African economies are agricultural based, with majority of its people engaged in agriculture both for basic and food sustenance, living in rural areas. Millions of grass root farmers in this continent live in hard to reach areas, where infrastructural facilities such as good roads, clean water, health facilities and power, are absent.

I have been to various African countries and am on compassionate ground, always working with grass root farmers deep down in their localities, teaching them application of agricultural best practices and agribusiness skills, I have observed and noted that, one common problem/challenge that these grass root farmers are faced with, is that, they have totally been left behind in adoption of new agricultural technologies and usage of evolving methods of increasing production. They still use traditional tools such as hand hoes, pangas, etc., which cannot and are not enabling them, to properly till their lands on a much bigger scale they would have wished to like in case they had tractors.

Millions and thousands of these grass root farmers lack knowledge and skills in proper land preparation techniques, how to properly store seeds for planting in the next season, how to properly plant crops, how to improve fertility of their lands, how to control soil erosion and how to control pests and diseases, which is making it so hard, for them to produce enough food they wish to, for their proper survival. In many communities, farmers still largely traditionally practice growing of one type of crop like maize, cassava, bananas, sweet potatoes, etc., year in and out and this has contributed and is contributing to loss of fertility of their lands, which in turn, is resulting into low crop yields and because of this, many farmers are increasingly find it hard to sustainably feed their families. In fact, many of the households, survives on one meal a day and only takes plain porridge and in some cases water, as their supper before going to sleep. Sleeping hungry is very common in many of these farmers’ homesteads. Their children are malnourished because of lack of balance diet and this is severely stunting their normal growth.

All these problems/challenges, can greatly be overcome, by establishing a well/fully built demonstration/teaching farm/s in grass root farmers’ areas and in this case in Uganda, which is a country found in East African region that is comprised of five countries, namely, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, and Burundi.

When the demonstration/teaching farm/s, is/are established, grass root farmers’ groups, from various parts of the country and in the region, will always be hosted and practically be trained, in the application of appropriate agricultural technology and in the application of suitable practices as evidenced from the teaching farm. They will then be routinely followed up and guided by the skilled team from the teaching farm, on how best to apply the knowledge and skills gained from these trainings.

These demonstration/teaching farms, will also be used, for researching purposes, from where the researched information about improved agricultural technologies and farming methods, will always be disseminated, to the grass root farmers’ in an appropriate time. This will tremendously help in sustainably improving the farmers’ yields which ultimately, will enable them in overcoming hunger and poverty in their homesteads. I strongly believe that continuous grass root farmer’s trainings, is an assured and clear channel way of enabling grass root farmers in achieving sustainability of high yields. The farmers I have personally trained in embracing application of improved farming methods and agribusiness have harvested three times higher yields than they used to before the training. With teaching farms in place, the yields will even be higher than that and on a bigger scale since many farmers will be covered on a continuous basis

The establishment of a fully established teaching farm including the purchase of the land (120 hectares of land) where the farm is to be established, hiring of two tractors, purchase of various irrigation tools, fertilizer application, labor, professional fee, purchase of various seeds and seedlings, pests and disease control as well as routine farm management and maintenance will cost approximately, $120,000 (US DOLLARS).

In sum, grass root farmers in Uganda and Africa at large, are always eager and wiling to learn when given an opportunity. The establishment of a teaching farm(s) targeting to benefit them will be a blessing to them and will sustainably transform their lives in regard to overcoming hunger and poverty in their homes.





MOSES HATEGEKA, is a practicing farmer with a mission compassionate of where resources allows, to always help grass root farmers in Africa, to adopt new agricultural technologies and usage of evolving methods of increasing production. He is also a Ugandan based independent governance researcher, public affairs analyst and writer.




Millions and tens of thousands of grass root farmers’ families in  Uganda and Africa at large, are living below poverty line, surviving on less than one dollar ($1) a day and are trapped in chronic poverty circle, with many of them possessing very little hope of to one day be better. Many of their children are malnourished and suffering from various forms of diseases like kwashakor, persistent fever, memory lapses, etc., as they are not able to feed on balanced diet, which their bodies needs to function properly. Majority of grass root farmers cannot afford decent accommodation later alone to properly educate their children.

These people thus needs special programs from people/organizations of good will, if they are, to be helped move a way from hunger and poverty predicament situations they are living in. one of such programs, should be an establishment of dairy goat breeding center.

In Uganda and Africa at large as well as globally, the demand for goats’ milk is skyrocketing on daily basis because of its nutritious values, proven scientific evidence, also states that, goat’s milk contains more nutrients a human body craves for and that it is more healthier to human body than a cow’s milk. Because of this, goat rearing is now one of the most profitable livestock farming initiative, which I also believe that, if introduced to grass root farmers in Uganda, will positively transform their lives.

When a goat dairy breeding center is established here in Uganda, it will be a goat rearing training center, where grass root farmers from various parts of the country, will always come in and be trained in goat rearing techniques including, feeding, healthcare, breeding, housing, milk storage as well as marketing techniques. Many of these grass root farmers are only used to traditional goats and have not in their lives seen goat breeds such as, Saanen, Alpine goats, Toggenburg, Nubian goats, etc. they will thus need to be trained in these mentioned goat rearing techniques.

One dairy goat will not only transform a single house hold but a chain of households, this is because, with this program, every grass root farmer who receives a dairy goat from the center, will be mandatory required to pass on the first female offspring of his/her goat to the next grass root farmer in need in his/her community. The process will go on like this until the large numbers of grass root farmers are covered. This will also go on complementing their crop farming initiatives, as they will be getting goat’s wastes for use as fertilizers in their gardens

With this program in place, farmers will be able to get enough milk for their families thus contributing greatly to meeting the nutritional needs of their homesteads, and will also be able to get revenue from the sale of surplus milk which in turn will enable them, to buy books and school uniforms and send their children to school, which currently they are failing to do. They will also be tought how to save and with these small savings, they will be trained and encouraged to invest more in goat rearing business, this time now buying breeds from the center, so as to make the breeding center and their goat business sustainable. This in addition to transforming their lives will also give farmers, a sense of dignity and pride in their communities.

Establishing a goat breeding center with purchase of land (80 hectares of land) where the center will be established on, purchase of 250 dairy goats (various dairy breeds), land preparation, feeds, labor, professional fee, infrastructural facilities, routine center management and maintenance, etc., will costs approximately, $90,000 (US DULLARS)

In sum, establishing a goat breeding center here in Uganda, will not only transform Uganda’s grass root farmers lives, but will also be a goat rearing training and research center for other grass root farmers in East African region with interest in goat rearing  as well. Many farmers in Uganda and in East African region I have and always interacting with, are eager and willing to fully engage in this program.



MOSES HATEGEKA, is a practicing farmer with a mission compassionate of where resources allows, to always help grass root farmers in Africa, to adopt new agricultural technologies and usage of evolving methods of increasing production. He is also a Ugandan based independent governance researcher, public affairs analyst and writer.

Dairy Goat Program | Uganda

Planet Changer is excited to announce our newest project to eradicate hunger – establishing a dairy goat breeding program in Uganda!

Many Ugandan families live on less than $1 a day. Raising and caring for dairy goats brings immediate and positive change to these families.  The level of nutrition in their home increases significantly. Surplus milk can be sold at market,  a high demand for goat milk already exists. A revenue stream is created allowing farmers to send their children to school and improve their farming techniques to increase their yields. This impacts entire communities as they are empowered to begin to raise themselves out of abject poverty.

To ensure program sustainability, Planet Changer is securing land to establish a goat breeding and training center. Farmers will receive training in how to properly care for the dairy goats by a local goat breeding specialist. Upon completion of training and proper preparation to care for the goats, the farmers will receive a goat. When the goat reaches maturity the goat will be bred and the offspring will be given to another farmer who attends training. This goat will also be bred with its offspring given to a new family, and the cycle will continue. With this model, Planet Changer increases our breeding capabilities and farmers actively assist each other. Long term, this program will benefit thousands of grassroots farmers across hundreds of communities.

“Once again thank you for your initiatives with us. we appreciate your efforts … am committed like always to for ever work with you in eradicating hunger and poverty in grass root communities in Uganda and Africa. farmers here are excited and are looking forward for your programs to start being implemented.” -A note from Moses, a Ugandan farmer who is working closely with Planet Changer

The start up cost of the goat breeding program is $16,000. Planet Changer invites you to partner with us to to save lives in Uganda and help farmers create positive futures for their families and communities.

100% of all public donations will go to the project or fund that the donor designates (minus transaction cost, if applicable).

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Planet Project Funded | Community Tube Well, Nepal

A community tube well, often serves 6 to 10 families. Typically, this is the first time in their lives that these families have access to a deep well that provides clean water. The impact on their lives is dramatic. The clean water improves the health of the individuals in the community. Children who were collecting water all day long for their families can now go to school. Women are able to better care for their children and even contribute to the family’s income, rather than spend innumerable weekly hours carrying water. Local technicians have been trained in sound well-drilling practices. This ensures wells are constructed properly, are sealed (preventing contamination) and provide clean water from a deep source. In addition, selected community members receive system maintenance and repair training to ensure sustainability of the project.

This fully funded project brought clean water to a remove village in Nepal. It included material cost, local labor for installation, and associated education programs to the village (sanitation, system maintenance and repair, etc.).

Planet Project Funded | Family Support, Haiti

$500 worth of Haitian handcrafted jewelry was sold at an event. 100% of the proceeds went directly to the 16 ladies who created the pieces and the program that provides their education, material, and work space. Supporting their livelihood allows the ladies to achieve financial stability and care for their families. Women in this program have literally been able to bring their children, who were living with extended family, home again to care for them.

Planet Project Funded | School Sponsorships, Cite Soleil Haiti

Cité Soleil is one of the poorest and most dangerous areas in the Western Hemisphere. It is one of the biggest slums in the Northern Hemisphere. It has virtually no sewers, electricity, stores, health care facilities or public schools. Families often do not have food for the day or money to purchase necessities.

This fully funded project includes annual tuition and two meals a day for children in families who are otherwise unable to care for them. Without this assistance, these children are at risk of being given to another family as a restavek (child laborer) in the hope that they may be better fed and educated; or they may be given to an orphanage out of desperation.

Haitians value education and that is especially true for those that live in places like Cité Soleil. Haitian parents want their children to attend school because they want a better life for them. They want them to be prepared to get a job and take advantage of any opportunity that arises. They do not want their children hindered by illiteracy and poverty as they are. These are their dreams for their children’s future. Planet Changer is helping parents to keep their children and realize these dreams.




Recently approved as a 501(c)3 non-profit, we are excited about our inaugural year! We are passionate about changing the planet and empowering anyone, everywhere, to become a Planet Changer. We need your help to make that passion a reality and make our first year the best it can be.

Is social media a part of your life? Do you blog? Are you on Twitter or Facebook? Perfect! We want to equip you to spread the word planet-wide. Help others become Planet Changers and join the movement to Eliminate Thirst, Eradicate Hunger, Abolish Human Trafficking, and Revolutionize Orphan Care.

With the exciting projects we have underway and the wide range of options to take action as a Planet Changer, sharing what we are up to should be exciting and fun!

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Points to highlight to introduce Planet Changer:

  • Planet Changer is a recently approved 501(c)3 non-profit making positive and sustainable change planet-wide by eliminating thirst, eradicating hunger, abolishing human trafficking, and revolutionizing orphan care.
  • Planet Changer engages in relationships, awareness, and teaching opportunities.
  • Planet Changer advocates for people oppressed by lack of clean water, hunger, trafficking, and limited resources to care for their children.
  • Planet Changer empowers people who need support, and people who are dedicated to aiding affected communities, to create lasting change.
  • However you are wired, whatever you are enthusiastic about, Planet Changer is committed to connecting you to opportunities to make a difference. Whether it is advocacy, volunteering your time, spreading awareness through social media, donating to a specific project, in kind donations, or a willingness to listen to your ideas to get involved, Planet Changer offers something for everyone.
  • Eliminate Thirst. Eradicate Hunger. Abolish Human Trafficking. Revolutionize Orphan Care. Change the Planet. Be a Planet Changer.
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Spring Protection | Kenya

Planet Changer has entered into a strategic partnership with an incredible organization saving lives in Kenya by protecting natural springs to offer a clean water source for the nearby community. Springs are currently being protected in the Emuhaya and Kwisero Districts in the Western Province. A positive relationship has been established with the District Commissioners and District Officers. Over 350 unprotected springs have been identified; Planet Changer is helping our partner reach their commitment of protecting each spring within the next three years.

Each spring provides water for communities ranging from about 160 to 250 people. Many of the springs are located near schools, which means over 500 children could collect clean water from a protected spring.

Only local labor is used during the protection of the spring, and each community is required to be involved with providing locally available materials (sand, stones, etc).

Each protected spring offers significant health improvements in the community (decrease in typhoid, water-borne disease, and malaria as mosquitos breeding grounds are eliminated), less firewood consumption and deforestation as there is no need to boil the water, and drownings of children collecting water are prevented.

The cost to protect each spring is $500. Each spring protection project offers a sustainable solution for clean water and includes hygiene and sanitation workshops for the community, water testing at the completion of each project, and annual inspections to ensure the integrity of the protected spring.

100% of all public donations will go to the project or fund that the donor designates (minus transaction cost, if applicable).   Donate to protect springs in Kenya now.


Protect Trafficking Victims | Multiple Countries

Planet Changer has secured a partnership to support and empower human trafficking survivors and at-risk communities in Peru, The Netherlands, Romania, South Africa, India and Thailand as well as at-risk communities in Uganda and Cambodia.

The first step is to create a safe environment and meet their basic needs including adequate food, shelter, health care and legal services if needed. Once the livelihood of at risk communities is stabilized, investing in goods and services that create opportunities for survivors and at-risk communities is a large focus to allow for social and economic growth. This includes education and vocational training and sets the foundation to equip individuals to be prepared for sustainable long-term opportunities.

The social venture projects create innovative, replicable, and sustainable solutions to fight modern-day slavery. Rescued victims have an opportunity to build a future and at-rick communities are intentionally empowered through education and dignified employment.

Global projects are ongoing and include;

  • safe house and vocational training center
  • catering program outreach, employing survivors of exploitation as chefs to create meals as an outreach to current victims while offering them the opportunity to enter a training program in culinary arts and catering
  • rehabilitation center offering shelter, education, health care, counseling, and vocational training
  • law enforcement partnership to identify victims, provide translation services, take statements to aid in prosecuting traffickers, and placing victims in shelters
  • on the job training programs
  • sustainable farming project providing income and vocational training for exploited children

100% of all public donations will go to the project or fund that the donor designates (minus transaction cost, if applicable).

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Family Sponsorship Fund

Planet Changer has established a Family Sponsorship Fund. We work closely with our partners in various countries to empower parents to provide for their children when they have reached the desperate place of considering giving up their children solely due to their inability to provide for the child’s basic needs.

Needs are evaluated per family and situation; grants are given for school tuition, small business start-up costs, developing sustainable food security, trade classes, and more. This allows children to remain with their parents and not become legal orphans.

100% of all public donations will go to the project or fund that the donor designates (minus transaction cost, if applicable).

Donate now.