Income generation Program
The income generating projects are designed to improve the overall living conditions of the villagers. During many education sessions, SCYI volunteers have noticed that although the villagers understood the importance of using mosquito nets, soap, condoms and other health promoting facilities, very few of them could afford them.
Thereafter, SCYI has initiated and supported a number of income generating projects in the target community.
1. Rabbit Rearing Project The concept of the project is to reduce malnutrition in the village by consuming high protein meat and to raise rabbits to sell for meat at local market SCYI also hopes to organize educational visits to established rabbit rearing projects to give the villagers an opportunity to gain some expertise.
2. Fair Trade Promotion, Coffee growing project The direction for the coffee Growers Cooperative is to ultimately produce A1/A2 grade coffee for sale on an international market to provide an income for the members of the co-operative. SCYI plans to facilitate the construction of a coffee washing station by 2010 to enable processing of the coffee cherries.
3. The Bee Keeping Project The bee keeping project aimed to improve the income of local widowers. SCYI has provided them with skills and capacity to produce, process and sell honey as way of rural poverty reduction.
4. Small scale projects framework SCYI provides technical and financial assistance to a series of small scale projects of the local clubs and cooperatives. The small scale projects frameset include cassava growing, vegetables growing, rice growing and handcrafts projects.