Project information

Self-Sustainable Community

We believe Education Is The Answer To Poverty! We want to educate the under-privileged communities, not only through theoretical learning, but also through life experiences. We want to create an environment where a community is able to become self-sustainable and break through the poverty ceiling.

September 2013 - March 2014

Charity information: One Cause Limited

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  • Need


    Students are having to travel long distances to go to school and expected to learn in the hot sun on an empty stomach. We hope to provide a nutritional meal to every student and educate the students on the importance of nutrition
    Secondly, the community is too reliant on external funding. We would like to create a self-sustainable community, helping them change their mind set by providing them the tools and business knowledge to create a business model that will eliminate poverty thinking.


    Providing a nutritional meal to all students will accelerate their learning and creativity, which will get them in to better paying jobs and out of poverty. We want educate them to grow their own nutritional crops in the most effective way, be responsible citizens and create a business model that will help the school create a self-sustainable environment and be less reliant on external funding within the next 5 years.
    This will get community out of poverty and create self-sustainabilty.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To feed children who come to the school with a nutritional meal helping intellect and creativity


    » Grow food on the school land that will provide a healthy, nutritional meal to every student.Teach students to effectively grow crops and eat healthily

    What success will look like

    Happier, well fed children will no doubt produce better results in the school, increase in employment, better paying jobs and a community out of poverty

    Aim 2

    Teach students the skills of creating a business model, money management and responsibility.


    » Get a qualified ergonomist to teach the students to effectively grow crops, provide local entrepreneurs to assist with business and money management

    What success will look like

    More students going in to business, increase in savings and investments and become role models for the next generation and creating a community rich in knowledge and creativity.

    Aim 3

    Create a self sustainable community to eliminate the reliance on external funding.


    » Produce quality crops to sell to local market by effectively marketing and networking with local businesses and ploughing profits back to the school

    What success will look like

    Expand the business model, increase profits, provide a happy community and less reliance on external funds. Create a united community who work together to build a model community

  • Impact


    This will change the mindset of the people of the village and not expect 'handouts' from external funders. They will fend for themselves by working together as a community utilising their skills, producing great leaders with creative thinking.
    They will teach the next generation the importance of eating healthy and nutritional foods. Success will be demonstrated by the decrease in the number of illnesses, highly inspired individuals who become successful business owners and community members


    The main risks are mis-management of funds and the dis-connect between the people that will create disharmony.
    We have worked with the current community for the last 5 years and have instilled trust and faith in the work that One Cause has done.
    We have micro-managed all the projects that have been sponsored in the past and the village has grown tremendously. We have seen fantastic results and have been trying to change the culture of poverty thinking.


    We report to our donors regularly via facebook, getting them involved in some of the decisions. We produce monthly newsletters that provide updates on what happens in both our programmes.
    We produce full Financial Statements that is available on our website to provide financial updates.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £11,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,000 Training Provide structured training to students using external consultants
      £3,000 Boreholes Provide a fresh source of water for drinking and to be used for crops and other projects
      £6,000 Sustainable projects Agricultural sustenance, Greenhouse and Chicken farm
      £1,000 Admin General admin, marketing, overheads
  • Background


    Iyoriang Village is in Eastern Uganda. The village is 5 hours drive from the capital, Kampala. The village is not connected to an electrical grid. Electricity is not common in the homes. The people are not very skilled and have the culture of staying at home growing food in their own land.
    The village has sunshine most of the year and would do great with solar connection in the village. Early pregnancies, HIV and early marriages prevent students from progressing.


    The people of the village of Iyoriang will definitely benefit from this as they will the project will change the mindset of the people to become successful business owners, great leaders with creative visions who will be plough back to the community to create a sense of togetherness.
    Businesses from close by towns and cities will benefit with skilled, intelligent labour creating a thriving business centre for the country.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We specialise in micro-managing projects in both of our current programmes (India and Uganda) and believe in providing value for money to all donations. The charity consists of skilled young individuals with various skills that help keep admin costs to a bare minimum, allowing us to spend on projects that actually make a difference. We negotiate directly with any suppliers and conduct our own due-diligence before parting with money, thus eliminating any waste.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Aashish Nathwani

    Aashish is currently the Project Manager for the Uganda programme and Finance director making sure projects and costs are scrutinised

    Rajen Shah

    Rajen is the CEO of the charity and has the responsibility that donor monies are well utilised, communication with the donors and promote awareness.

    Rishi Raja

    Rishi is in charge of marketing and has the responsibility of making sure the charity is well represented in the local communities and raise awareness

    Pritul Shah

    Pritul is in charge of compliance, making sure that the charity adheres to all regulatory requirements


Will pay for a child's school for one year