Lavender Acres is a revolutionary, trans-led project which will bring the benefits of piggery* - food, job training, economic growth - to members of Uganda's LGBTI community.
Founded by trans activist and entrepreneur, Shawn Mugisha, Lavender Acres is dedicated to employing LGBTI people to provide a stable source of income.
Employees will be trained in saving and investing in their own businesses to build a financially independent community.
Lavender Acres will provide a safe place for employees to live and work.
The economic self-sufficiency created will increase LGBTI integration in the larger community.
Your support of Lavender Acres will build stability and encourage a business model that can be duplicated in other areas where LGBTI people face discrimination.
- $10 - is the cost of 100lbs of feed
- $25 - is the cost of supporting veterinary services
- $50 - is the cost of building one pen
- $100 - is the cost to buy one pig
- $250 - is the cost of maintaining the facilities for one month
*Piggery is a traditional part of Uganda's agricultural economy providing food to local communities and much-needed jobs in areas of high unemployment.
Contributions to this campaign will go to the Rustin Fund for Global Equality at Tides Foundation, which supports the work of LGBTI organizations working in low- and middle-income countries. We will recommend that proceeds from these donations go to Lavender Acres.
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