Mbale is a city in the East of Uganda near the Kenyan border. It is a strategic centre to reach the rural communities around. Body Alive Ministries, led by Paul Wabukoma, runs a College dedicated to training people throughout the region.
Some of the students are pastors who learn both theology, sustainable agriculture and a trade. That means they are able to support themselves when they serve communities too poor to support them and also that they become models for sustainable agriculture in the communities they serve.
Because the College works largely with local independent pastors it has no possibility of regular external funding and so relies on the support of individuals and small trusts to fund it’s work. The costs are low in comparison to the significant work it does in teaching skills that can be replicated locally.