We want to organize our community around a 'goat bank' business: importing two Boer goats and cross breeding with local goats we will produce and share a high yield goat herd.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
97% of our people are engaged in rural subsistence farming but this yields very low production. So we have food insecurity and malnutrition among children, breast feeding and pregnant mothers. The Goat Bank Project targets one community - in Sabu parish. It will be a 'bank' because we will lend a goat to a trained person, requiring that person to repay with a goat. To work, this must be well organized and managed, also with good veterinary support.
How will this project solve this problem?
The community will be organized in groups and offered opportunities in goat husbandry which will improve on the goats’ meat and milk production, build on banking system with goat as the currency and improve on family nutrition.
Potential Long Term Impact
The introduced Boer goats will improve on the quality and quantity of the local goats, ensure constant meat and milk supply, and achieve food security in the community and reduce malnutrition, increase household income, while learning business skills
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.