- By: Derek Anthony
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/robert-kidemba
My name is Derek Anthony, and I am passionate about ministry. In my ministry, I meet people from all races, ages, and backgrounds. One particular humble soul that grasped my attention is from Uganda, Mr. Robert Kidemba. He owns 6 acres of rich agricultural land in Uganda but is unable to cultivate (and hence change his own life as well as that of his whole family and COMMUNITY). I would like to assist with that, by raising funds for this cause.
Essentially, we would like to raise funds for Robert, his family, and his community to cultivate vanilla beans on his rich agricultural land. Vanilla cultivates extremely well in Uganda, and prices have skyrocketed both locally as well as on world markets, which realistically means Robert can change his life.
What motivated me to assist in fundraising, is Robert's faith in this project, which has catapulted him into singlehandedly clearing the 6 acres for cultivation. He has also planted 1200 support plants in great anticipation for the planting of the vanilla plants. I assisted with R13000 for this initial stage of the project.
Ideally, we would like to raise the funds within 4 to 6 weeks. We have created a database of many wealthy friends and associates that are willing and able to assist. The transparency of the BackaBuddy link is what will spur the funding.
Funds will be used for:
Support Plants - R50.000
Vanilla Plants - R200.000
Labour - R100.000
Watering and fertilizer - R150.000
The impact of the donations will be huge. We are not feeding anyone here, but providing life-changing assistance to Robert, his family, and his community for financial freedom for generations to come.