Bethany Land Institute has land and a plan 

  • 2017 - Fundraise and assemble BLI’s core team

  • 2018 - Train staff, develop curriculum, and build phase one of the campus

  • 2021 - Welcome first cohort of Caretakers, Mary’s Farm and Martha’s Market open to public


Starting small with excellence

2018 - Year of EQUIPPING

In 2018 BLI will prepare the campus and staff to transform the lives of our future students. During this year BLI's founders will instill Bethany values in staff and work with the core team to create BLI specific curriculum. At the same time Phase One of the campus, the buildings and land necessary to launch the Caretaker Program, will be constructed. 



Timeline and Milestones

2012-13             Dreams & an emerging vision


2014                 BLI Concept is conceived

·       Clarifying the vision  - conversations in Uganda and the US

·       Acquiring land


2015          Farm house constructed

·       Hired farm manager, security officer and two farm hands

·       BLI Uganda Ltd (LLC). 1st meeting of BLI Uganda board                                                     

2016       ·       Master site Campus plan developed by Engineering Missions International (EMI)

·       BLI USA set up as 501(c)3

·       Held 1st meeting US board        

·       Held US vision casting meeting


2017 ·       Fundraising for Phase One of campus construction


2018 ·       Staff formation program launched

·       US Advisory Council Meeting

·       2 BLI USA Board meetings

·       1 BLI Uganda Board meeting

·       Martha’s SACCO set up


BLI Uganda 5 year strategic plan meeting

·       Curriculum Development workshop

·       NGO Registration

·       Phase One campus development starts

·       Set up demos and teaching farm

·       Recruit (select) 1st caretaker cohort


·       Campus construction and demo set up continues

·       Preparations for Institute launch


·       Jan: BLI officially launches: 1st cohort

·       First  Martha’s Market 


·       2nd (cohort) intake

·       All BLI programs fully established and running


2023:             Development of 2nd phase of BLI Campus



2025:                 Third and final phase of BLI campus development

We are so grateful to the many Ugandans who are eager for the Institute to open and have already donated their labor, building supplies, or expertise.

Will you join the Ugandans already at work in making BLI a reality?