Small-Business Development

General education is essential to the development of the whole person.

However, in a country, where professional jobs are all but non-existent, Abukloi also helps students develop practical, vocational skills. We thank:

Examples of student-designed businesses include:

Agricultural Products and Storage

Retail Businesses

Car Wash Business

Handcrafts Business

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Loans are awarded on a points system:

0-50 points - Potential for Success 

  • Total amount needed to start and operate the business

  • Risk vs. Potential Profit

  • Preparedness and understanding of the business of team members/individuals involved in the plan 

  • Amount of personal investment already committed and/or given.

0-25 points - Inclusiveness

  • Gender inclusiveness

  • Community participation

0-25 points - Positive Economic Impact on Abukloi Secondary and Rumbek

 

Commerce Teacher Henry Deng and Director Justin Mathok work with the graduates, coaching them toward success.  The money paid back on these interest-free microloans is used to fund next year's businesses.

AGRICULTURE: Growing Toward Self-Reliance

SCHOOL GARDEN

 
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Learning the Methods
Learning the Methods

Under the direction of the in-country Director, two teachers with farming expertise and the Rumbek Community Development Council, students have become engaged in creating a demonstration garden which can be used as a food source with potential for development of income and employment opportunities through management of the property and distribution and sale of the food.

Demo Garden
Demo Garden

All of the students spend time working on the farm. Adding a well and irrigation system next to the fields will allow the students to maintain better the crops during the dry season.

Supplies
Supplies

Your donation will go directly to developing programs at Abukloi School that will have long term impacts on an entire community. Please donate today.

Learning the Methods
Learning the Methods

Under the direction of the in-country Director, two teachers with farming expertise and the Rumbek Community Development Council, students have become engaged in creating a demonstration garden which can be used as a food source with potential for development of income and employment opportunities through management of the property and distribution and sale of the food.

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NANCY'S GARDENS

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Nancy's Garden Christening
Nancy's Garden Christening

The entire community came out to support this new initiative by Abukloi. Funding for Nancy's Garden came from the Tack Family in honor of their mother.

NANCY'S GARDENERS
NANCY'S GARDENERS

We currently have 45 women learning how to grow food sustainably. Their crops will feed their families and be sold at market. Proceeds will go back into Nancy's Garden.

The Harvest
The Harvest

Through your continued support, Nancy’s Garden will be self- sustaining by the end of 2017.

Nancy's Garden Christening
Nancy's Garden Christening

The entire community came out to support this new initiative by Abukloi. Funding for Nancy's Garden came from the Tack Family in honor of their mother.

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SEWING BUSINESS: Marketable Skills and Income

 
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Sewing Class
Sewing Class

All students get some instruction in basic sewing techniques.

Learning to sew
Learning to sew

In South Sudan, often young men aspire to be tailors.

Handmade by Abukloi School
Handmade by Abukloi School

Students will learn to make their own school uniforms, saving their families money. The students can also learn to make the uniforms for students from other schools.

Sewing Class
Sewing Class

All students get some instruction in basic sewing techniques.

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TECHNOLOGY: Connecting to the Future

 
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Satellite for Internet Cafe
Satellite for Internet Cafe

We have an Internet Café open to the public near the market in Rumbek. The Department of Health has provided the space for the café and its location next to the office of the Abukloi in-country Director allows for organizational oversight of this project.

Techy Girls
Techy Girls

Girls are excited to learn new computer and technology skills. Additionally, the computers and printers provide locals with a valuable and scarce resource. Usage fees will pay for the cafe.

Kory Teaching
Kory Teaching

Volunteer, Kory Tack, teaches students basic computer skills. Several laptop computers were brought from the US. Training is provided to the students. They have free access to the Internet Café.

Satellite for Internet Cafe
Satellite for Internet Cafe

We have an Internet Café open to the public near the market in Rumbek. The Department of Health has provided the space for the café and its location next to the office of the Abukloi in-country Director allows for organizational oversight of this project.

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