The Project was officially launched on 23rd March, 2011 and was graced by the Copperbelt Permanent Secretary. The baseline survey was conducted to establish the benchmarks for the range of indicators that will measure progress towards the attainment of the project objectives. 42 (40 heifers and 2 bulls) draft cattle were placed with 20 families of Kaunga Women Draft Cattle Project, and 140 meat goats were placed with Go Women Go. A variety of vegetable seeds (cabbage, rape, Chinese, onion and choumollier) were distributed to 60 families drawn across the 4 communities. 3 communities received HPI values based training, project management and water and sanitation structures. 43 monitoring visits were made in the 4 communities. 60 livestock structures have been constructed in 3 communities, 2 of these have received livestock and 1 will receive livestock during the next reporting period.
Project Story: Victory for Go Women Go
Families from the Kaunga Draft community were exposed to Go Women Go during anexchange visit aimed at promoting group cohesion and the spirit of working together. Families of Kamisenga Dairy went on a study tour to Twashuka Dairy to see how to manage a small-to-medium-scale dairy enterprise. Mrs. Rhoda Mwape of Go Women Go said: “We were the least recognized community in Mpongwe area, and people were discouraging us from continuing with project activities, basing everything on a past of unfulfilled promises from various donor organizations. Now that we have received goats from Heifer, all their negative comments are no more. The same people were asking us if they can join the club. We have told them to come so we can work together.”
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