Philippine Project Notes:
Milling Rice.
“Helping people is a good thing. Helping people AND getting your money back is BETTER!”

By Tim Roach
Copyright 2009

Business venture Info: What we are doing and why.

Business venture Info: The people we are working with are not looking for handouts, just an honest helping hand.

Business venture Info: What steps are involved to allow short term use of funds and how the money is returned.

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Most of the milling equipment here in the Philippines is old and worn but it is functional and does the job.

As you might guess from the pictures it is hot and dusty in the mills.

Just for quick estimates, it takes about two 40-kilogram bags of "raw" rice (about 80 kilograms of rice we get from the field) to produce one 50-kilogram bag of eatable rice.

The unusable parts of the rice husk are dumped out the back of the mill to be used later for organic fertilizer. The part of the husk that animals can eat is bagged and we use as a supplement food supply of various animals, usually pigs and chickens.

The methods and equipment may not be as "pretty" as the mills in western countries, but the work gets done and the people throughout the area get to eat another day.


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