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Edward

Ed Kasaija has house and apartment rentals and a swine and cattle business. He had chickens, now spun off to one of his sons. Ed pastors his church, primarily as one of the preachers, its teaching elder in leadership development and in area missions. Half his time is spent with TMP by teaching in the churches and helping with Village Lift-Up, a voluntary effort.

How can one man do so much and be an engaged husband and father of six? By God’s grace! In 2001 Edward received a $200 TMP loan. Ed applied the loan to his fledgling pig raising business, and he succeeded. He repaid the loan, and his business has proved to be a knowledge base for others. His loan is thus repaid many times over.

An elderly Christian bequeathed 10 acres to him in a rural community (Sumbwe) Southwest of Kampala. Ed set about to establish a mixed farming method (his term) which really is an environmentally balanced farm using flora to feed fauna that fertilize the flora. There are other aspects of it that this page does not have room for.

By this date the farm production is up to 300 pigs and ten cows. Pigs, says Ed, must be “happy, disease free, and productive.” His son has 5 facilities on the acreage for 6,000 layers, and they sing to passers by.

Eggs, broilers and manure are the products he sells.

The chickens afford 3 hired workers for the son, and Edward’s operation several workers. His rentals provide capital for the farm, which accounts for the rapid growth after the TMP loan launched the whole process.

This is a primary teaching farm for TMP, and it supplies all of the initial animals needed in new pilot project piggeries of the Village Lift-Up program.

Pray for Edward Kasaija and give thanks for his able service of God. If you would join our support team to boost other businesses, such as those in Village Lift-UP, click on the lower left dollar symbol. TMP is a not-for-profit 501(3,c) organization. Thank you for reading. ~J. Wyatt George

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