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Local Sprouts

How far do you walk for water? To the tap? To the store? To a village borehole? To the river? Is it clean? Is it safe? As a basic necessity for life, Local Sprouts encourages you to think about it the next time you take a sip to quench your thirst. Want to make a difference & bring clean, safe drinking water to a local school or children’s home? Click through to Malayaka House and get the water flowing!



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Say Cheese!


The vision of making and supplying mozzarella cheese to restaurants and hotels stems from the relatively high demand for pizza in Entebbe, and the difficulty businesses face trying to acquire high quality cheese. A friend and Italian restaurant owner taught our girls the fine art of making delicious mozzarella cheese, and we have built a special mozzarella cheese house for smooth, clean, and efficient operations. It has a sink, counter, deep freezer, storage shelves, and a large industrial gas cooker…everything required for a well-positioned enterprise.

A cheese business aligns well with our intention of one day serving organic pizzas to the community supplied by fresh milk and organic vegetables from our own farm.

Currently, we have four customers and distribute roughly 12 kilograms of mozzarella per week. Our objective is to cover expenses, provide two jobs, turn a profit, and to eventually establish the first pizza delivery and catering operation in Entebbe.

Bakery & Pizza Night


We decided to create an opportunity for our older girls to develop their baking skills while lessening our dependence on increasingly expensive cooking gas by building a fuel-efficient wood-fired brick oven at Malayaka House. Construction was complete in April of 2011, along with a proper kitchen around it to keep the area clean, safe, controlled, and dedicated to our business activities.


Bookkeeping, scheduling, and keeping track of supplies are all skills demonstrated by our teens as they run the bakery and pizza restaurant.

Jacinta, one of our home’s oldest children, is training a team of bakers as we develop a prosperous income-generating activity that feeds the healthy market in Entebbe for good bread, high quality cakes, and pizza.


Supplies all laid out for a busy night ahead!

We have expanded our baking activities to complement our guest house, steady flow of volunteers, and friends in the community. Two evenings per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, we host Malayaka House Pizza Night. The menu consists of a build-your-own pizza, a loaf of bread to take home, dessert, and fresh juice. A team of hosts and waitresses works alongside the bakers to welcome guests, take orders, and provide first-class service to our customers.


Setting the scene with tablecloths made in our Craft Workshop, where teens learn the ins and outs of sewing.

Our pizza nights began in February 2012 and have become a popular social event in Entebbe. The United Nations employees and Swift Air flight attendants and pilots have provided a solid base of support and consider Malayaka House pizza “the best pizza in town”. Our next step is developing a delivery program targeting these satisfied customers and expanding our market.


Home grown veggies are often used in making our pizza and sauce!

Have fun for Malayaka House!


All the fun and games of Malayaka House can be contagious! But there is no reason for all the fun to be just in Uganda! Want to have fun and benefit Malayaka House? Why not organize an event with the proceeds going to Malayaka House? Maybe a yoga class! Or a concert! Or a craft fair, fun run or marathon! The options are endless! Be in touch if you would like to organize an event. We’re happy to assist in whatever you have in mind!

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