Russell Patrick

Russ Patrick, Olanya Sunday – Reducing Waste, Improving Livelihoods

Date grant awarded: January 17, 2019

Reducing Waste, Improving Livelihoods is a project out of Kitgum, Uganda whereby waste plastic is collected from the streets and shops to be transformed into products for sale. The project is run by a youth employment group from the local college, Agoro International Vocational Institute.

By using the plastic bottles that litter the streets throughout town, Russ is helping to thus helping to clean the air and streets. The seed grant will enable Russ and his youth to purchase set up equipment, ultimately empowering the youth to generate income through their labour.