Cornerstone laid!

The Cornerstone for Project Frango was laid today (Friday, February 19, 2021) and construction of the two chicken houses begins on Monday. A solar powered water pump and well are able to supply more than enough water for all the activities of the farm.

Thanks for all your support on this exciting project!

Putting in the concrete block cornerstones for the chicken houses.
Putting in the concrete block cornerstones for the chicken houses.

Major Milestone

Project Frango passed a major milestone with the final signing of the funding contract between our Mozambican partners, University Lurio, and the chicken raising company, Novos Horizontes and our Canadian management company, Canada Gives. We have reached our funding goal to support 8 families per year.

We have a parcel of land from the community and this week we will be drilling to ensure water is available. If so, then work will begin immediately on signing the rights to use the land, and then building the chicken raising homes and picking participant families.

We are able to do this during CoVid using appropriate physical distancing. The community of Natikiri is expectant and we are very excited to reach this point.

We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our donors for your support and confidence.

Stay safe and all the best.
Ron and Connie Siemens

Thank you to the U of S!

Congratulations to Dr. Siemens, Dr. Belo, and Dr. Carol Henry! They have been awarded a $29,000 dollar research grant from the University of Saskatchewan to support the work of Project Frango. We are now very pleased to announce that we have $235,000 in the bank or pledged. The team in Mozambique has begun the process of choosing a board of directors and securing title to the land. Thank you all.

Project FranGo is a Go!

Thank you all so much for your donations. It has been a bit of a journey but a fascinating one.

We have reached the $210,000 mark and thus we can start building the infrastructure. We will start with building half the barns and finish the rest when we reach our goal of $450,000.

In January/February our Mozambican team will arrange the land titles and choose the people to sit on the management board. In March/April we will begin with water/electricity/barn building. We hope to have our first families start training by this September.

On the fundraising side, we have two applications for grants that have been sent in and if these are successful we will need only $100,000 more to reach our final target.

We would love to see you continue to help us with this project. We are almost there. You can find donation information at: