NO MORE SKIN/HIDE WASTAGE IN KWEISEWA VILLAGE – MOMBO, KOROGWE DISTRICT
Kweisewa Village is one of the villages located at Mombo Ward in Korogwe District, which leads with many livestock keepers. 80% of the population is dealing with livestock activities. Every Wednesday and Thursday there is a market for selling cows, goats and sheep and some of these animals are slaughtered for meat. Before the Skin/hides had no reliable market, therefore WEKEZA project which is under World Vision approached SIDO with the request of training the groups on leather tanning technology; to enable them utilize the skin/hides effectively and get good income out of it.
SIDO Tanga conducted the training on skin/hide tanning to 28 members of three groups namely; Upendo, Umoja and Nemoloik in Kweisewa Village from 24/10/2014 to 03/11/2014. The aim of the training was to impart leather tanning skills to the members so that they can add value to the skin by producing various products out of it. Apart from SIDO Tanga technical officer, other facilitators were two leather experts from Morogoro. The training was sponsored by WEKEZA project
In the closing ceremony, Mr Kayenge, the Wekeza project manager advised the participants to use the skills they acquired effectively so that they can increase their source of income. He thanked SIDO Tanga for their cooperation and good fruits acquired from the training. On the other hand, the participants enjoyed the training and promised that no more skin/ hide wastage in the village.