EACO Friendly

    Pollinating the world

Developing Africa

Serving communities of Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda

with an emphasis on helping the dispossessed.



About EACO Friendly

Overview

Developing the World

"EACO Friendly"​ is an African enterprise which initially owned and operated a honey farm in the Namanganga community, Uganda. We are now engaging with entrepreneurial certified professionals, local communities and landowners in Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda to jointly share in the development of micro businesses. 

We currently have arrangements in 17 enterprises in such areas as agriculture, fish farming, tourism, logistics, air time, mobile banking and micro lending and hope to develop further businesses in model farming, healthcare, education,  renewable energy, manufacturing, value added projects and water supply. 

At first hand these may seem a disparate assortment of businesses but we facilitate the entire business process from manufacture to point of sale, from business plan to business finance, from apprentice to manager. The model is almost infinitely extendible to any community.

EACO Friendly is a combination of joint ventures developing opportunities for local communities and especially their dispossessed people.

Why EACO Friendly?

Our Community Partners

Our Expert Entrepreneurs

Our Joint Venture

EACO Family

The EACO Family


Why EACO Friendly?

Mukono District of Uganda is one of the poorest areas in Uganda. A similar position exits in rural areas around Kilimanjaro and in Malawi. People exist using subsistence agriculture and little else. 

As a result of past conflicts and the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, Malaria, Pneumonia and Tuberculosis there are many dispossessed people including children and the elderly. 

Often, due to a missing generation, children are cared for by their grandparents or distant relatives.

To move communities out of this situation we are developing micro businesses.

Joint Venture Partners

EACO

Geoff Brown

EACO

Empower and Care Organization (EACO) has been registered since 2006 as a Community Based Organization, and operates in the Mukono District of Central Uganda. 

Their mission is to reduce poverty and HIV/AIDS through the creation of economic empowerment, and educational opportunities and support for disadvantaged groups of people. 

Their activities are targeted toward vulnerable women, particularly widows and those living with HIV/AIDS, as well as vulnerable children, youth, and the elderly.

The vision and philosophy of EACO is based on the belief that every human being is a unique individual and that we all have a right to good health and basic needs and should access means to a comfortable life in one way or another.

EACO is committed to a development process that promotes equality.

EACO believes in and strives to uphold the rights and dignity of all people especially in the rural communities. 

EACO upholds principles of stewardship with its resources and is committed to support women, vulnerable children and disadvantaged people to fight poverty, ignorance and diseases such as malaria and HIV/AIDS.

Geoff Brown

Geoff Brown first visited Uganda on holiday in February 2014. Beside the many smiling faces and shouts of  "muzungo, muzungo" he found the poverty, especially amongst the dispossessed, disconcerting.

As part of his social responsibility committment Geoff started working with Empower and Care Organisation (EACO) attempting to obtain funds for a wide range of projects from health to education. 

He worked alongside EACO in Mukono in February 2015 and lived with a Ugandan family and jointly shares the ambitions of EACO. 

This year he worked in Tanzania at the Sure Starts Children Centre and visited the Kilimanjaro area.

He has invested in fish farms and agriculture aiming to bring a wide range of projects under the umbrella of the EACO Friendly family in partnership with the joint venture partners. 

Joint Ventures

EACO Friendly operates in Uganda and is a joint venture between Geoff Brown and EACO.

EACO Friendly Tanzania operates a joint venture with INCITO Agribusiness and Maisha Leo charity.

EACO Friendly Uganda has a joint ventures with Senjuba David, GoBigHub, Tame Hunger Enterprise and Nicham Enterprises

Our Community Partners

Together we will engage with:

  • entrepreneurial certified professionals,

  • local communities or landowners,

  • suppliers and

  • sponsors 

and, hopefully, jointly share in the development of micro businesses in such areas as:

We will provide:

  • The necessary funds for the first year of business, either directly or via sponsors.

  • Management expertise in developing the individual businesses

  • Sales and marketing support to producer businesses developing the market and sourcing orders

  • Buying support to sales businesses obtaining the lowest prices for quality products

  • Mentoring to professionals to develop their skills

Thus allowing them to practice their recent learning and learn from us to become rounded entrepreneurs.

The model is almost infinitely extendable to any community.

Our Expert Entrepreneurs

We do not expect our experts to be knowledgeable in all areas of business but expert in  their chosen field. 

Given this, EACO Friendly will manage the interelationships between the seperate business, communications, sales and marketing.

We do expect our experts to bring to an interview a viable business plan which we can first challenge then use in the business. 

We also expect our experts to share knowlege with the community and employ apprentices to spread their knowledge.

Any locally based certified entrepreneurs are welcome to contact us regarding the above or any other ideas they have for sustainable businesses 


Model farming

Teaching modern methods

Local knowledge is fast disappearing from the communities. EACO Friendly has a solution which provides recent learning with apprenticeships with those communities....More

Health Centres

Care in the community

People often have to walk vast distances to get medical attention. EACO Friendly wants to provide health services in each community centre to provide quick and easy access to medical services...More

Education

Learning for all

Education is often unaffordable and is not compulsory. EACO Friendly  has a business case to solve this issue...More

Energy

Renewable Electricity

The UN has said that all will have access to energy by 2030. EACO Friendly has a solution to this now.

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Logistics

Sustainable Transport

Providing transport links to the often under supported communities in Mukono....

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Tourism

Cash for the community

EACO Friendly Honey is the first venture for EACO Friendly and will process honey for the community.... More

Value Added Products

Regular Income

A business best survives with higher prices and constant income....

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Water

Well delivery

We could spend all our efforts getting water to everyone in the communities. EACO Friendly has a plan to achieve this...

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