Jinja Decides

Jinja Decides

Uganda
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Budget: 
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Since Land is grabbed in Uganda the poor cannot get access to land plots.
Jinja Decides will work with the Municipal council in Jinja to buy the plots of those that cannot acquire land for themselves such the elderly, orphans and less privileged will get a land for a home for them to stay on.
Jinja Decides will spread this all over the Eastern region where people are marginalized for 25 years.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

The Problem that we are challenged with is lack of funds to help us to our work in these communities hinders our progress. We have no funds to help us run our work no computer to help us communicate our progress and the storage of information has to be electronic and also we cannot get access other places in Jinja because we don’t have Transport to those areas.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

My idea is unique because it will help those that cannot help themselves to get land acquisitions or have a place to sleep. Building new babies' home, Buying Mattresses for orphanages in Jinja and surrounding areas. Helping the football academy to improve the talents of the orphans in playing football and this will help them get scholarships and even club football to be in.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

The people of Jinja have learnt that Jinja Decides is there to help them to improve their lives. In August we cleaned and swept the street with Jinja School of Nursing. After this the Taxi drivers also asked Jinja Decides to clean the town with them. The attitude of residents has changed towards their community because of us empowering them to give back their community. See our face book account (jinja decides)
About You
Organization:
Jinja Decides
Section 1: About You
First Name

Shawn

Last Name

Mubiru

Website
Country

, KMP

Section 2: About Your Organization
Is your initiative connected to an established organization?

Organization Name

Jinja Decides

Organization Phone

+256701560274

Organization Address

Main Street Plot 41B, Jinja Central

Organization Country

, JIN

How long has this organization been operating?

1‐5 years

Your idea
Country your work focuses on

, JIN

Innovation
Do you have a patent for this idea?

Yes

Impact
Actions

We are writing to organizations to help partner with us to resolve it.

Results

We have two individuals that have promised to donate gifts to orphans in Uganda on Christmas day. We shall be having a good environment protected and children taken care of through education and families have places to stay if all goes well with the funders.

How many people will your project serve annually?

101‐1000

What is the average monthly household income in your target community, in US Dollars?

Less than $50

Does your project seek to have an impact on public policy?

Yes

If so, how?

Organizing forums to get the public views on how can improve their lives and then draft a documents to present to private and public sectors. Jinja Decides will annually host a conference in which the communities of Jinja will air out their views and policies they think need to be improved to help them be a better people.
In Jinja Decides conference a document will be compiled and delivered to the private sector and government to know what the people of Jinja have in mind.

Sustainability
What stage is your project in?

Operating for 1‐5 years

Does your organization have a board of directors or an advisory board?

Yes

Does your organization have any non monetary partnerships with NGOs?

Does your organization have any non monetary partnerships with businesses?

Does your organization have any non monetary partnerships with government?

Please tell us more about how partnerships could be critical to the success of your innovation.

Partnerships can help us achieve our goals as an organization.

Improve Jinja communities.

We would like to learn more about how your initiative is financially supported. Please explain your business plan/revenue model

Not yet but we developing one on the Jinja Tourism Center.

The Story
What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?

Jinja is where i was born it used to be an industrial town of Uganda.
After 25 years it has been marginalized when i went back i found the town looking like a ghost town so i went back and i said i will make a difference at home. That is why i started to develop the Jinja Decides concept of giving back to the community under the theme "Making a difference at home."

Tell us about the social innovator—the person—behind this idea.

The Person behind this idea is;

Shawn Mubiru

shawn.mubiru@hotmail.com

+256701560274

How did you first hear about Changemakers?

Web Search (e.g., Google or Yahoo)

If through another source, please provide the information.

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Additional
Which (if any) of the following strategies apply to your organization or company (check as many as apply)

Formalizing and documenting property rights (i.e. titling, leasing or certification), Legal education and awareness, Developing/applying technology for surveying, mapping and documenting property rights.

Please explain how your work furthers one or many of the above strategies (if you selected “other”, please explain your strategy)

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