Projects

We work with the local Ugandan NGO St. Augustine Community Love Programme (SACLP) to fund initiatives to seed sustainable local industry. Life-changing resources can be surprisingly modest, from shoes to sewing machines. Your donation supports projects like these.

  • Flour Mills

    TILT has provided six flour mills for a womens’ entrepreneurial project in which groups of responsible women in a village are capitalized with a flour mill to start a business milling flour for their local area.

  • Goats for Kids

    Give a breeding pair of goats to the family of a primary school student who need income to send their child to school. Your one-time $160 gift has a lifetime of impact. The student learns not only at school, but also animal husbandry at home—and also learns about paying it forward when the first offspring from the pair are given to more families with the same needs, and the same responsibility to pay it forward.

  • Shoes for Kids

    Many elementary students in Uganda don’t attend school in the rainy season because they don’t have shoes. Without shoes, they are easily infected by “jiggers”.

  • Starter Potatoes

    Give starter potatoes enough to plant a quarter acre to the family of a primary school student who need income to send their child to school. Your one-time $180 gift has a lifetime of impact. The student learns not only at school, but also farming at home—and also learns about paying it forward when enough of the first crop to plant another quarter acre is given to another family with the same needs, and the same responsibility to pay it forward.

  • Teacher Housing

    Elementary teachers sometimes must walk several kilometers on paths through the bush because there is no housing near the school. A duplex near a school requires about $6000 in materials (cement floor, brick walls, steel roof, plastered interior). It is built with the volunteer labor of the students’ parents.

  • Women's Groups

    Groups of women from a community, typically 50-100 women, pay a small amount (equivalent to a few US cents) into a common revolving fund to establish a partnership. Those funds are added to a one-time sponsorship from someone like you. The women then work together in multiple local entrepreneurial projects. Each woman uses the fund to purchase supplies, then replenishes it plus a contribution from sales. The funds thus grow over time. When the women’s groups are sufficiently successful, they sponsor additional women’s groups in other villages.