When soccer lovers meet! Please meet our girls and junior boys football teams from Otuke. We believe in community led impact and are proud to be a part of these youngsters' journey. Fun fact, our head coach is an agriculture teacher at a school for the deaf in Lira town. And he owns a nursery school in Okwang trading centre. He used lockdown to engage the young people and a football club was born. The senior men's team planted our sunflower garden this year and it came along so beautifully. With the help of friends in Germany, we got a set of uniforms. Please do reach out with football gear, etc.
In this podcast episode of the Design Hustle, we get to hear from Lydia Nakayenze Schubert, founder of OncaPlanta, an agro-entrepreneur. She gives us insights on her journey of building her company, OncaPlanta and where she sees herself in 5 years’ time.
After living and working in Germany, Lydia’s desire to build an international brand that had social development at its core were realised when she and her family decided to invest in the Nilotica Shea Belt in Northern Uganda. This has led to a factory in Otuke that supplies quality sheabutter as well as a Moringa Tree farm in Pakwach where she has now expanded to Moringa Oil. All this is under the brand name, Moo Me Gen which means ‘oils of hope’. She will be expanding her products to include marula and mango butter.
The shea trees in Otuke are presently in full bloom and we are approaching the new period of collecting the nuts when they have dropped to the ground after the ripening process has finished. The nuts will then transfererred to our drying-facilities where they will undergo a moisture-monitored drying process before our 2021 shea butter batch will be extracted from them.