Nimbus supports the construction of a forest farm in Uganda which is located near the capital Kampala on the way to the national parks - a joint project of the aid organisation Kids of Africa and the TU Munich, Faculty of Architecture. Since the ground-breaking ceremony in December 2018 a group of 20 students and scientific staff has been working together with the local craftsmen.
On the building site in Buhweju a small accommodation for travellers will be built next to the forest farm for reforestation of the hills. The design also includes accommodation for the employees - the young adults of the children's village - who will take care of the farm as well as the tourists.
Uganda is a landlocked country in eastern Africa. The capital Kampala is located near Lake Victoria, the largest lake in Africa. Uganda has 35 million inhabitants on an area of 241,040 km². The nominal GDP is USD 638 per inhabitant, making Uganda one of the poorest countries in the world.
Due to its location on the equator Uganda is characterized by a tropical warm climate. Several lakes, the Nile valley, primeval forests and savannahs determined the landscape. A large part of the population lives from coffee and tea cultivation.
It is impressive to see how the joint work on site works: the rows of bricks of the third building are already standing! We'll keep you updated - and follow the forest farm on Instagram.
If you'd like to help and support the project, you'll find more information there.