The Kyangwali Refugee Camp in Uganda is the home to about 250,000 people who have fled conflicts in Sudan, Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In the past farmers at the camp had to walk six hours with 100-pound bags of grain to access a facility that could turn their crops into food.
But the work of students at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, has brought a crop processing facility to the refugee camp. The students arranged for the purchase of two diesel-power grinding mills and helped construct a facility to house the machinery. In addition, the students trained workers at the camp how to operate the mills. Users of the mills are assessed a small fee so that diesel-fuel can be purchased to keep the mills running.