Strengthening our Congo Community with a Goat Bank

 
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Strengthening our Congo Community with a Goat Bank

Strengthening our Congo Community with a Goat Bank
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A young local doe

A young local doe
Our local goats produce twins only 30% of the time and their milk supply is barely sufficient to feed the kids. We will buy good local females like this to breed with imported Boer goats for more health, milk and meat. To do this well, we must have good training, good nutrition and good veterinary support. Eventually, we will do all that from our resources. We need your help in the first year, to get equipment and initial supplies and training. (view small | med | large | orig)

Male Boer Goat (Buck)

Male Boer Goat (Buck)
In Uganda people have used Boer goat bucks for cross breeding with local doe to improve the quality of the goat production in terms of meat and milk. We shall import two male goats (bucks) for the project. This is expensive and it is essential that we care for them well. For this reason we need good equipment and proper training. (view small | med | large | orig)

Mama Mado, Chairperson

Mama Mado, Chairperson
“Most people think NGOs are suppose to distribute free things to the community as was the case with some international NGOs when we had just returned after the war. We must focus on the fight against poverty but not materials gains. Poverty is not only lack of material wealth and money but also ignorance. Ignorance is actually the biggest problem that people in our community face and is the reason why people are poor. Let us break the vicious circle of poverty.” Mama Mado (view small | med | large | orig)

Our organisation is one year old, working well

Our organisation is one year old, working well
November 2007: committee and community members celebrate first donated sewing machine, a gift from Australian friend. With further donations, we began a training program for young people, to enable them to earn income. We had just registered as an NGO. We have reported on this at our blog and will continue to report on our projects and their impact. Let us break the vicious circle of poverty that ties most of us down. (view small | med | large | orig)

A local family illustrates our situation

A local family illustrates our situation
Achor Meka is Vice Chair of Nyalebbe CDA, seen here with his family. Achor now cares for his orphan grandchildren. A generation has been lost in war and to AIDS. The older grandchildren cannot go to school because they have to take care of their younger brothers and sisters. There are also fees for school for which there is no money. CDA's first target is to provide young people like this with vocational skills& to enable them to gain a living and build the future. (view small | med | large | orig)

Community meeting

Community meeting
A village meeting in Nyalebbe, our community. This is where the community sits to discuss about their projects and other village issues. When we first sought advice from people in other countries we were given some very big ideas about a 'trade school'. But then it was suggested that we needed to look more closely at the resources we had and our own priorities. So we decided on two pioneer projects, to help young people build skills in carpentry and in tailoring. The goat bank will be phase 2! (view small | med | large | orig)

Mother and Baby

Mother and Baby
We have experienced war and the impact of AIDS, which have taken away many of our people. We had to flee from our village during the Second Congo War and return with nothing but our own capacity for subsistence. We have to build skills and resources to help the next generation. (view small | med | large | orig)

Community

Community
We do not have electric power, we do not have running water in our homes. Here you see members of the community drawing water for home use and also washing clothes in a local stream. You can see the basic level from which we need to improve quality of life and meet basic human needs. Our projects focus on empowering and building skills and resources, not just charity. (view small | med | large | orig)

Bedijo Ukungo Deo

Bedijo Ukungo Deo
Deo is an agricultural field extension worker for Anghal Collectivité – our local government area. He is the CDA's volunteer 'mobilizer' - his role is to get members and support their understanding of projects and the principles of empowerment and capacity building. He is a very hard working young man in his late 30s, he is here working at his veranda with his son looking on. We are building a positive new way of life for our children. (view small | med | large | orig)

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Organization

Project Leader

Vincent Ulargiw

Project Leader
Nyalebbe, DRC Uganda

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