Our strategy is to make all HOPE Schools and other projects self sufficient, or funded from other in-country Forestry projects that generate funds.
Our plan is that all HOPE Schools will be self-funding when coupled with successful forestry projects.
The return on investment from our forestry projects would generate many times our outlay for profits that would greatly assist the ongoing expenses of our HOPE School Development Projects.
Our current forestry projects are considered trial forests. We aim to purchase larger parcels of land and plant our with termite and fungal resistant tree varieties.
Pictured is our trial plot of Eucalyptus Trees which show our land in Uganda is capable of producing a fast return on forestry. Recently a fungal infestation forced us to harvest one forest early and caused us to plan future plantations of fungal and termite resistant varieties which are not as productive but will grow full term disease free.
Wood can be sold for:
– Firewood (2 years growth)
– Building poles (4-6 years growth)
– Electricity poles (8 years growth)
– Bulk machined timber (15 years growth)
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