty eradication. Gd luck

  63. Ronnie Wanyama

    14/01/2017 at 20:41

    Keep going.

  64. sempungu ssempijja

    14/01/2017 at 20:47

    This organisation is my role model. Have seen wine from beetroot and pineapple. I encourage unemployed youth and women to start practicing agriculture. It does need a lot of capital to start with. Good luck.

  65. Mike Ainebyona

    14/01/2017 at 20:50

    Keep going and don’t lose hope

  66. Jackline Tusingwire

    14/01/2017 at 20:53

    Wish you the best in struggling for this Award.

  67. Mbabazi Boyaze

    14/01/2017 at 21:00

    Thx for coming up with this idea. Looks great. My support.

  68. Florence Luzinda

    14/01/2017 at 21:02

    Gd luck

  69. Ainembabazi Joan

    14/01/2017 at 21:05

    Good luck

  70. Florence Kkonde

    14/01/2017 at 21:08

    I do encourage youth outside there to visit Future Hope Foundation Uganda to get knowledge and skills on entrepreneurship. Best of luck.

  71. justusayebazibwe

    06/12/2017 at 19:01

    good luck

  72. atwineadex

    11/12/2017 at 11:32

    Medrine, i failed to vote. But have put my Facebook account.

  73. Kamwesigwa Alex

    19/12/2017 at 04:20

    Good job done to the youth in the community. Keep it up.

  74. Treatwell

    20/12/2017 at 15:37

    I like the project, it is a very good project for fighting poverty.

    I would like to get involed one day.

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Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came

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Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing 

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Your business model (how do you make money?)

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A few words about your competitors

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Your website 

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