Carmarthenshire and Kachumbala – Building a Better Future

The First Minister, Carwyn Jones, will today (Wednesday 8 January 2014) see how a partnership between Carmarthenshire Construction Training Association Ltd (CCTAL) and a group of widows in Kachumbala, Uganda, is having a transformative effect on people’s lives both here in Wales and in Uganda.

As part of his visit to Uganda this week, the First Minister will lay the foundation stone at a new grinding mill and storage unit in Kachumbala which has been made possible thanks toCCTAL and its partners, Coleg Sir Gar, CITB and Carmarthenshire County Council, and Engineers for Overseas Development (EFOD) Carmarthenshire.

The mill and storage unit is run by Kachumbala Farmer’s Charity Group (KFCG), a cooperative of 30 widows which formed in 2011. The mill and storage unit will enable the group to process and sell the crops they grow on a commercial basis, allowing them to make a sustainable livelihood.

CCTAL held a fundraising dinner last year which raised £30,000 to fund the building of the mill and food storage facility. The project also received support through the Welsh Government’s Wales for Africa Community Links Support Scheme.

For more information please visit http://walesafrica.org

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