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.
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.