ABOUT THE PROJECT:
In Zambia, rural health care facilities struggle to receive sufficient funds to cover all operational and running costs. Because of this, the Kamutamba project was set up in close collaboration with St Theresa Mission Hospital IGA board to improve the income generating activities. A second social problem in Zambia is that family farming and thus family income are depending highly on the non-climate resilient monoculture production of maize (corn). Combining these two problems, the Kamutamba Farm was set up. On one hand to provide extra income for the hospital but also to create jobs for the local community, to be a learning ground for local farmers and serve as an agricultural education facility. The goal of the project is to make a life cycle analysis of the sustainable agricultural production site (the Kamutamba Farm), including a marketing and impact assessment through a business SWOT model. There is a need for a financial cost and profits description of opportunities and solutions of existing problems that the farm is struggling with and the practical implementation of the found solutions.
Life cycle analysis of sustainable agricultural production of village chicken and greenhouse vegetable production, including marketing and impact assessment through a business SWOT model.
PREPARATION PHASE: OCTOBER – JUNE
IMPLEMENTATION PHASE: 6-8 WEEKS IN JULY AND AUGUST
Where: IBENGA, ZAMBIA
Applications Deadline: 14th of October 2022
About the project partner
Partner organisation is the Vzw Kamutamba. Mission of Kamutamba Vzw is to fundraise for Kamutamba project in Ibenga (Zambia) and organise events to raise awareness of the local challenges of the Ibenga Community and St Theresa´s Mission Hospital to the public in Belgium. The host organisation is St Theresa´s Mission Hospital Kamutamba Project
The mission and vision is to serve the community widespread with qualitative health care. The Kamutamba project is an income generating project set up by the IGA board of the Hospital. This entity is profitable and adds monthly on the Hospital budget. The next phase is to set up Kamutamba Farm.
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for 4/5 excellent and highly motivated students, with knowledge of english. Cultural flexibility and respect for other cultures are a must. Students of all academic backgrounds are allowed to apply. However, for this project we are especially looking for students with backgrounds or special interest in:
Economy / Business
If this sounds like the challenge you need in your life, not only to make the world just a little better but also to gain an incredible amount of experience in the process, do not hesitate to apply.
To apply, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Project student 2022-2023’ with your CV and a short motivational letter attached.