All Projects

West Kenya Relief

Urgent Problem: Hard working farmers near Eldoret are selling family lands, since they lost paper and sugar cane factories for $250M lost income. ACAID provides seed and milling described on this page.

Microloans

11,000 microloans: with no interest, collateral or ownership. Community Loan Team (CLT) approves loans and seed, notifies ACAID for larger loan for machinery, factory or direct-to-customer company for 100x wealth. Payback stays in their community and revolves up to 4x/year.

Seed

5,000 seed: ACAID provides hoes, 5Kg beans for half acre, 10Kg (22 pounds) corn seed for acre that yields 4,000Kg. Farmers dry seed, must bring back 3x (triple).  Results in up to 484,000Kg (1,064,800 pounds) over 5 seasons. Community gets two knapsack sprayers and training in planting, fertilizer, pesticide, drying and storing seed.

Factory

Feed Mill: most generous, teacher of many, gets milling factory shown here. 1,000 nearby farmers keep over 90% of factory value, instead of current 10%. Millers loan ($2,700) payback stays in that community and revolves up to 4x/year. Training and Manuals for Operations and Optimal Feed mixes. See Food-Hulling-Feed 3-in-1 machines and coffee roasting factories.

Web Training

1,100 Developers: at 20 community clubs and 4 High Schools are trained in open source WordPress5 and WooCommerce6. i.e.
1. Teams build free websites for community businesses that ACAID hosts free.
2. ACAID certifies team sites quality, pays for company registration and websites, and West companies outsource website dev. Their staff make more than doctors.

Entrepreneur Training

250 Entrepreneurs: at 5 largest cities and 4 High Schools. On first day, all training videos, tools and installs are provided on Flash Drive including ACAID Entrepreneur, Personal Finance, Business and open source LibreOffice 7.4.  They are challenged to change their business plan and grow 100x.

Engineer Training

In Spring, we’re adding high school clubs for engineering. On first day, students get all training videos, tools and installs on Flash Drive including open source www.freeCADweb.org. 50 pre-coded machines include tractor, ground nut grinder, sugar juicer that we can fabricate in Kampala.

Law Training

In Spring, we’re adding high school clubs for Law.  On first day, students get all training videos, tools and installs on Flash Drive to learn basic ethics, contracts, lawsuits, and intellectual property (IP). Training is preparation for paralegal or intern, and later law career as attorney or judge.