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Growing a Sustainable Future: Sustain for Life Hospital Gardens

Growing a Sustainable Future: Sustain for Life Hospital Gardens

Growing a Sustainable Future: Sustain for Life Hospital Gardens In partnership with an international and a Ugandan NGO, two hospitals created this enterprise to harvest organic farming products that deliver nutritious food for hospital patients and staff members while training vulnerable and marginalised community members in organic farming.

Sustain for Life’s hospital gardens at Bwindi Community and St Francis Mutolere Hospitals in Uganda provide patients and staff with food while offering a platform for training communities in sustainable agriculture, nutrition and sanitation. This helps them become self-sufficient, using low-cost solutions to combat hunger. Sustain for Life generates income by selling surplus food produced in its gardens. It also helps participants replicate the skills they have learnt in their own communities, increasing the impact of the enterprise.

  • Increase production by 40 % to provide sufficient vegetables for the entire patient and staff population at two hospitals.
  • Train 400 community members in sustainable organic agricultural skills, agribusiness, low-cost technologies, sanitation, nutrition and income generation.
  • Sign contracts for the sale of surplus vegetables to tourist camps and other commercial entities to ensure the enterprise’s sustainability.
  • Establish partnerships with other organisations and community groups so the enterprise can be replicated in other places, including a school for visually and hearing-impaired children in Kisoro, remand homes, informal settlements and at the Kampiringisa National Rehabilitation Centre.

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