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.


Update to the site exploration: We struck WATER on the land and that is fantastic! We are putting in the borehole, getting the final legal done and now things will really take off.

Thanks again for all your support!

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

Rwanda trip

In January, Dr. Ron Siemens travelled to Kigali, Rwanda to meet with all 18 other Innovating for Maternal Child Health in Africa (IMCHA) research projects funded by Global Affairs Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health and International Health Research Center.

Throughout the meetings it came up again and again how important family income was to overall health. All across sub-Saharan Africa, project teams are finding the need for strong infrastructure and community support.

It was great to see how Project Frango will be addressing such an important need and providing rich research data to help in possible scale up in other parts of Africa.