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Wagego Organic Farm
  • Wagego is a non-profit, community based oraganisation (CBO) in the village of Wamai, on Mfangano Island in Lake Victoria, Kenya.
  • The benefit of the project to the surrounding community will:
    • improve food security
    • improve people's diet and health
    • provide training for local farmers
  • It has 0.8 hectares (nearly 2 acres) of land (see plan) next to the shore of Lake Victoria, that it wishes to develop as an Organic Farm. To do this it needs help with funding for:
1. New Fencing & Gates
  • 200 metal fence posts - 32mm square tubing
    (see design)
  • chain link netting - 383 metres
  • barbed wire - 3,000 metres
  • cement for foundations 40 x 50kg bags
  • binding wire
  • red oxide paint
    Sub total: USD2,214
    Transport from mainland to Mfangano Island:
    Sub total: USD315
    Labour for construction:
    Sub total: USD664.20
    Double Gate:
    Sub total: USD350
    Single Gate:
    Sub total: USD150
    Grand Total: USD3,693.70

    2. Irrigation
    Waiting for quote: (see: plan) We are now waiting for a quote after an engineer from SunCulture came to advise us on how their Rainmaker 2 system can help irrigate the land. (see: more)
    Estimated Total: USD2,500

    3. Black Netting Tunnels (see: link)
      • black netting tunnel
      • steam cleaner
      • sieve
      • hot wire jig
      • seed trays
      • peat compost
      • tomato seeds
      • black polythene for making grow bags
      • black polythene for floor
      • wood chips for floor
      • cow manure
      Sub total: USD1,462.40
      • black netting tunnel
      • seed trays
      • peat compost
      • tomato seeds
      • black polythene for making grow bags
      • black polythene for floor
      • wood chips for floor
      • cow manure
      Sub total: USD1,087.40
      • Water Tower - USD350
      • Water Tank & fittings - 1000ltr: USD120
      • Welder: USD250
      • Work Bench: USD50
      Sub total: USD770
    Transport from mainland to Mfangano Island - USD250
    Labour for construction - included in the price
    Grand Total: USD3,569.80

    4. Shed
    • Mabati Shed - made from metal sheeting for storage and a night security guard, similar to the one in the photo.
    Grand Total: USD500

    5. Tree Planting
    • 100 trees to be planted around the resource centre
    Grand Total: USD250

    6. Grand Total
    • Fencing - USD3,593.70
    • Irrigation - USD2500 (estimated)
    • Black Netting Tunnels - USD3,569
    • Shed - USD500
    • Trees - USD250
    Grand Total: USD10,513.50 (estimated)

    You can help change some poor people's lives, by donating to this project! Please click on the donate icon - below right.
    Farm Photo Gallery
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    Video of the Project
    Mfangano Island Gallery
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