Empowering Communities

The Mbuzi (Goat) Project

Donation Goal For This Project is £5,000
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Just £50 will help one family start rearing Goats!

 

Sadaqah
Lillah
General

Project Benefits:

We provided 64 goats (60 females and 4 males) across 2 villages. Benefitting approximately 450 people, that’s 60 families across 2 villages.

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The Mbuzi (Goat) project empowers families through women to alleviate poverty and enable self sufficiency. Goats provide sustainable income sources and are low maintenance animals. They produce an average of four kids per year. These may be sold, kept for reproduction or passed on to another family.

 

Ibn al-Qayyim said:

The best charity is that which fulfils someone’s need and is continuous.

 

The Process – Empowering by Sharing:

Initially we provided training to villagers to help them maintain the project. They are fully explained the goal of the program which aims to help them become self-sufficient.

We provided 64 goats (60 females and 4 males) across 2 villages. The first offspring were collected and passed on to another family. This cycle then continues! Ensuring financial independence and also teaching the villagers the principle of giving back and sharing with the community.

 

Empowering Women

The goats are given mainly to women. They tend to be more responsible and disciplined to ensure the projects success. It gives them ownership and increases their sense of self-worth. Often, in the rural communities, men tend to retain control of everything in the family which seriously disadvantages women. Our program educates the village through meeting with the elders, chief of the village, women and their husbands to explain the program and its merits.

 

Benefits:
  1. Goats are low cost to maintain as they feed on local grass.
  2. The grass also provides health benefits minimizing the need for multiple expensive vaccinations.
  3. Goats are used for food, milk and meat.
  4. The skin is used for fabrics, shoes and house mats.
  5. The droppings and urine is also be used for manure to compliment the agricultural crops grown.

The income generated is primarily used to pay for:

  • School fees
  • Purchase basic needs such as food, medicine and clothes
  • And fund other business opportunities.

 

100% Donation, No Deductions!

We guarantee 100% of your donations will reach their intended target. The charity operates on a voluntary basis ensuring our costs are kept to a minimum. The set-up, operating, admin and marketing costs are met by the trustees, supporters and some from the gift aid contributions.