Torit Gum Arabic Capacity Building Project

With their grant from the USADF, Foundation for Youth Initiative has supported Gum Enterprise’s Torit Gum Arabic Capacity Building Project that invested on agro-processing of Gum Arabic. The goal of the project was to improve the standard of living of 300-low-income gum Arabic producers in Eastern Equatoria State of South Sudan with the purpose to improve GE’s prospects for sustained expansion as indicated by the development of comprehensive five-year business, improved financial management, improved good governance and improved technical operational capacity.

Foundation for Youth Initiative has provided technical assistance on numerous topics including Enterprise Development and Marketing; Quality Control and Gum Harvesting; Sustainable Agriculture and Gum Production; Silvicultural Best Practices; Governance Training and Systems Development; Financial Management Systems Development; Administrative and Operational Systems Development; Brand Development and Marketing Plan and 5-Year Business Plan Development.

Now, Gum Enterprises has improved its prospects for sustained expansion as indicated by the development of a comprehensive five-year business plan that deems suitable for funding by a donor or other financial institutions, improved financial management, improved business management capacity, improved technical and operational capacity and improved marketing capacity. It also helped increase farmers’ income by almost $720,000, increased agricultural investments by $400,000, and supported 800 farmers both members and non-members.

Magalla Peanut Paste Capacity Building Project

With the grant support from USADF in 2017, Foundation for Youth Initiative supported Mangalla Women Development Association’s Peanut Paste Capacity Building Project at Dumadang Village in Mangalla of Central Equatoria State. The goal of the project was to improve the standard of living of 500-low-income peanut producers and also to improve MWDA’s prospects for sustained expansion as indicated by the development of a comprehensive five-year business plan that deems suitable for funding by a donor or financial institution.

Foundation for Youth Initiative has provided training and technical assistance on numerous topics including Business and Entrepreneurship Training; Financial Management and Governance Training; Modern Peanut Paste Processing and Industry Best Practices Training; Policy and Procedures Manual Development and Business Plan Development. The project will improve MWDA’s prospects for sustained expansion as indicated by the development of a comprehensive five-year business plan that deems suitable for funding by a donor or other financial institutions. It is also expected to improve its financial management, business management capacity, technical and operational capacity, marketing capacity, help increase farmers’ incomes, increased agricultural investments and supported young farmers both members and non-members

Kuru Ko Wate Self Help: Vegetables and Spice-processing Capacity Building Project

Funded by USADF in 2017, Foundation for Youth Initiative supported Kuru-ko Wate’s on its Commercial Vegetable Capacity Building Project. The Project invested in irrigation agriculture, which involves the production of jute, kale, cabbage, tomatoes, okra, pepper, amaranthus, pumpkin, and watermelon.  The goal of the project was to improve the standard of living of 450-low-income fresh vegetable producers within and around Juba in Central Equatoria State of South Sudan. It also aimed to improve the cooperative’s prospects for sustained expansion as indicated by the development of a comprehensive five-year business plan that USADF deems suitable for funding by a donor of financial institutions.

Foundation for Youth Initiative would provide demand-driven training and technical assistance on numerous topics including USADF Required Financial and Participatory M&E, Financial Management and Entrepreneurship
, Governance and Management, Agronomy, Revolving Fund Management, Policies and Procedures Manual Development, Business Plan Development; Project Evaluation. It is expected that the Project will improve KKSH’s prospects for sustained expansion as indicated by the development of a comprehensive five-year business plan that deems suitable for funding by a donor or other financial institutions. It is also expected to improve its financial management, business management capacity, technical and operational capacity, marketing capacity, help increase farmers’ incomes, increased agricultural investments, and supported young farmers both members and non-members.