BACKGROUND OF INCOME GENERATING PROJECTS
The Income generating projects were instituted in 2004 as a means of augmenting donor funding as well as serving a contingency measure in case donor funding lapses .Thus the Income generating projects are meant to ensure continuity of the Organisation’s programmes even with minimum financial assistance from donors. Mwenezi Development Training centre with the aid from LED established the board and lodging and poultry section infrastructure. The board and lodging provides accommodation, conference and catering services whilst the poultry section provides Indigenous chicken and eggs production.
The Department is meant to ensure the following objectives are met:
- Create a sustainable institutional growth and long-term self –sufficiency.
- Augment donor funding -with an ability to contribute 20-25% to community development programme.
- To facilitate the district’s NGO community development programmes through provision of accommodation and catering facilities during training workshops.
- To enhance service delivery to local and external community.
STRATEGIC BUSINESS UNITS
BOARDING AND CATERING
The board and catering offers exquisite accommodation, conference facilities and catering services.
CONFERENCE AND CATERING FACILITIES
The Organisation has a hall for hiring at affordable price with a capacity of 60-75 seated participants. The facility provides a welcoming environment for workshops, weddings, meetings, church services and parties. Meals are prepared by professional cooks and are offered at affordable prices (just come and enjoy).
Our accommodation is comprised of 2 chalets (6 rooms), 1 tiled house with in situ facilities (10 rooms) and 2 asbestos roofed houses with 18 rooms, to give a total of 34 rooms.60 % monthly average room occupancy is obtained from diversified range of clientele comprising of NGOs, Private Sector and Government Departments .Conference Hall and Conference facilities which can accommodate 60 to 75 people are in place .There is a 24 hour security meant to safeguard clients and their possessions. To curb instances of electricity and water shortages back up facilities of 50Kva generator, 10000, 5000 water tanks and a submersible pump fitted borehole were established. Our accommodation prices ranges from 15 -25 per person.
The good quality of our food is guaranteed by provision of quality Boshveld day and indigenous chicken and eggs from our poultry section which mainly supplies our catering department and the external market.
INDIGENOUS POULTRY PRODCUCTION SECTION
The section have Boschveld poultry specie and a varied communal area birds species meant to produce eggs as well as incubating chicks to add to our stock as well as selling to the community.
THE EGG NCUBATOR AND HATCHERY
CAPACITY – 1056 EGGS Chick cost $ .80
HATCHING CYCLE – 21 DAYS
Masvingo and our local township, lodges and hotels in Masvingo enjoy our services. Our prices are professionally administered in such a way that they vary in accordance to age/cost of production suffered at every stage of growth.
BACK –UP FACILITIES
Electricity and water outages is a thing of the past at the institution .In periods of electricity outage, enough power is provided by the 50KVA generator connected direct to the institution’s electricity supply lines. With the drilled borehole, pumping system &a 5000l water tank in place water is made available during periods of inadequate ZINWA supply.
5000l water tank