Organized by: Rev. Robert Peek
We have started a ministry Change A Life Ministry---CALM For the last 3 years I have studied intensively "Aquaponics" and now have retired, giving way to a visit to Uganda. Why Uganda? God has lead us to Uganda! This country needs our help! 80% live in poverty levels that would take our breath, being exposed to such! No running water, no electricity, and high unemployment. We have several orphanages already in mind, to build Aquaponic projects for their food supply and income. One being Matthew Okello's World Harvest of God Ministries. They focus on children in the Padar area (Northern Uganda) left homeless by war and HIV/AIDS. We have another in the Gulu area also. Briefly Aquaponics combines conventional aquaculture (raising fish) with hydroponics (cultivating plants in water). Pumping water from fish to plants through a purifying bed making the water safe for the plants. Then the water is recirculated back to the fish. (Henceforth, using solar powered pumps if electricity is not available or dependable.) Plus we are taking donations for portable solar equipment for churches, schools, and hospitals which experience blackouts frequently. Also we are extending help to the villages through out Uganda (one at a time) with these projects plus to catch rainwater, introducing them to a gutter system on their homes and buildings which direct the rain water to barrels and tanks. Of course filter systems and training on water purification is included. I am personally going to prepare set up for group accommodations. All donations big or little will bless us. Financial reports will be available to all.