The project begun on 10th December 2020 and the following actions were conducted;
l Identified and trained 12 youths (6 female 6 male) in bakeries
l Hired a trainer who agreed to provide apprenticeship training to a team of 12 youth for 2 weeks. These would thereafter be left to work on the own
l Cooking oils
l Baking powder
l And other ingredients
l Uniforms (SORAK Executive Director dressed in the factory wear at the start of SORAK bakery)
l Commenced on production by using 75 kg of wheat per day to bake read
|Wheat mixer mixing dough for weighing|
|Flattening wheat dough making it ready|
|Sliced dough ready for frying into doughnuts|
|Frying in progress|
|Breads and doughnuts for sale|
|Marketing team in the field selling ready bread and doughnuts|
<Achievements at this point>
l So far made 4 rounds of baking and have raised 700,000 UGX in sales.
l We have innovatively made bread and half cakes flavored with lemon grass essential oil. This has been liked by most consumers though some do not use/consume lemon grass flavor.
l Market readily available –There is ready market and demand as the people who have tested our products have liked it.
l We only now need to distribute to other areas. We also need to increase on the output in order to be able to make profits.
l Marketing –In order to reach a wider market, not only walk able distances but also within the district and the neighboring areas/districts. There is an urgent need for getting means of transport. A pickup truck with a built up container will be ideal for accelerated distribution and marketing of SORAK Bread and related products.
l We need to bake much more wheat and many more rounds in order to make profit
l The wood powered oven was substandard we have had to break it for a bigger and better one
l Water supply to the factory is still a challenge as our pump engine is old bought in 2013 now needs a replacement