Emmanuel’s dream is to bring affordable, accessible veterinary services to Rwandans whose livelihoods rely on the health of their dairy cows.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In Rwanda, cows are not just animals but a household industry providing milk for children’s nutrition, family income, fertilizers for high crop production and emotional healing for lonely genocide survivors. Unfortunately, Rwandan farmers lose cows to disease because they lack access to quality veterinary services. Further, when these services are available, farmers pay exploitative rates.
How will this project solve this problem?
My CowMax centers will keep the cows alive and healthy to serve families. CowMax will make its services affordable by implementing an innovative “risk-pooling” health insurance fund. My franchised centers will also create 600 new jobs.
Potential Long Term Impact
Dairy cows play an integral role in Rwanda by providing families with nutrition and income. Keeping cows healthy and productive means improving the livelihoods of men, women and children.
Total Funding Received to Date: $2,365
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $2,365 . The original project funding goal was $10,000.